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DoE to Celebrate International Biodiversity Day at YBP with the CM

DoE to Celebrate International Biodiversity Day at YBP with the CM

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The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 as the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues among the general public. Each year, the UN declares a theme for celebrating the IDB and the theme for 2011, the International Year of Forests, is Forest Biodiversity. The Department of Environment (DoE), Government of NCT of Delhi in collaboration with the Center for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE), University of Delhi will be organizing a workshop on Forest Biodiversity on 21st May to commemorate the International Biodiversity Day. Date: 21st May, 2011 (Saturday) Time: 09.00 am Venue: Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Near Wazirabad Village The Hon'ble Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dixit wil...
Stand for Survival: Plant a Tree with the CM this World Forestry Day

Stand for Survival: Plant a Tree with the CM this World Forestry Day

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File photo of Delhi CM Sheila Dixit planting a sapling at the Aravali Biodiversity Park on the International Biodiversity Day in 2010. Also seen is the Chief Secretary Mr. Rakesh Mehta World Forestry Day is celebrated around the world on 21 March each year as people take time to consider the benefits of forests to the community - such as catchment protection, providing habitat for plants, areas for recreation, education and scientific study, and as a source of many products including timber and honey. World Forestry Day also aims to provide opportunities for people to learn how forests can be managed and used sustainably for these many purposes. The day is therefore observed to offer information on key facets of forestry: protection, production and recreation. In its attempt to reem...
DoE Invites All to Celebrate the National Science Day at Dilli Haat, Pitampura

DoE Invites All to Celebrate the National Science Day at Dilli Haat, Pitampura

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February 28 is celebrated as the National Science Day in India and is an opportunity for various agencies for promoting science, education and its communication in the country. The day is chosen to mark the discovery of Raman Effect by Sir C.V. Raman on February 28, 1928, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930. Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, FRS, (November 1888 – 21 November 1970) was an Indian physicist and Nobel laureate in physics recognized for his work on the molecular scattering of light and for the discovery of the Raman Effect, which is named after him. The National Science Center in Delhi will be concluding its week long celebrations tomorrow with a public lecture and a painting competition. 2011 is the International Year of Chemistry and Karnataka State Cou
New Delhi International Conference on Cities & Climate Change

New Delhi International Conference on Cities & Climate Change

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Cities cover less than 1% of the planet’s surface, and are home to around 50% of the world’s population, and many of them see a rapid growth trend. Taken together, all cities and urban areas worldwide use 75% of the world’s energy and are responsible for 75% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Cities have traditionally been the places where many of the solutions to the world’s problems have been developed, making all cities potential leaders in the global effort for a low carbon future. Asia is arguably among the regions of the world most vulnerable to climate change. Climate change and climatic variability have and will continue to impact all sectors, from national and economic security to human health, food production, infrastructure, water availability and ecosystems. Delhi

DoE Opens Applications for Engineers for Renewable and Energy Efficiency Programmes

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The Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Management Centre of the Department of Environment, Govt. of NCT of Delhi invites applications for the post of Project Engineer from meritorious candidates to join its team on contractual basis, to assist in implementation of various Energy Efficiency activities & Renewable Energy Programmes. Project Engineer: - (Two Positions) Graduate in Engineering/Tech. or equivalent or Master’s degree in science with 60% marks or equivalent grades from recognized university. 1-2 years experience in formulation/ appraisal/evaluation of scientific/technical projects in the fields of renewable Energy system & Energy conservation. Age not above 27 years. Trainee: - Graduate in Engineering/Tech. or equivalent or Master’s degree in s

DoE to Host Annual Eco-Clubs Meet & Exhibition

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The Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi has been successfully running Eco-Clubs in the schools and colleges of Delhi under the National Green Corps (NGC) programme. These Eco-Clubs are playing an important role in creating environmental awareness amongst the future generation. Over 2000 Eco-Clubs have been established in Government, Aided, Private and Public Schools and Colleges in the NCT of Delhi. The DoE provides a token grant to each Eco Club School/College for undertaking various eco-friendly activities during each academic year. From time to time, the DoE also hosts meetings of such Eco-Clubs in order to bring together all the green work and inspire more and more students to come forward for green action. The next such Annual “Eco-Meet cum Exhibition” in
Now Online: Real Time Ambient Air Quality Data for Delhi

Now Online: Real Time Ambient Air Quality Data for Delhi

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The Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi has now placed online, real time ambient air quality data from the various monitoring stations across Delhi. As of 4th October 2010, data from four stations, viz. Civil Lines, Punjabi Bagh, IGI Airport and R.K. Puram was made available for online viewing as continuous data files containing averages. Maintained by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), the online database of Delhi's ambient air quality reveals concentration of pollutant gases along with particulate matter concentration and the given meteorological condition through a state-of-the-art interface. Air quality in New Delhi has seen severe deterioration in the past decade mainly due to the rapid and steady increase in the total number of automobiles on t...
DoE to Host Workshop for Eco-Club Schools on Ozone Day

DoE to Host Workshop for Eco-Club Schools on Ozone Day

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L-R: Delhi Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dixit, Environment Secretary, GNCT Mr. Dharmender and Director, Environment, GNCT Dr. Anil Kumar during the Ozone Day Celebrations in 2009 The Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi will be observing the 16th of September, 2010 as the World Ozone Day with various activities. A workshop on the subject is proposed to be held in the Auditorium of the Delhi Secretariat at IP Estate. All Eco-club in-charges are invited to attend and participate in the workshop along with two students from each Eco-club school. All participating schools should confirm their participation to Dr. B.C. Sabata, SSO, DoE, Delhi Govt. at 9717593506. The theme for the World Ozone Day 2010 is "Ozone layer protection: governance and compliance at their best". ...
DoE Announces Vacation Programme on Environmental Resources for School Students

DoE Announces Vacation Programme on Environmental Resources for School Students

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The Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of Delhi will be organizing the 8th Vacation Programme on Environment Resources (VEPR) for Eco-Club students, in association with Aravali Foundation for Education, with the objective to expose the students to various environmental issues. The Eco-Clubs Programme of the DoE is part of the National Green Corps (NGC) that has played an instrumental role in generating environmental awareness in the schools of college across the National Capital. The programme is designed for students of Class VII and VIII and will be conducted in two batches, which will run concurrently for both Private and Government school (40 each). The structure of the programme is as follows:- Module 1 of VPER (comprising lectures and institutional/ field visits) will ...
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...