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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 ...
Japan’s Mottainai Grandma Comes to Gurugram for Clean India

Japan’s Mottainai Grandma Comes to Gurugram for Clean India

Corporate Greening
Unplanned urbanisation and mindless modernisation has led to the creation of environmental challenges such as improper dumping of garbage, polluting and burning of hazardous materials. This damages environmental and public health and needs to addressed. One effective way to tackle the situation is to drive behavioural change among people, especially children. To do this, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. along with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is supporting storytelling sessions based on Mottainai Grandma, a successful pictorial book published by Kodansha, a leading publication from Japan. The book is adapted in Hindi and English in collaboration with National Book Trust (NBT). Mottainai is a term of Japanese origin and has been used by environmentalists to convey a sense of r...

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