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Weekly Green News Update for Week 34 (Aug 17 to 23), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 34 (Aug 17 to 23), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 34 (between Aug 17 to 23) 2015. 1. Delhi records seventh-highest number of environment-related crimes in 2014 The city recorded the seventh-highest number of environment-related crimes in the country in 2014. 2. 20.8 Per Cent Green Cover in Delhi Due to Plantation: High Court Forest cover in the national capital increased from six per cent in 1999 to 20.8 per cent in 2013 mainly due to plantation activity carried out in non-forest areas, the city government has told the Delhi High Court. 3. 40 rainwater harvesting structures to come up in Delhi: NDMC The NDMC will come up with 40 rainwater harvesting structures at prime locations in Lutyen’s Delhi which will also help restore depleting groundwater tab
Weekly Green News Update for Week 33 (Aug 10 to 16), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 33 (Aug 10 to 16), 2015

Green Alert
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...
Weekly Green News Update for Week 32 (Aug 3 to 9), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 32 (Aug 3 to 9), 2015

Green Alert
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 Green News Update for Week 31 (July 27 to Aug 2), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 31 (July 27 to Aug 2), 2015

Green Alert
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 Green News Update for Week 29 (July 13 to 19), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 29 (July 13 to 19), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 29 (between July 13 to 19) 2015. 1. NGT directs govt to submit its views on air pollution in Delhi The National Green Tribunal on Monday directed the Union transport ministry to submit its views on what is contributing to air pollution in Delhi. 2. Government doesn't know what causes pollution in Delhi On Monday, the NGT ordered the Union Transport Ministry to submit its views on what causes air pollution in New Delhi after the Centre said in an affidavit that vehicles are not the major factor behind it. 3. 8 multi-level lots ready Multi-level parking facilities in South Delhi that were supposed to be ready in time for the Commonwealth Games in 2010 are now finally nearing completion. ...
Weekly Green News Update for Week 28 (July 6 to 12), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 28 (July 6 to 12), 2015

Green Alert
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 ...
Weekly Green News Update for Week 26 (June 22 to 28), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 26 (June 22 to 28), 2015

Green Alert
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...
Weekly Green News Update for Week 25 (June 15 to 21), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 25 (June 15 to 21), 2015

Green Alert
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
Weekly Green News Update for Week 24 (June 8 to 14), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 24 (June 8 to 14), 2015

Green Alert
Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar, among others, lighting the lamp at a training session on Yoga ahead of the Celebration of International Yoga Day being held on 21st June. Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 24 (between June 8 to June 14) 2015. 1. New guidelines in Delhi to curb construction pollution The Delhi government has come up with a bunch of guidelines to curb pollution from construction sites, which includes keeping the ground at construction sites wet and covering vehicles that carry construction material. 2. Delhi 'Metro Model' to Inspire New Solid Waste Management Rules, Says Javadekar Aiming to reduce pollution at construction sites, the government has adopted the "Metro model" in drafting its new solid ...
Weekly Green News Update for Week 23 (June 1 to 7), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 23 (June 1 to 7), 2015

Green Alert
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
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