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Delhi Greens Releases Info Brochure Ahead of Wetlands Day 2019

Delhi Greens Releases Info Brochure Ahead of Wetlands Day 2019

Green Alert
2nd February is celebrated as World Wetlands Day around the world. It is this date on which an International Convention for the protection of wetlands was signed at the Iranian city of Ramsar. In India, the Ramsar Convention has identified 27 wetlands of international importance and they are being rigorously monitored. However, there are thousands of wetlands around the country which are being rapidly degraded, and whom depends the lives of many more thousand people. Delhi itself has lost hundreds of wetlands in the recent past. This is a dangerous situation for the city. Anybody who works with Nature understands well the importance of wetlands. There is also need to raise awareness about these wetlands with the general public as well as with the bureaucrats and politicians. This re...
Pride of Cows Comes to Delhi, But Needs to Optimize its Ecological Footprint

Pride of Cows Comes to Delhi, But Needs to Optimize its Ecological Footprint

Green Alert
We are what we eat (and drink). A healthier life is a reflection of what we consume on a daily basis. Milk has always been an essential part of our diet since ancient times. However, adulteration and contamination of milk in recent times has been a pressing concern. To address this concern, Parag Milk Foods has now launched premium milk 'Pride of Cows' in Delhi. Parag Milk Foods Ltd's Pride of Cows milk was launched in Delhi by Bollywood Actress Soha Ali Khan. It is hoped that milk consumers in Delhi will now be able to better experience the goodness of cow’s milk delivered to their doorsteps. Pride of Cows strives to encourage people who believe in finer things of life. The brand provides milk that defines the edge of purity and high quality. It involves zero human intervention and
Eight Ways To Keep Yourself Fit Amidst Winter Pollution in Delhi

Eight Ways To Keep Yourself Fit Amidst Winter Pollution in Delhi

Green Living
Winter season in the national capital this year is strangely bittersweet. While most of us look forward to the cool respite after months of sweltering heat, the chilly weather do entail a variety of problems for many. This is because it is a combination of frigid winds blowing from the Himalayas, and the soaring pollution levels that are now synonymous with Delhi. There is not much to look forward to due to the winter pollution in Delhi. While small life measures cannot be mistaken for a complete solution, they can make an impact on the individual’s life. Here are a few handy tips to battle the ongoing cold, polluted winter season in Delhi! 1. Exercise Indoors We have long been recommended a dose of fresh air in the morning for a healthy start to the day. However, walks and outdoo
MoEFCC Invites Application for Consultant in Environmental Sciences

MoEFCC Invites Application for Consultant in Environmental Sciences

Green Jobs
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India invites applications from young professionals looking for opportunity to facilitate the Ministry in the implementation of Green Good Deeds (GGDs) across the country. Initially, the position is for one year and may be extended depending upon the performance and as per Ministry's requirement. Post Title: Consultant (Environmental Science) Job Requirement: To assist divisional officers in all programmes relating to GGDs; including EE Division; to assist the Ministry in monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of the programme in all States; compilation of reports, newsletters, etc.; organization of meeting; development of knowledge products. Any other activity assigned by Divisional Head. Eligibilit
Migratory Birds: The Only Good Thing Left About Delhi’s Winters

Migratory Birds: The Only Good Thing Left About Delhi’s Winters

Green Lens
Winters in Delhi was once a time of cheer and joy. Many would remember the cold, foggy winter mornings and the taste of a warm cup of tea or coffee while standing in the balcony. Still others would remember the excitement of taking a quick job or brisk walk in the nearby park, if not to the more prominent ones, just to regain the body heat. Inhaling the fog, and exhaling the white misty spirit of Delhi was once part of the winter experience in Delhi. Not anymore. Delhi's October smell, the fragrance of the blooming Alstonia, was once an exciting announcement of Delhi's winters. The winter, amidst the alarming air pollution in Delhi, has become a fight for survival. The day has to be planned so that one spends maximum times indoors. Breathing out in the open, without a face mask has ...
Delhi’s Winter Woes Should Be Declared A National Emergency

Delhi’s Winter Woes Should Be Declared A National Emergency

Articles
Stubble burning around Delhi during October 2018. Winter is peaking in Delhi these days and the air pollution this year has been more engulfing than ever. As Delhi headed into the winter months, citizens did brace for the city's notoriously poor air quality to get even worse. The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded close to 250 at the end of October. Things got much out of hand though and according to available figures, AQI has peaked at 999 on more than one days at several places in Delhi since then. With the approach of winter, airborne particles and toxic chemicals that make up the smog prove to be a major hindrance to daily life in Delhi every year. This also proves to be a major public health hazard. The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health has reported th...
Asthma Manual for Schools Launched by Environment Minister

Asthma Manual for Schools Launched by Environment Minister

Green Alert
The Central and Delhi State Governments have been carrying out an aggressive ten day long Clean Air Campaign from 1 to 10 November 2018. 52 teams for controlling air pollution were jointly flagged of by the Union Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain. An Asthma Manual for Schools was also launched looking at the rising incidents of this disease in school children in Delhi NCR. Air pollution aggravates around Diwali is one of the main reason why we can no longer afford to burst crackers during Diwali. Each of the 52 teams are now visiting different parts of Delhi NCR and have the local Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) as the Team Leader. Senior officials from Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and representatives f...
Delhi Government Invites Proposal on Assessing Plastic Waste

Delhi Government Invites Proposal on Assessing Plastic Waste

Green Jobs
The Government of NCT of Delhi invites research proposals for assessing and characterizing plastic waste in the NCT of Delhi. Research and academic Institutions of national repute, Consultancy Organizations and NGOs working in the field of Environment for a minimum period of 10 years and having experience in conducting waste management related projects are invited to apply. The scope of the study will include assessment of total quantum of Plastic Waste being generated in the NCT of Delhi as well as characterization of plastic waste. Plastic waste due to tourism in Delhi and brand audit of plastic waste in Delhi are also part of scope of this study. The research should culminate with policy recommendations on addressing the problem of plastic waste in Delhi. The last date for app...
Delhi Government Goes All Out to Ensure a Clean, Green Diwali 2018

Delhi Government Goes All Out to Ensure a Clean, Green Diwali 2018

Articles
The festival of Diwali is no longer a festival of joy alone and is accompanied by misery especially for those suffering from breathing disorders. This is true for the entire NCT of Delhi, which has an alarming population of over 20 million people. Every year during Diwali, the air quality worsens and is worst during and immediately after the Diwali night. The large-scale burning of fire crackers during the Diwali night, which spikes up the already air polluted National Capital is the principal cause of this pollution. This year, the Government of NCT of Delhi has taken significant steps for ensuring the reduction of air pollution due to Diwali. The Government began with writing a letter to all the schools, through its Eco Clubs Scheme. The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Shri Manish ...

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