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Here We Go Again: Yamuna Action Plan Phase III

Here We Go Again: Yamuna Action Plan Phase III

Green Alert
River Yamuna is a tributary of the Holy River Ganga. It is also the river that keeps the city of Delhi alive. Yet, the river flows polluted through a major part of Delhi and we are yet to clean the river and keep it flowing. The Government of India has now launched the Third Phase of the Yamuna Action Plan, an ambitious scheme of actions to clean River Yamuna. The phase three has been launched despite considerable debate around the success of the first two phases. Foundation stone of nine projects for Yamuna Rejuvenation under Namami Gange Programme was laid on 27 December 2018 by the Water Resource Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister of Delhi Mr. Arvind Kejriwal. A total of 11 projects have been taken up by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to conserve River Yamuna ...
Weekly Green News Update for Week 19 (May 4 to 10), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 19 (May 4 to 10), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 19 (between May 4 to May 10) 2015. 1. NGT order: Fines slapped for burning waste in the open East Delhi Municipal Corporation has begun issuing challans for burning of garbage in the open. 2. Delhi kids learn to embrace trees The famous Chipko movement, initiated in 1970s as resistance to the destruction of trees in Uttarakhand, has now reached the capital, albeit in a more non-confrontational format. 3. NGT slams poor rainwater harvesting at AIIMS flyover The National Green Tribunal on Friday slammed public authorities over the "pathetic condition" of rainwater harvesting system at All India Institute of Medical Sciences flyover. 4. Delhiites will have to pay for polluting Yamuna, thro
Invite to Public Lecture on “Katyuris of Uttarakhand: Establishing Food regimes in Central Himalayas”

Invite to Public Lecture on “Katyuris of Uttarakhand: Establishing Food regimes in Central Himalayas”

Events
The Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) invites everyone to weekly seminar on 'Katyuris of Uttarakhand:  Establishing food regimes in the  central Himalayas from pre-history to circa.14CE' by NMML Fellow Dr. Vasudha Pande. Katyuris are the much celebrated Kings of Uttarakhand. The narrative of the Katyuri state marks the shift from pre-history to history --- with copper plates, inscriptions, architectural works and folklore. Despite the great interest expressed in the Katyuri state system, little attention is paid to the most momentous contribution of the Katyuris—the shift to settled, terraced cultivation and the emergence of petty peasant production.  Since Uttarakhand as defined today is a specific construct, the presentation will not restrict itself to this geographical unit

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 11, 2013

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 11 (starting March 11, 2013) 2013. 1. Clean Yamuna on agenda, thousands arrive on way to Parliament After marching for about 150 kilometres since March 1, thousands of volunteers demanding a cleaner Yamuna reached the national Capital on Monday. 2. Forest dept has no clue on green loss for Metro phase-3 The Delhi forest department has said it does not know the quantum of non-forest land required for compensatory afforestation in lieu of trees to be felled for the third phase of the Metro rail project.  Work for the third phase of the Metro started in November 2011. 3. NGT restrains construction of roads in Delhi Ridge area The National Green Tribunal today restrained construction of roads and

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 7, 2013

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 7 (starting February 11, 2013) 2013. 1. RWA to save South Delhi ridge Resident Welfare Association  representatives, residents of Mahipalpur and environmental activists on Sunday decided to join hands to “reclaim” the gram sabha land (commons) and save the plunder of the south-central Aravali ridge by different government agencies. 2. A Sorry Two Years Last week marked two years since the Government of India brought out the rules related to how plastic bags and multi-layered packaging-the kind chips come in- should be disposed off, and by whom. 3. ‘Fragile’ Mangar hosts rich bird life If the Haryana government had illusions about Mangar Bani being anything but a rich Aravali ecosystem, a visit
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 5, 2013

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 5, 2013

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 5 (starting January 28, 2013) 2013. 1. We'll have to make provision for solar trash Travelling to several remote places in the last few months, I've been pleasantly surprised to see several active solar panels. Although the reports about their efficacy are mixed, solar energy is something to be optimistic about.  The national solar mission is ramping up its efforts, pushing for increased solar energy infrastructure. 2. Forests, rocky areas to make up for lost greens? Future infrastructure projects — particularly the expansion of the Delhi Metro — may mean greater loss of green cover.  Finding it difficult to part with non-forest land, the Delhi Development Authority  has proposed compensatory pl
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 33, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 33, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 33 (starting August 13, 2012) 2012. 1.  Delhi adopts humble sparrow as its state bird Till some years back, the house sparrow was the quintessential 'chidiya', the most common image to come to mind when one discussed birds in Delhi's urban context. One day it dawned on the city that the little feathery creature has more or less vanished, its absence even more pronounced by the sudden over-population of pigeons. 2. Govt wants to relocate Delhi's 18 elephants The forest department of Delhi has written to the state governments to make the city an elephant-free area. There are 18 registered elephants in the capital, which the department claims are a traffic hazard and pose as a safety risk. Letters

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 16, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 16 (starting April 16, 2012) 2012. 1. On its deathbed, neem tree gets a healing touch The operation went on for almost three hours but the doctors were happy with the outcome. Despite a massive insect infestation that had gnawed away its innards and a recent fracture, they believe the patient will make a full recovery and will probably live on for another 20-30 years. The 60-year-old Neem tree at the juncture of Lodhi Road and Bhishma Pitamah Marg has been given a new lease of life. 2. Delhi's cars no faster than pedestrians Is driving really the quickest way to get around the capital? New research shows that for 20% of their running time - 12 minutes every hour - Delhi's cars are no faster than ped...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 51, 2011

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 51 (starting December 19), 2011 1. Delhi needs more space, but how? Delhi is a city caught in the throes of history. On the one hand, it bears the legacy of an aesthetic skyline dotted with low-rise buildings, vast greens and wide roads. On the other, it faces the very real problem of a rapidly growing population and shrinking space. 2. Delhi set to go higher, taller After mid-rise structures with 12-15 floors that came up in east and west Delhi in the early 90s, the city is now set to get skyscrapers a la Mumbai. Several developers are constructing high-end residential towers of more than 15 floors. The tallest project by Raheja Developers called Raheja Phoenix will have a 51-storey tower. 3. Do...
MoEF Invites Applications for Various Posts for NGRBA

MoEF Invites Applications for Various Posts for NGRBA

Green Jobs
The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) invites applications for various posts for setting up the Project Preparation & Management Unit (PPMU) for the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA). The Ministry has already received Project Preparation Facility (PPF) from the World Bank in this regard for supporting preparation for the NGRBA. Suitable candidates for the below mentioned designations will be selected for a period of five years, with a probation period of two years. All positions are based in New Delhi and higher salary will be considered for deserving candidates. Based on the response, suitable candidates will be shortlisted and called for an interview. The positions advertised for are as below: 1. Project Officer (Waste and Waste Water Management) Ed...

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