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Benefits of Commonwealth Games

Benefits of Commonwealth Games

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Last time we looked at the incredible paced up infrastructure development taking place in Delhi over the recent past in lieu of the Commonwealth Games. We have a new drinking water supply system--Sonia Vihar-- providing water to the eastern part of city. We have new sewage system put in place across the city by the authorities. We have an entirely new network of roads and flyovers connecting the city with Domestic and International Terminals. Gurgaon and Jaipur have come closer. We have the Delhi Metro Railway System in place connecting and criss-crossing the Delhi NCR region. We have renewed focus on solid waste management by local authorities though the Bhagidari scheme. We have put in place over the last few years, airport beautification and expansion, both for domestic and inter...
Delhi Critical Mass Today!

Delhi Critical Mass Today!

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Critical Mass is an event held in almost all major cities of the world, usually on the last Friday of every month, wherein a mass of cyclists ride through the streets of the city. The peak hour bicycle ride gives the subtle message to the motor-drivers, that cyclists exist too! The event is open to all the cycling enthusiasts and people who are concerned about environment, climate change, road accidents, health & fitness etc. NEXT Delhi CRITICAL MASS: Friday, the 28th of November, 2008! Starting from Vijay Chowk, 6.00 pm onwards The idea is also to celebrate cycling! Fore more information, visit: http://delhicriticalmass.in/  or write to info@delhicriticalmass.in
Book Review: Trees of Delhi

Book Review: Trees of Delhi

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Following is a book review of the the much appreciated book Trees of Delhi - compiled by the well known Pradip Krishen - for the wo/man on the street in Delhi! The Book Review by Mr. Rajesh Thadani, Executive Director, Center for Ecology, Development & Research (CEDAR), New Delhi is a published work from Conservation & Society - and is presented here under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License. The Online Journal can be accessed by clicking here. The Book Review can also be read here. Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide Pradip Krishen, Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide. Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, India. 2006. 360 pp. INR 799(Paperback). ISBN 0-14-400070-9. Pradip Krishen is not a taxonomist. Perhaps, that’s why his book makes taxonomy so interesting. The
Open letter to the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University

Open letter to the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University

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Vice-Chancellor University of Delhi Delhi - 110 007 INDIA Dear Sir, Hope you are doing good and keeping well. Unfortunately, and much to the shock of many, the green cover and the 'heritage' trees in the university campus, about 500m from your office are not. A little over an year ago, the unscientific marking and the felling of a large number of trees in the campus was highlighted by the students and the faculty of Delhi University. This was well appreciated by you sir, with an assurance that the matter would be adequately probed. Also, after carrying out signature campaigns and submitting petitions to your office, we were further assured that the trees in the campus will be given the due importance that they deserve. However, the situation today is far from that. The tress...

Registration Open for Delhi Youth Summit on Climate 2008!

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- Come Create History - - By Writing the Future - Delhi Youth Summit on Climate ( DYSoC 2008 ) Climate change poses the single largest threat to the future of humanity. Scientific reports are now indicating that to slow down the effects of a run-away climate catastrophe, carbon emissions must not exceed 350 ppm. In the wake of this threat, nations around the world are grappling for solutions to establishing pathways to low carbon economies to avoid a wave of mass planetary extinction. Though we may attempt to fix the problems technologically, it is widely acknowledged that real solutions will only come from changes in lifestyle. Lifestyles are greatly impacted by none other than the planning of cities—the rise of which gave birth to “civilization.” The unsustainable use of local reso

Delhi loses bid to host 2014 Asian Games!

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Delhi may be gearing up for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, but has lost the bid to host the 2014 Asian Games. Good or bad: No comments! Here's the story courtesy Rediffmail.com April 17, 2007 19:07 IST New Delhi's bid to host the 2014 Asian Games came unstuck as the Olympic Council Asia awarded the multi-sport event to the South Korean city of Incheon on Tuesday. The 45-member General Assembly of the OCA made the decision at its two-day meeting in Kuwait. Delhi was bidding to bring back the continental mega event to Indian soil after a gap of 32 years, having last organised the same in 1982. The Indian capital was also the host for the inaugural edition of the sporting extravaganza, which is second only to the Olympics in terms of number of disciplines, in 1951. (mo...
Finally, Delhi Administration Talks of E-waste!

Finally, Delhi Administration Talks of E-waste!

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The problem of e-waste in Delhi is only increasing by the hour. Still not much is talked about it and little, if any research is going on in making any E-waste management strategy for the city. However of late, the problem is being recognized and being studied from all angles. The following is an article courtesy the Tribune News Service. Legislation to recycle e-waste in Delhi in offing April 3: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) under the Ministry of Environment and Forests is drafting a legislation in consultation with the Delhi Government to help it properly dispose of 15,000 tonnes of e-waste, which Delhi generate by way of recycling it, Mr. J. K. Dadoo, Secretary, Department of Environment, Government of Delhi, said. The Secretary clarified that stipulations of curr
“I Have Never Been To a More Green City” Says Prof. Wangari Maathai

“I Have Never Been To a More Green City” Says Prof. Wangari Maathai

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Photo Courtesy: HT The Eighth Rajiv Gandhi Foundation Meet (held on 21st March 2007 at the Jawahar Bhawan) invited Nobel Peace Prize winner, Prof. Wangari Muta Maathai. At a time when the world is facing a global warming crisis, Prof. Maathai’s lecture on ‘Environment, Democracy & Peace: A critical link’ could not be better timed. Through her Green Belt Movement, Prof. Maathai has planted billions of trees and cared for million others. Prior to her lecture, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi welcomed the guests and reminded us of Mahatma Gandhi’s famous quote which has literally become the punch line of present day environmentalism, “The World has enough for everybody’s need but not enough for everybody’s greed.” “I have never been to a more green city”, was Prof. Maathai’s complement to New
Delhi Greens Blog: One for the Greens of Delhi!

Delhi Greens Blog: One for the Greens of Delhi!

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One for the Greens (of Delhi) ! The Delhi Greens Blog is being launched as an effort to highlight the green spaces, flora and fauna of Delhi and sensitise people about the pressing environmental and social issues in and around the capital city.   Please send in your contributions, suggestions, articles to govind@delhigreens.org   Translate this Blog: This Blog is run by The Al Gore/ Climate Project Presenters
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