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Weekly Green News Update for Week 30 (July 25 to 31), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 30 (July 25 to 31), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 30 (between July 25 to 31) 2016. 1. Airports Authority of India plants trees under `Clean India Mission' Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Chairman of Airports Authority of India Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra yesterday planted tree saplings at Indian Aviation Academy campus in New Delhi as part of `Clean India Mission'. 2. Green Court Refuses To Order Demolition Of Delhi's Siri Fort Sports Complex The National Green Tribunal has refused to order demolition of Siri Fort Sports Complex, including its squash and badminton courts, in Delhi and held the entire complex and its various constructed portions would not be put to any kind of commercial use or non-sport activities. 3. Colour queens create a
Weekly Green News Update for Week 29 (July 18 to 24), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 29 (July 18 to 24), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 29 (between July 18 to 24) 2016. NGT tells Delhi University to keep DUSU polls paper-free The National Green Tribunal has directed Delhi University to ensure that no paper in the form of posters, pamphlets used for camapigning on campuses are wasted during the DUSU elections due in September. NDMC signs agreement with NEERI to develop sewage treatment plants In a bid to develop green areas and revamp big and small parks under its jurisdiction, the New Delhi Municipal Council has signed an agreement with National Environmental Engineering Research Institute to develop 12 sewage treatment plants. Buildings above 20,000 sqm to pay Rs 5L for dust pollution: National Green Tribunal Buildings generating high
Weekly Green News Update for Week 28 (July 11 to 17), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 28 (July 11 to 17), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 28 (between July 11 to 17) 2016. 1. NGT asks for night flying restrictions in airports to reduce noise pollution The National Green Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Civil Aviation and aviation regulator DGCA to provide data on domestic and international flights at IGI Airport with details of their departure and arrivals. 2. HC asks civic agencies of steps taken for rainwater harvesting The Delhi High Court has asked all civic agencies whether they have taken steps to encourage rainwater harvesting in the national capital and sought a detailed report from them on the current status of their initiatives. 3. Rain does it again, washes tall claims by municipal corporations Heavy rains which began on F
Weekly Green News Update for Week 27 (July 4 to 10), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 27 (July 4 to 10), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 27 (between July 4 to 10) 2016. 1. Blaming Diesel Alone For Pollution In Delhi Not Fair, Centre Tells SC The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that diesel is not the only ‘devil’ responsible for polluting city’s air as it fought against the court’s proposal to impose a green cess on the purchase of diesel-run cars with engine capacity of above 2,000cc. 2. Have flexible office timings to reduce peak traffic: Central Pollution Control Board As part of an action plan to control pollution, the Central pollution Control Board has directed Delhi and other NCR states to consider introduction of flexi-staggered office timings to reduce peak-hour traffic, the Centre has informed the Supreme Court. 3. Delhi f
Weekly Green News Update for Week 26 (June 27 to July 3), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 26 (June 27 to July 3), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 26 (between June 27 to July 03) 2016. 1. DU’s paperless initiative saved 4,500 trees, money, resources Delhi University not only saved its aspirants from the scorching heat, but also around 4,500 trees or nearly 72,000 rims of paper through its online registration process for undergraduate admission 2016-17, held over 22 days. 2. Locals’ Plea To Dial Down IGIA Noise Goes Unheeded Despite the directive from National Green Tribunal to initiate steps to curb noise pollution in residential areas near airports so that people are not disturbed, Delhi International Airport Ltd has not done anything to that effect even almost a decade after taking over the operations of the Indira Gandhi International Airport. 3.
Weekly Green News Update for Week 25 (June 20 to 26), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 25 (June 20 to 26), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 25 (between June 20 to June 26) 2016. 1. NGT directs Delhi govt to probe tree felling by SDMC National Green Tribunal today rapped the South Delhi Municipal Corporation for felling trees while constructing storm water drains and directed the Forest Department of Delhi Government to probe the issue within a week. 2. Rain brings down pollution Rain over the past few days didn’t just bring down the mercury, but gave Delhiites a literal breather, with levels of air pollution dipping on Tuesday. 3. Ban on uncertified CNG kits: Pollution control body backs Delhi govt’s move, market spooked The transport department geared up for an inquiry into allegations of uncertified CNG kits being fit in cars, even as en
Weekly Green News Update for Week 24 (June 13 to 19), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 24 (June 13 to 19), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 24 (between June 13 to June 19) 2016. 1. Fate of Aravallis' green zones hangs in a limbo The fate of Aravalli hills, one of the world's oldest mountain ranges, in Delhi-NCR still hangs in a limbo. 2. Aravalli region home to rare lizard species With monsoon just a few weeks away, it’s not just the human beings who are waiting to get drenched, but several animals too are gearing up to come out of their hibernation. 3. Dry spell hits Aravalli Biodiversity Park Till a few years back, Aravalli Biodiversity Park housed a number of ponds. However,a walk here this summer yields dry water bodies, signalling a sharp decline in the region’s water table. 4. IIT Delhi students create device that turns waste cook
Weekly Green News Update for Week 23 (June 6 to 12), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 23 (June 6 to 12), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 22 (between June 6 to 12) 2016. 1. Delhi To Dump Its Rubbish Woes At New Landfill Site About 22.46 hectares of land in North Delhi’s Phase V Industrial Area of Rohini will soon be put to use as Sanitary Landfill site. 2. NGO shows how to recycle electronic waste         Ever wondered what finally happens to your electronic waste ?? 3. NGT allows registration of diesel vehicles in New Delhi meant for waste disposal The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to register two new diesel vehicles which are conforming to BS-IV norms and would be used for garbage disposal and handling of municipal waste generated in New Delhi Municipal Council area. 4. Noise pollution in Delhi is a kille
Weekly Green News Update for Week 22 (May 30 to June 5), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 22 (May 30 to June 5), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 22 (between May 30 to June 5) 2016. 1. CFL producers challenge new e-waste rules The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notices to the Centre and the Central Pollution Control Board on a petition filed by the Electric Lamp and Component Manufacturers’ Association of India, and others, challenging the Centre’s proposed e-waste management rules, 2016. 2. NGT directs Delhi govt to clean all natural water bodies within three weeks The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to clean and restore all the natural water bodies in Delhi within three weeks. 3. Delhi Jal Board to store 60MGD water by year-end Delhi Jal Board chief Kapil Mishra visited the Palla floodplains on Wednesday to revie
Weekly Green News Update for Week 21 (May 23 to 29), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 21 (May 23 to 29), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 21 (between May 23 to 29) 2016. 1. NGT seeks details of groundwater use by Delhi Metro The National Green Tribunal has taken exception to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's use of groundwater for washing of metro trains and directed it to submit details of the permission granted to it for extraction of groundwater. 2. NGT to panel: Assess damage to floodplain The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed the principal committee, constituted for the rejuvenation of the Yamuna, to inspect the site on river floodplains where a threeday festival was organised by Art of Living. 3. Bio-waste plant the latest green step Northern Railway will commission a first-of-its-kind ‘bio-waste processing plant’ at Kisha
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