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“Finish De-Greening Before Implementing Greening Projects”, Jairam

“Finish De-Greening Before Implementing Greening Projects”, Jairam

Green Alert
Minister of State for Environment and Forests (I/C) Shri Jairam Ramesh releasing a ‘Calendar of Events’ at the World Forestry Day Celebrations in New Delhi In keeping with the mandate of his Ministry of environment protection and conservation, Environment Minister Shri Jairam Ramesh clarified further his agenda by declaring that "We must finish de-greening before we start greening projects. The de-greening has been created by industrial construction." Utilizing the opportunity of the World Forestry Day to the fullest, he further said, "The pressure of our population and works done in the name of progress have damaged our forests and rivers. This is the biggest challenge we face today. We have to achieve economic growth along with conserving forests and keeping our rivers clean."

Welcome New Year 2011: International Year of Forests and More!

Green Alert
Already in the first week of 2011 and looking good, Delhi Greens wishes everyone heartiest greetings and success all through the year. 2011 is special for Delhi as it completes a century of being the National Capital. Situated at the beautiful and strategic confluence the Delhi Ridge (which offered protection) and the Yamuna River (which provided water, critical for the survival of any civilization), Delhi has been a capital of choice since ancient, even mythological times! These landscape features are, until date, the lifelines of Delhi, though we are not giving them the respect they deserve. It is about time we understand the importance of this natural heritage and the ecosystem services they provide to us. The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2011 as the Internationa...

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