Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 32 (between Aug 3 to 9) 2015. 1. Delhi among 100 dirtiest municipalities It may be the nation's capital but Delhi is so filthy that it ranks among the bottom 100 in a list of 476 municipal areas of India assessed for cleanliness. 2. Research raises concerns about CNG exhaust gases Compressed natural gas was pitched as a silver bullet for Delhi's air pollution problem, but new research suggests exhaust emissions of CNG vehicles may also be harmful. 3. Your second car to cost more? The Delhi government has submitted to National Green Tribunal on Friday that there is a proposal to increase registration fee of the second or third vehicle purchased by an individual. 4. DJB to use solar energy to po
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 31 (between July 27 to Aug 2) 2015. 1. 43.5 Per Cent School Children in Delhi Show Lung Function Reduction A study to assess long term impact of air pollution on children showed lung function reduction in 43.5 per cent schoolchildren in Delhi, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. 2. No quick solution to city water woes There seems to be no immediate solution to Delhi’s water woes, particularly for the slum dwellers, as the city continues to grapple with inadequate infrastructure and insufficient availability of raw water supply. 3. Trial run of Pappankalan waste water treatment plant begins Delhi Jal Board has started trial run of the 20 MGD Waste Water Treatment Plant at Pappankalan, which w
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 30 (between July 20 to 26) 2015. 1. 80 People Die in Delhi Everyday From Air Pollution, Parliament is Told Air pollution in Delhi is killing around 80 people everyday, according to an international study, said the Centre. 2. Delhi Pollution: Green Tribunal Now Says Will Arrest Officials Furious over the complacency of the Centre and the Delhi government regarding vehicular pollution, the National Green Tribunal on Monday threatened to issue arrest warrants against officials. 3. NGT Slams Delhi Govt. for air pollution from diesel trucks The National Green Tribunal on Monday came down heavily on the Delhi government for pollution in the Capital and underreporting the number of trucks that en...
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 28 (between July 6 to 12) 2015. 1. NGT imposes fine on Delhi's Akshardham temple The National Green Tribunal today slapped a fine on the Akshardham temple management for carrying out expansion without prior environmental clearance and asked a committee on revitalization of Yamuna to examine whether the expanded portion fell on the river's floodplains. 2. Industries in residential areas derail Delhi's war on pollution Polluting units in industrial clusters have been a menace in a city ever struggling to clean up its toxic air and dirty water. 3. West Delhi plant to turn sewage into drinking water The city has taken its first step towards decentralized waste water treatment in the form of a ...
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar addressing a press conference on measures for pollution control monitoring, in New Delhi on June 30, 2015. Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 27 (between June 29 to July 5) 2015. 1. Funds unused as air pollution peaks in Delhi The Delhi government, in the last seven years, collected Rs 385 crore to fund its war on air pollution, but around 87% of this money has remained unspent, a planning department report has said. 2. Stormwater drains missing in Delhi A committee formed by the NGT surveyed the city using Delhi's drainage map of 1976 and found 44 of the 201 natural drains missing. 3. 95% of check booths can’t measure vehicle pollution in Delhi As Delhi chokes on its foul air, the
Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Sushri Uma Bharti launching the Bhuvan Ganga Mobile App, for use of Geospatial Technology in Clean Ganga Mission, in New Delhi on June 23, 2015. Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 26 (between June 22 to June 28) 2015. 1. Delhi air has high doses of most toxic pollutant Delhi's air pollution levels are among the worst in the world but new research is pointing at something even more worrying. 2. Delhi budget: Diesel goods vehicles will pay for air pollution Diesel heavy vehicles plying in Delhi at night will have to pay for polluting the city's air. 3. After NGT order, sewer work in unauthorised colonies stop Over 1,400 unauthorised colonies that are n...
Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Shri Y.S. Chowdary at the inauguration of the 4th National Conference on Climate Change, in New Delhi on June 18, 2015. Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 25 (between June 15 to June 21) 2015. 1. Delhi focus won’t work, pollution pervasive Experts in the field of air pollution got together on Saturday to prepare a list of suggestions for mitigating pollution in the city and will submit it to the Delhi government. 2. Delhi Jal Board Constructing Rs. 127 Crore Pumping Station to Improve Sewage System To improve the sewer system of a number of colonies in East Delhi, a sewage pumping station at a cost of Rs. 127 crore is being built by Delhi Jal Board. 3. Rat sna
Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar presenting the Young Environmentalist of the Year Award 2015 to Kum. Satabdi Debadulari, on the occasion of the World Environment Day, in New Delhi on June 05, 2015. Secretary, Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Shri Ashok Lavasa is also seen. Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 23 (between June 1 to June 7) 2015. 1. Filthy Yamuna does its bit to cool down Delhi Believe it or not, the sewage-filled Yamuna is playing a major role in keeping Delhi's temperatures under control. 2. Treating untreated waste that flows into Yamuna Only half of Delhi is connected to sewer lines, which means that the other half’s waste flows, untreated, into the Yamuna. 3. Beware! Toxic ozone gas at
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 22 (between May 25 to May 31) 2015. 1. NGT orders land grant to DJB for sewage plants The National Green Tribunal on Monday told the Delhi government’s Revenue department to transfer land to the Delhi Jal Board for setting up of sewage treatment plants in different areas. 2. Dangerous levels of toxins in Delhi's air as heat and dust intensify Of late, experts have raised concerns about poor air quality in the national capital. And now, prevailing high temperatures in Delhi have caused a steep rise in ozone levels. 3. NGT Extends Stay on Diesel Vehicles Ban in Delhi Till July 13 The National Green Tribunal on Monday extended till July 13 the stay on its order banning plying of over 10-year-
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 21 (between May 18 to May 24) 2015. 1. NGT notice to CPWD over leaf burning in MP's bungalow BJP MP Jagdambika Pal's official gardener Monday faced the heat of the National Green Tribunal which directed him to appear before it for allegedly burning leaves at the parliamentarian's official bungalow here. 2. Sea of trash pollutes water, air in Delhi People living close to some of Delhi's landfills are routinely exposed to extremely polluted air and those drinking groundwater from the area are actually drinking water that's far from being fit for consumption. 3. Sisodia gets feel of Okhla plant's smoke and ash Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia inspected the Okhla and Ghazipur waste-to-ener