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Petition Committee Rebukes PWD Over False Claims of De-Silted Drains

Petition Committee Rebukes PWD Over False Claims of De-Silted Drains

Green Alert
Neeraj Kumar, a resident of Pandav Nagar (Delhi) had submitted a Petition on 29 May 2017, alleging failure on part of Public Works Department (PWD), Government of NCT of Delhi and the Municipal Corporations of Delhi in discharging their duties of de-silting the drains for preventing water-logging in Delhi. The Petition, countersigned by Sanjeev Jha (MLA), was directed to the Delhi Assembly Petitions Committee for further probe into the matter. The Committee recently came out with its Report on this matter and tabled it in the Legislative Assembly of Delhi 0n 30 June, 2017. Click here to Download and Read this Report The Report is a MUST READ for every citizen of Delhi who wants to understand why water-logging takes place in Delhi year after year despite promises and tall cla...
Ahead of Environment Day, Delhi Fares Well in Uber Green Index Data

Ahead of Environment Day, Delhi Fares Well in Uber Green Index Data

Corporate Greening
Uber, the ride-sharing App that is redefining urban mobility across the globe, released its Green Index Data ahead of the World Environment Day. According to data released by Uber, the launch of uberPOOL scheme in Delhi saved appropriately 9,36,000 litres of fuel as 19,901,000 km distance was travelled due to this. This, according to Uber's Green Index data, curbed 22,03,000 kg CO2 emissions in Delhi alone. On releasing the Green Index, Prabhjeet Singh, GM, Uber Delhi and North India said, "Using public transportation and ride-sharing is a responsible way to combat traffic congestion and rising pollution levels in the city. With the launch of uberPOOL in Delhi, our goal was to get more people in fewer cars at the tap of a button. The results show that 28% of the total Uber trips in ...
AQI Based Graded Response to Pollution Crisis in Delhi Explained

AQI Based Graded Response to Pollution Crisis in Delhi Explained

Articles
Air pollution has become a consistent environmental challenge in Delhi in recent years. An air quality based graded response system is now being put in place which could increase your parking rates and close down schools during peak pollution days. What is important to understand is if it will actually help bring down Delhi's air pollution and what role can citizens play in helping the Government fight this life threatening menace. Here's a quick understanding of this AQI based graded response system. The Hon'ble Supreme Court of India directed the framing and submission of graded response action plan for various categories of National Air Quality Index (AQI) on 10 November, 2016. An AQI is a number which considers the health impact of individual air pollutant (e.g. particulate matter, ...
Environmental Flashpoint: Delhi Schools Closed Due to Air Pollution

Environmental Flashpoint: Delhi Schools Closed Due to Air Pollution

Green Alert
Children on the roads of Delhi are the most prone to Delhi's air pollution crisis. The status of environment in Delhi today reached a flashpoint. Schools in Delhi were ordered to shut down due to escalated air pollution levels for the first time in the history of the city. The schools which are run under the North, South and East Municipal Corporations of Delhi were all instructed to be shut today due to heavy smog. Several private/public schools have also been shut since yesterday due to the rampant and visible air pollution which has engulfed the city. This is the first time that schools in Delhi have had to close down due to air pollution. Delhi has been featured as the most polluted city among all cities in the past and continues to witness large-scale air pollution due to se...
Ahead of Diwali, Eco Clubs Urged to Campaign Against Crackers

Ahead of Diwali, Eco Clubs Urged to Campaign Against Crackers

Green Alert
The festival of Deepawali is no longer just about sweets and celebrations. It is also about the fear and anxiety of coping up with the tremendous amount of air and noise pollution that it will bring, to an already polluted Delhi city. While majority of the people may not feel any major immediate impact of this pollution, a large number of people in the city are significantly impacted due to it. Even those who are not immediately impacted, suffer long term health problems due to the smoke and pollution. Expressing concern over the rising pollution in Delhi, and the role Deepawali may play in it, the Deputy Chief Minster of Delhi Government Shri Manish Sisodia has written to the Eco Clubs of all schools in Delhi. He has urged all the Eco Clubs to play active role in the Anti-Cracke...
Weekly Green News Update for Week 42 (Oct 17 to 23), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 42 (Oct 17 to 23), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 42 (between October 17 to 23) 2016. 1. Delhi May Solve Its Air Pollution Problem With 'Vertical Gardens' In a city with some of the world's most poisonous air, a lack of space for greenery makes an alarming problem only worse for many of Delhi's 10 million residents. 2. Fresh pelican deaths in Delhi zoo The National Zoological Park, which has been shut down temporarily amid a bird flu scare, today reported fresh pelican deaths. 3. Introduce destination buses to decongest roads in Delhi: NGT Aiming at steps to curb pollution, the National Green Tribunal has directed Delhi government to reduce traffic congestion on city roads and introduce destination buses to improve air quality in the national capital.
Weekly Green News Update for Week 41 (Oct 10 to 16), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 41 (Oct 10 to 16), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 41 (between October 10 to 16) 2016. 1. Winter worsens Delhi's pollution levels After Delhi celebrated Dussehra, doctors in the national Capital are treating increasing number of patients with respiratory ailments. 2. NDMC set to produce power from plastic In an order to recycle green and plastic waste, North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has collaborated with a private partner who will generate energy and make useful products from garbage generated in parks and used plastics. 3. Dwarka raises a stink this festival season This festive season has turned into a harrowing time for Dwarka residents as the South Corporation has been skipping garbage disposal daily across most residential societies. 4
The CoFounder, India’s First Startup Magazine Launched

The CoFounder, India’s First Startup Magazine Launched

Events
Indian startups are one of the most dynamic among global startups and though they started late, they are now swiftly catching up. Giving a boost to Indian Startups, Hirestreet Media Pvt Ltd. has launched The Cofounder - India's first Startup Magazine. The Cofounder magazine will showcase a plethora of insights from the Startup World. The first edition of the magazine was launched in New Delhi on 10th October 2016. The magazine cover page of this pioneer edition felicitates the acid attack survivors entrepreneurship initiative. Speaking about the event, Adhish Verma and Arunraj Rajendran, Founder and CEO at The Cofounder, said, "The launch event was a curtain-raiser to a year that should see unprecedented growth in the startup industry. This launch event is extremely important, es
Weekly Green News Update for Week 40 (Oct 3 to 9), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 40 (Oct 3 to 9), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 40 (between October 3 to October 9) 2016. 1. Use CCTVs to nab those who litter, suggests Delhi HC Expressing its ire at widespread littering by citizens in Delhi, a bench of the Delhi High Court Wednesday suggested that police and civic agencies could consider using “CCTV footage” to nab persons dumping garbage and prosecute them. 2. Delhi’s civic bodies start spending Swachh Bharat Mission funds Eighteen months after receiving funds from the Centre under the Swachh Bharat Mission, the municipal corporations have started buying modern equipment to improve the system of garbage disposal in the city. 3. Looking for a solid idea to guard against waste burning Environmental NGO Chintan's research revealed
Weekly Green News Update for Week 39 (Sept 26 to Oct 2), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 39 (Sept 26 to Oct 2), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 39 (between September 26 to October 2) 2016. 1. Delhi second-most polluted major city in the world, says WHO study A new report by the World Health Organisation on ambient air pollution levels shows that with very high levels of particulate matter measuring 10 microns or less, Delhi is among the most polluted cities in the world, second only to Riyadh among the big cities. 2. Fight goes cold, hard winter ahead The central government's recent notification on implementing BS VI emission norms from 2020 may have been welcomed by health and air quality experts, but for now there isn't much to enthuse about. 3. Air Quality Dips After 3-Mth Respite, Worse Yet To Come After a three-month respite, Delhi has
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