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Living With Leopards Leaflet for Residents of North Mumbai

Living With Leopards Leaflet for Residents of North Mumbai

National
In what may be seen as an acceptance to continuous and greater human encroachment into the wilderness, the Environment Minister released a leaflet entitled,  Living With The Leopards for the residents of North Mumbai. The Living with the Leopards leaflet was introduced on 5th June, World Environment Day and lists out practical tips to minimize danger to self in case of leopard spotting. The leaflet is said to be of utmost utility for the residents of North Mumbai suburbs which is located adjacent to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP). It needs to be noted that this part of the country has high density of human population and also reports high incidences of leopard entering housing colonies. Some Practical Ways suggested to Live With Leopards and Minimize Danger to Ourselve
Next Vacation, Take the Tiger Express to India’s Hinterland

Next Vacation, Take the Tiger Express to India’s Hinterland

Green Living
The inaugural run of the Tiger Trail Circuit Train from Delhi Safdarjung Station, being flagged off by the Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, through video conferencing on the occasion of the World Environment Day, 2016. The Ministry of Railways has launched a Tiger Express train which has been conceptualized through the personal interest of the Railway Minister himself! The Tiger Express tourist train will be operated by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The Tiger Express itinerary for a total of 5 days/6 nights starts from Delhi followed by Katani, Jabalpur, Bandhavgadh and Kanha. The semi-luxury train will take its guests to the world famous Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks in Madhya Pradesh. In addition, the trip will als...
Dwarka Celebrated World Environment Day With Greenothon

Dwarka Celebrated World Environment Day With Greenothon

Events
World Environment Day was celebrated in Dwarka through the organisation of Greenothon, a cycling event on theme, "Care for Delhi's Air"! The event was organised by the Greenlco Eco Foundation and brought together thousands of Delhiites to cycle and show the path to a green future. The Greenothon cycling event covered a distance of 10 km and was organized with full support and cooperation from Delhi Police, MCD and the DDA. A thousand cycle enthusiasts thronged the venue while many others came to cheer the participants. The event was thoughtfully organised and the cycle run was divided in two categories: junior and seniors. The cyclists were escorted by the Delhi Traffic Police and three ambulances. The junior round was approximately 2.5 km and the purpose here was to promote cycl...
Unique Environment Day Celebrations at Cadila Pharmaceuticals

Unique Environment Day Celebrations at Cadila Pharmaceuticals

National
With an aim to increase awareness on environmental issues and the citizen’s responsibilities towards it, Ahmedabad based Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd. celebrated World Environment Day 2016 in a unique way. The company launched a number of activities to conserve natural resources that are fast depleting. Activities like poster competition, essay contest, quiz and slogan contest were also organised in the various facilities of the company. A tree plantation drive at Senior Citizen Home at Kasindra Village, located near Cadila Pharmaceuticals' Bhat campus, was also organised. About 20 senior citizens from 'Matrudham' Institution planted saplings in their campus and with a message to the society to protect the environment and create green cover for the children and coming generations.
Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra Reaches Faizabad

Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra Reaches Faizabad

Events, National
The Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra by Mr. Gyan Prakash Pandey, which had started from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh on 5th June (World Environment Day), has now reached Faizabad (the old capital of Awadh). Prior to reaching Faizabad, and after leaving Basti District Headquarter, Mr. Gyan Prakash had reached and stopped over at Chhawani Bazar, Faizabad Road. He spent the night here with support from Mr. Maya Shanker Tripathi, Professer of a local degree college. Chhawani Bazar is also the place which has a "Shaheed Smarak" which reminds us of the martyrs of 1857. 400 freedom fighters were hanged till death here by the Britishers in that year. After the night stay at Chhawani Bazar, Mr. Gyan Prakash reached Faizabad at 10.00 am on 7 June. Mrs. Bharti Singh, Convener of Mahila Sena, Faizab...
General Motors Conducts PUC Drive on Environment Day

General Motors Conducts PUC Drive on Environment Day

Corporate Greening, National
Automobile giant General Motors (GM) organised various activities focusing on environment safety and conservation on World Environment Day 2016. The day was also marked with a pledge to spread awareness around environment protection, sustenance and eco-conscious growth. Chief among these activities was the collaboration of General Motors with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) to organize PUC drives across its dealerships PAN India. Other unique initiatives taken to celebrate World Environment Day 2016 included providing environment conservation tips to customers, sapling distribution, tree plantations, green processions and awareness rallies. The objective of these drives was to create awareness among motorists so they could take those little steps towards red...
Environment Minister Burns Confiscated Wildlife Articles

Environment Minister Burns Confiscated Wildlife Articles

Green Lens
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar disposes off confiscated Wildlife Articles during the World Environment Day celebration in Mumbai on June 05, 2016. The theme for World Environment Day 2016 is Go Wild for Life and focuses on stopping the illegal trade in wildlife parts world over. Drawing attention to this year's theme of the World Environment Day – "Go Wild For Life", Mr. Javadekar underlined government’s resolve for protection of wildlife. Speaking on Environment Day, he informed that the Government began this year's World Environment Day celebrations by launching Asia's first Vulture Re-introduction Programme at Pinjore in Haryana. Mr. Javadekar said vultures – the true Swachch Bharat volunteers – had become endangered since 1990, after eating carcasses of cattle which w
Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra Begins from Gorakhpur on WED

Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra Begins from Gorakhpur on WED

Events, National
Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra (Save Earth Cycle Journey), a one man initiative to raise awareness for protecting Mother Earth, started today from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. The Journey is being undertaken by Mr. Gyan Prakash Pandey and is being provided social media support by Delhi Greens in collaboration with the Earth Day Network. The Cycle Yatra will cover 30 districts of India in 30 days and the theme of this Yatra is to sensitize people about saving water, conserving and growing more trees, stopping open defecation and related sanitation issues. The Yatra was inaugurated today on World Environment Day 2016 after which Gyan Prakash Pandey began the month long journey. The Dharti Bahaco Cycle Yatra was flagged off by Mr. Seetaram Jaiswal, President of Sanyukt Vyapar Mandal of Gora...
Plantation Drive at Garhi Mandu by DoE on Environment Day

Plantation Drive at Garhi Mandu by DoE on Environment Day

Events
The Department of Environment and Forests, Government of NCT of Delhi will be organising a plantation drive at Garhi Mandu City Forest on the occasion of World Environment Day 2016. The Department has invited school students through its Eco Club programme to join the tree plantation campaign in large number. The Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi Shri Arvind Kejriwal will be the Chief Guest for the occasion. Date: 5 June 2016 (World Environment Day) Time: 7.30 am onwards Venue: Garhi Mandu City Forest The Department has continuously carried out tree plantations at Garhi Mandu and the plan is to convert this area into an ecotourism spot. For further information, contact: Dr. B.C. Sabata Sr. Sci. Officer (Environment) Tel.: 011-23392032 Image by T. Hashmi
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