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Parts of North Delhi Receive Impaired Quality Water

Parts of North Delhi Receive Impaired Quality Water

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Sample of contaminated water after keeping it outdoors in a sealed bottle for seven days. Parts of North Delhi, including Mukherjee Nagar, Parmanand Colony etc. received impaired quality supply water on the morning of 18 June 2016. The water in the taps was found to be smelling and of creamish-brown colour. Residents of the area have lodged a complaint with the Delhi Jal Board, through the Buradi helpline number given on the Delhi Jal Board website. The Buradi Helpline number confirms that there is a problem and impaired water problem will soon be fixed, as soon as the labourers come to work. However, the problem is not as simple as many of the residents have filled their overhead water tanks with this water. Residents contacting Mr. Sanjeev Kumar (Mobile: 9650094218) of Delh...

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 16, 2013

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for Week 16 (starting April 15) 2013. 1. It’s official: fewer saplings planted for each tree felled in the Capital A statement on Delhi forest department website confirms the fear of the civil society groups and makes it official that fewer saplings are being planted to make up for the green cover loss. 2. Plot owners in Delhi to abide by new green norms Owners of plots of size 3,000 sq m and above will soon have a list of mandatory provisions to abide by. Management action groups have proposed an amendment to the Master Plan 2021 wherein local bodies need to ensure that building plans for such plots have a number of environment-friendly features in place. 3. Leaking pipes, dirty water and an ailing DJB

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 8, 2013

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 8 (starting February 18, 2013) 2013 1. Growth takes a toll on marsh lands in Jahangirpuri Environmentalists will make a fresh attempt to save the ecologically sensitive marshes — a mix of wetland and grassland — in north Delhi’s Jahangirpuri from what they term “a concrete onslaught”. 2. Jal board to spruce up water tanker service Delhiites can look forward to a relatively trouble-free tanker service this summer with the Delhi Jal Board planning to roll out GPS-enabled steel body tankers to replace its existing rickety fleet in about two-three weeks. 3. Govt to check water guzzling by top hotels The trappings of luxury and comfort at Delhi’s five-star hotels don’t cost you money alone. In its
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 33, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 33, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 33 (starting August 13, 2012) 2012. 1.  Delhi adopts humble sparrow as its state bird Till some years back, the house sparrow was the quintessential 'chidiya', the most common image to come to mind when one discussed birds in Delhi's urban context. One day it dawned on the city that the little feathery creature has more or less vanished, its absence even more pronounced by the sudden over-population of pigeons. 2. Govt wants to relocate Delhi's 18 elephants The forest department of Delhi has written to the state governments to make the city an elephant-free area. There are 18 registered elephants in the capital, which the department claims are a traffic hazard and pose as a safety risk. Letters

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 27, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 27 (starting July 2, 2012) 2012. 1. Touts take over water depot, run amok Taps may be running dry in Delhi, but the Delhi Jal Board tankers ensure it’s raining, quite literally, in its Greater Kailash 1 pumping station. Afternoon is siesta time for the board’s employees even as people wait outside from 6am to 10pm to book a water tanker. 2. Ban toxic imports, SC tells government The Supreme Court on Friday directed the government to ban the import of toxic wastes which had been identified and declared hazardous under an international convention. 3. Delhi blows its fuse over power cuts Delhi and the National Capital Region lost their patience on Tuesday with relentless daily power cuts ranging

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 02, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 02 (starting January 9) 2012. 1. Okhla waste plant to come under green scan For the next three months, the Delhi environment department and Delhi Pollution Control Board (DPCC) will intensively monitor operation of the Okhla waste-to-energy plant. 2. Delhi High Court issues orders to turn volume of loudspeakers at prayer hubs down Here's some music for the ears of those looking for a respite from the "noisy" loudspeakers at temples, mosques and other religious institutions in Delhi. 3. Bhalaswa groundwater unfit for human use, says NGO They were moved to Bhalaswa from their slum clusters on the ground that their lives in the resettlement colony will be healthier, better and safer. Eleven years...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 47, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 47 (starting November 21), 2011. 1. Maruti Suzuki plans more models with CNG options The country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India is planning to add more models with environment-friendly CNG option to its existing fleet of five such cars. 2. Congestion tax back on table to check traffic chaos Years after the Delhi Government spoke about introducing a special tax in parts of the city to check the growing number of vehicles, congestion tax is back on the discussion board. 3. DJB on path to recycle resources The Delhi Jal Board is aiming at exploring more advanced technologies to harness and reuse its resources like sewage and biogas. 4. DDA constructing over 70,000 flats in capital ...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 40, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 40 (starting October 3), 2011. 1. Save the environment, say students of Indraprastha Intl. School, Dwarka More than 200 students accompanied by 20 teachers and the Delhi Traffic Police spread the universal message of the three R's — reduce, reuse and recycle. (Dr.) B.C. Sabata, Senior Scientific Officer, Department of Environment, office of Chief Minister of Delhi was the guest of honour. 2. Ganga Ram study finds high levels of superbug NDM1 India might have vehemently opposed an antibiotic-resistant superbug being named New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase 1 (NDM1), but a study in a leading city hospital has found a worryingly high prevalence of the deadly gene. 3. Jindal Group's upcoming waste-to-e
LG’s Order to Check Rampant Ground Water Extraction

LG’s Order to Check Rampant Ground Water Extraction

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In order to check the continued abstraction of ground water leading to severe depletion of ground water resource in the National Capital, the Lt. Governor of Delhi has issued an order, through the Dept. of Environment, GNCT, that no person, group, authority, association or institution shall draw ground water through bore-well or tube-well (both new as well as existing and drawing ground water without permission of the Central Ground Water Authority) for domestic, commercial, agricultural and/or industrial uses. Only after a prior permission from the "Competent Authority", which could be the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) or the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is obtained, can the ground water be drawn for use. The order, under Section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act of 1986, also pr...

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