The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests, Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan lighting the lamp to inaugurate the biodiversity exhibition as Science Express Biodiversity Special arrives at central railway station, in Chennai on July 27, 2013. AGM, Southern Railway, Sri G. Narayanan and Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Shri. Shashi Shekhar are also seen.
Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan during the launch of the National Wetland Atlas on the occasion of World Environment Day 2013. Also present during the launch were Member, Planning Commission, Dr. K. Kasturirangan, the Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Dr. V Rajagopalan and the UN Resident Co-coordinator, Ms. Lise Grande.
The second phase of the Science Express Biodiversity Special (SEBS), a mobile biodiversity exhibition train on a Mission to create massive awareness on India’s rich biodiversity, being flagged off. The train, which is now on its journey, was flagged off by Union Minister of Railways, Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal, Minister of Environment & Forests Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan and Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi from Delhi in the second week of April 2013. The first phase of the SEBS was flagged off in June, 2012.
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
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 43 (starting October 22, 2012) 2012. 1. Delhi’s oldest water treatment plant poised for renovation The Capital’s oldest water treatment plant, the Chandrawal WTP, is all set for renovation and reconstruction. On Friday, the Delhi Jal Board approved plans for its renovation using funds loaned by the Japan International Cooperation Agency. 2. PETA promotes vegan diet in New Delhi Reiterating their cause that it was healthy for people to eat vegetarian food, and remain vegetarians to protect the eroding environment, PETA activists highlighted the fact that water needed to produce one pound of m
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 37 (starting September 10, 2012) 2012. 1. Suggest changes to save BRT: HC The Delhi High Court on Monday said the government should "take in right spirit" the criticism against the Ambedkar Nagar-Moolchand BRT and suggest how it corridor could function with some changes. 2. Save Himalayas, activists urge Delhi The fate of Delhi is tied intimately to that of the Himalayas. The city's water-needs are met by Himalayan rivers; part of our power requirements too is met by energy harnessed at dams on Himalayan rivers; and the forests form a "sinking point" for the pollution we generate. 3. Enforcing ban on plastic bags an uphill task for Delhi govt Even as the Delhi cabinet has passed the order ...
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 36 (starting September 3, 2012) 2012. 1. Migratory birds arrive in Delhi Zoo Though they have arrived early this year, the hosts claim they are well-prepared to welcome these seasonal guests. 2. Over-stretching limited resources In 2010, a major pipeline that carried water from the Wazirabad treatment plant in the city developed several breaches. Residents were left parched and the civic authorities had to deal with water-logged roads. The Delhi Jal Board that is responsible for the maintenance of this pipeline spent days looking for the origin of the leakage. 3. IIT Kanpur to study Delhi’s air quality Delhi government's environment department is set to commission IIT Kanpur to study its p
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 31 (starting July 30, 2012) 2012. 1. Delhi zoo loses a male nilgai now An adult male nilgai died on Sunday at the National Zoological Park after it succumbed to injuries caused due to fighting with another male. 2. Rainwater harvesting system must for all new buildings Planning to construct a new house or office building in Delhi? You will now have to install a rainwater harvesting system to obtain a completion certificate from civic agencies. The Delhi cabinet has in principle approved a proposal to make the system mandatory for all new constructions. 3. Experts from IIT to suggest green ways Alarmed at the increasing pollution levels in the city, the Delhi government’s environment depart
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 23 (starting June 4, 2012) 2012. 1. Eco friendly is cool From solar cars, miniature scooters and beer cans to decor vases made from glass bottles with miniature paintings — Delhiites are finding interesting ways to make their contribution to the environment. 2. Dwarka residents team up to revive dying pond It was camaraderie at its best. Neighbours who never knew one another joined hands for Mother Nature. There was once a pond in their midst that teemed with life. Today, muck and filth has sucked out life from it, almost. It's drying up. And the Dwarka Sector 23 residents went all out to save it on Sunday. 3. Delhi Metro to tap solar power Delhi's new age transport system is going green, with
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests, Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan and Delhi Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dikshit presenting the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar to Emeritus Professor C.R. Babu from the University of Delhi at the flagging off ceremony of the “Science Express- Biodiversity Special” Train on the occasion of World Environment Day in New Delhi. Source: PIB