Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 48 (between Nov 23 to 29) 2015. 1. Delhi needs Euro VI urgently to check ever increasing air pollution: IIT Kanpur IIT Kanpur has recommended that Euro VI fuel standards be introduced in Delhi at the earliest in order to check the rising air pollution. 2. Pollution in Delhi likely to remain high, warn scientists If you live in Delhi, pray for rains. 3. Pollution levels in city, Yamuna take centre stage in Delhi Assembly With the capital’s air quality deteriorating due to smog conditions, the debate over rising pollution levels took centre stage in the Delhi Assembly Friday. 4. Traffic Cops in Delhi Most Vulnerable to Air Pollution, Say Experts Delhi is home to nine million motor vehicles, placin
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 47 (between Nov 16 to 22) 2015. 1. Birds skip Okhla park, fly to Surajpur, Sultanpur The birding season may be here, but unlike other years, migratory birds appear to be avoiding Okhla Bird Sanctuary on the Delhi-Noida border and heading to the Surajpur wetlands in Greater Noida and the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary in Gurgaon. 2. Winged Guests To Get Warm Welcome In Sultanpur Home to 250 different bird species, Sultanpur bird sanctuary is all set to welcome the new migratory birds. 3. Delhi to go car-free on January 22 to fight pollution: Arvind Kejriwal Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that his government will organise 'Car-Free Day' across the national capital on January 22, sayi
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 46 (between Nov 9 to 15) 2015. 1. Delhi sweepers to fly to Japan, S. Korea for hygiene lessons The New Delhi Municipal Council has decided to send a group of safai karmcharis (sweepers) and beldars (diggers) on an official trip to Japan and South Korea next week so they can learn about sanitation, cleanliness, waste disposal as well as upkeep of local markets, residential colonies and townships. 2. Delhi: Air quality worsens on Diwali, pollution levels 23 times higher Air quality in the Capital deteriorated alarmingly on Diwali night as pollution levels spiked as much as 23 times higher than normal in arguably the most polluted spot of the city. 3. Post Diwali, people make a beeline for air purifiers
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 45 (between Nov 2 to 8) 2015. 1. Delhi's air quality hits nadir, situation to stay till November 9 Delhi's air quality hit a new low today with particulate matters and level of Benzene spiking astronomically in few pockets of the city with Anand Vihar showing the maximum PM 2.5 at 716 microgram per cubic metre, nearly 12 times higher than the permissible limit. 2. Hold your breath: Pollution levels spike, smog thickens in Delhi Delhi’s air quality continued to deteriorate Saturday, with particulate matter levels crossing 700 micrograms per cubic metre — nearly 12 times the permissible limit — in areas like Anand Vihar in the morning. 3. Government to set up control room for daily review of air pollution
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 44 (between Oct 26 to Nov 1) 2015. 1. Most polluted city in the world, Delhi suffers from a toxic blend, says UK study A new study on air pollution in Delhi by a team of researchers led by the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom has found the city suffers from a “toxic blend of geography, growth, poor energy sources and unfavourable weather that boosts its dangerously high levels of air pollution”. 2. Trucks entering Delhi to pay pollution tax from tomorrow Trucks entering Delhi from neighbouring states will have to pay Rs700-Rs1,300 each as pollution tax from November 1 as the Supreme Court today rejected a plea for postponing its introduction by a month. 3. NGT asks Delhi govt, civic bodies to r
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 41 (between Oct 5 to 11) 2015. 1 Supreme Court to examine impact of firecrackers on children The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to examine the impact of firecrackers on the health of children in the capital after the Modi government backed judicial efforts to curb air pollution and said it would consider a courtimposed cess or levy on trucks passing through the city. 2 'Polluted Artificial Lake Near Tughlaqabad Fort Unacceptable': Delhi High Court Delhi High Court has termed as "unacceptable" the presence of a polluted artificial lake in the space behind the 14th century Tughlaqabad Fort and sought a definite plan from the city government on how it intends to clean up its waters. 3 Additional cess, pos...
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 40 (between Sept 28 to Oct 4) 2015. 1. Residents march for action to revive Naini Lake Stepping up their campaign to save the Naini Lake in north Delhi's Model Town, residents held a march on Thursday to press for the implementation of an action plan to revive the dying water body. 2 East Delhi residents move NGT over Ramleela in park With the festive season approaching, a group of East Delhi residents today moved the National Green Tribunal against the looming threat to the environment and ecology of their area by Ramleela performance in a park maintained by it. 3 Mammoth encroachment on East Delhi’s Jheel roads Sealed, unsealed, and back to square one. 4 Choking in the capital In May 2014, the
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 39 (between Sept 21 to 27) 2015. 1. Delhi may remain among top three air polluted cities till 2050: Study Late last week, a new research published in science journal 'Nature' said Delhi had the world's second highest number of deaths caused by sources of air pollution and, further projected that in the absence of adequate measures to combat it, the city may continue to be among the top three air polluted cities till 2050. 2. Delhi Civic Body to Use Recycled Water for Horticultural Requirements Delhi's Public Works Department has decided to use recycled water from sewage treatment plants of Delhi Jal Board for its horticultural requirements. 3. Metro construction affects Delhi's green cover Constructio...
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 38 (between Sept 14 to 20) 2015. 1. Delhi’s air quality very poor The air quality of Delhi over the past one week has worsened from moderate and poor to very poor. Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 and 10 remain the major pollutants. 2. Rs 5000 fine on those throwing waste, puja offerings in Yamuna: Delhi govt Ahead of the festive season, Delhi government has decided to strictly impose a fine of Rs 5,000 on those spotted polluting the Yamuna by throwing waste or puja offerings in it. 3. CAIT urges govt to develop cleaner fuel to tackle pollution Traders body CAIT today said the ban on entry of older diesel vehicles in the national capital would not only hit supply of essential items but also damage the econ
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 33 (between Aug 10 to 16) 2015. 1. Slew of measures announced to reduce Delhi pollution Increasing the number of CNG buses, crackdown on polluting vehicles and industries and tree plantation drives are some of the many steps being taken by the Delhi government to curb rising pollution in the national capital, a statement said on Thursday. 2. NGT Directs Joint Inspection of 13 Common Effluent Treatment Plants in Delhi The National Green Tribunal today directed Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and IIT-Delhi to conduct a joint inspection of 13 common effluent treatment plants which are located in various industrial clusters in the national capital. 3. NGT directs Badarp...