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Rs. 800 Crores to Be Spent on Yamuna Action Plan Phase III

Rs. 800 Crores to Be Spent on Yamuna Action Plan Phase III

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The Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti recently inaugurated a few schemes of the Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) Phase-III in New Delhi. During the inauguration ceremony, the Minister informed that an amount of Rs. 800 crore will be spent on YAP III. 85% of the cost will be borne by the Centre and the rest by the Government of NCT of Delhi. Giving details of YAP III the Minister informed that in includes rehabilitation/ modernization of Sewage Treatment Plants totaling 814 MLD capacity at Okhla, Kondli and Rithala, construction of a new STP (in place of old STP) of 136 MLD capacity at Okhla, rehabilitation of sewer lines/ rising mains in the catchments of Kondli and Rithala STPs and Public Outreach Activities ...
Green Leap Delhi: CM Sheila Dikshit Urges Citizens to Plant Million Trees This Monsoon

Green Leap Delhi: CM Sheila Dikshit Urges Citizens to Plant Million Trees This Monsoon

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The Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi is encouraging and inviting citizens of Delhi to come out and plant as many trees as possible during the ongoing monsoon season. Led by none other than Delhi Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dikshit, the campaign is using an interactive online blogging platform to reach out to citizens and inspire them to green the capital city. Delhi Greens participated in the tree plantation activity adjacent to Rajghat with Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dikshit last week as part of the Green Leap Delhi campaign of the DoE.  The event was joined by large number of students, teachers and citizens from all walks of life. The Chief Minister urged everyone present to take a pledge to plant trees and add to the greens of Delhi city. The ambitious “Green
Invitation to Green Walkathon at India Gate on World Environment Day 2011

Invitation to Green Walkathon at India Gate on World Environment Day 2011

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Let the Sun Rise to a Green Morning at India Gate this World Environment Day! The Union Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) and the Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi invite every resident of Planet Earth to a Green Walkathon on the occasion of World Environment Day 2011. The Green Walkathon will be flagged off from India Gate at 6.30 am and will go on till Rafi Marg before returning to the India Gate lawns. Date: 5th June, 2011 (Sunday) Time: Registration begins at 5.30 am, Walkathon begins at 6.30 am Venue: India Gate, New Delhi A walk through the lush greens of India Gate gives an insight to the environment of New Delhi but also reminds of the degrading status of green spaces and environmental resources in the rest of Delhi and the countr
Stand for Survival: Plant a Tree with the CM this World Forestry Day

Stand for Survival: Plant a Tree with the CM this World Forestry Day

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File photo of Delhi CM Sheila Dixit planting a sapling at the Aravali Biodiversity Park on the International Biodiversity Day in 2010. Also seen is the Chief Secretary Mr. Rakesh Mehta World Forestry Day is celebrated around the world on 21 March each year as people take time to consider the benefits of forests to the community - such as catchment protection, providing habitat for plants, areas for recreation, education and scientific study, and as a source of many products including timber and honey. World Forestry Day also aims to provide opportunities for people to learn how forests can be managed and used sustainably for these many purposes. The day is therefore observed to offer information on key facets of forestry: protection, production and recreation. In its attempt to reem...

DoE to Host Annual Eco-Clubs Meet & Exhibition

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The Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi has been successfully running Eco-Clubs in the schools and colleges of Delhi under the National Green Corps (NGC) programme. These Eco-Clubs are playing an important role in creating environmental awareness amongst the future generation. Over 2000 Eco-Clubs have been established in Government, Aided, Private and Public Schools and Colleges in the NCT of Delhi. The DoE provides a token grant to each Eco Club School/College for undertaking various eco-friendly activities during each academic year. From time to time, the DoE also hosts meetings of such Eco-Clubs in order to bring together all the green work and inspire more and more students to come forward for green action. The next such Annual “Eco-Meet cum Exhibition” in
CM Shiela Dixit Launches Online Youth Portal

CM Shiela Dixit Launches Online Youth Portal

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With an objective of mobilizing the Delhi youth and involving them under the existing Bhagidari scheme of the Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Chief Minister Shiela Dixit recently launched YouthPortal.in. With "connect for change" as its punchline, the portal is a socio-entrepreneurial venture aiming to connect young ideas for social change through the Internet. The Bhagidari initiative, started by Hon'ble Chief Minister has constantly endeavored to promote citizen's partnership in governance. It has over the years grown from 20 Citizen Groups to more than 2300 as of today. With the launch of the portal, in partnership with The Electronic Youth Media Group, the CM believes that, "the city's youth can collaborate their ideas online for enabling change on ground and continuously work towards improv
LG’s Order to Check Rampant Ground Water Extraction

LG’s Order to Check Rampant Ground Water Extraction

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In order to check the continued abstraction of ground water leading to severe depletion of ground water resource in the National Capital, the Lt. Governor of Delhi has issued an order, through the Dept. of Environment, GNCT, that no person, group, authority, association or institution shall draw ground water through bore-well or tube-well (both new as well as existing and drawing ground water without permission of the Central Ground Water Authority) for domestic, commercial, agricultural and/or industrial uses. Only after a prior permission from the "Competent Authority", which could be the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) or the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is obtained, can the ground water be drawn for use. The order, under Section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act of 1986, also pr...

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