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Shutting Markets Goes Against Traders as Delhi Rejoices Spacious Roads

Shutting Markets Goes Against Traders as Delhi Rejoices Spacious Roads

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The two day Bandh (market shut down) called by traders against sealing of illegal shops seems to have backfired on the traders and shopkeepers of Delhi. The closing of shops, most of which protrude out all the way to the road, after covering the entire footpath, has now enabled the citizens of Delhi to see spacious roads and usable footpaths for the first time. The market places in all parts of Delhi, North, South, East and West have never been as accessible, and the limited shops that have opened are doing brisk business. Most shops in Delhi have, by habit, taken over the areas around the shops for putting containers, generators and for displaying items for sale. Since shopkeepers are scared of this being exposed, they have hidden all this inside their shops and have downed the sh...
Petition Committee Rebukes PWD Over False Claims of De-Silted Drains

Petition Committee Rebukes PWD Over False Claims of De-Silted Drains

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Neeraj Kumar, a resident of Pandav Nagar (Delhi) had submitted a Petition on 29 May 2017, alleging failure on part of Public Works Department (PWD), Government of NCT of Delhi and the Municipal Corporations of Delhi in discharging their duties of de-silting the drains for preventing water-logging in Delhi. The Petition, countersigned by Sanjeev Jha (MLA), was directed to the Delhi Assembly Petitions Committee for further probe into the matter. The Committee recently came out with its Report on this matter and tabled it in the Legislative Assembly of Delhi 0n 30 June, 2017. Click here to Download and Read this Report The Report is a MUST READ for every citizen of Delhi who wants to understand why water-logging takes place in Delhi year after year despite promises and tall cla...
NDMC Ranks 16 in Swacch Bharat Ranking of 476 Cities

NDMC Ranks 16 in Swacch Bharat Ranking of 476 Cities

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The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), indeed the cleanest part of Delhi, has ranked 16th in the Swacch Bharat Ranking of 476 Urban Municipalities in India. According to the Ministry of Urban Developed, which carried out this ranking, Mysore (in Karnataka) has won the First Rank followed by Thiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu) and Navi Mumbai. The Swacch Bharat Rankings are based on the extent of open defecation and solid waste management practices in the cities of India. The city of Mysore leads the cities with minimal open defecation and extensive adoption of solid waste management practices. The top 10 Ranking cities are as follows: Mysore (Karnataka) Thiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu) Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra) Kochi (Kerala) Hassan (Karnataka) Mandya (Karnataka) Beng...
To Keep the Trees Alive, It’s Becoming A Struggle Against the Civic Agencies. Why?

To Keep the Trees Alive, It’s Becoming A Struggle Against the Civic Agencies. Why?

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Are the authorities themselves listening? Trees are a symbol of healthy ecosystem and the presence of large number of trees in any locality, town, district or city is an indicator of good health and prosperity. The Constitution of India provides for the Right to Life, which has also come to mean the Right to healthy environment. The latter can only be secured through maintaining existing trees and planting new ones. Yet, the various municipal and civic agencies in the NCT of Delhi continue to remain oblivion to the sorry state of concretized trees across India's National capital. It is most unfortunate to note that action for the protection of trees is coming only when concerned citizens are moving the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and urging the Court to ensure the protection of the tr...
Invite to the Release of First Tree Census Report in Delhi at IIC

Invite to the Release of First Tree Census Report in Delhi at IIC

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India International Centre and The Green Circle of Delhi invites all interested citizens to the release of a first of its kind initiative - the "First Tree Census Report of Delhi by Citizens: Sarvodaya Enclave". The Report is a compilation of the rigorous, consistent and focused tree census survey by volunteers which was led by Padmawati Dwivedi of Compassionate Living and a resident of the area. It also speaks about the determination, the will and also the need to document the trees of Delhi before we lose them to mindless and unplanned construction activities. The Report will be released by Shri Praveen Kumar Tripathi, Chief Secretary of Delhi and a key presentation on the Report will be delivered by Ms. Padmavati Dwivedi. Date: 17 October, 2012 (Wednesday) Time: 6.30 pm (Please ...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 08, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 08 (starting February 20, 2012) 2012. 1. Delhi Govt. to promote fish farming in rural areas The Delhi Cabinet on Wednesday approved auctioning of fishing activities in 24 water bodies on gram sabha land in the Capital. 2. Full-grown tree cut, MCD and forest department pass buck An over 30-feet tall mature, ready-to-bloom semal tree has been ‘illegally’ cut to its trunk level in Sector A of green Vasant Kunj in south Delhi. 2. Daler Mehndi contributes to the environment With our globe undergoing major climatic upheaval owing to severe environmental degradation, it has left environmentalists fuming. 3. Films on environment conservation to be screened The Kirloskar Vasundhara International

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 04, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 04 (starting January 23) 2012. 1. The Aravalli policy lesson: Aravalli's real problem may not be miners but a real estate boom October this year will mark the 10-year anniversary of the Supreme Court banning mining in the Aravalli region in Haryana. It is an anniversary that will be greeted with decidedly mixed feelings among local villagers, but with fondness on the part of the many real estate speculators who have seen the value of their landholdings skyrocket in recent years. 2. MCD sitting on SC panel orders to seal biomedical waste incinerator The biomedical waste incinerator in Okhla will be shut soon. The Supreme Court-constituted monitoring committee had issued sealing orders to the Municipa...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 02, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 02 (starting January 9) 2012. 1. Okhla waste plant to come under green scan For the next three months, the Delhi environment department and Delhi Pollution Control Board (DPCC) will intensively monitor operation of the Okhla waste-to-energy plant. 2. Delhi High Court issues orders to turn volume of loudspeakers at prayer hubs down Here's some music for the ears of those looking for a respite from the "noisy" loudspeakers at temples, mosques and other religious institutions in Delhi. 3. Bhalaswa groundwater unfit for human use, says NGO They were moved to Bhalaswa from their slum clusters on the ground that their lives in the resettlement colony will be healthier, better and safer. Eleven years...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 40, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 40 (starting October 3), 2011. 1. Save the environment, say students of Indraprastha Intl. School, Dwarka More than 200 students accompanied by 20 teachers and the Delhi Traffic Police spread the universal message of the three R's — reduce, reuse and recycle. (Dr.) B.C. Sabata, Senior Scientific Officer, Department of Environment, office of Chief Minister of Delhi was the guest of honour. 2. Ganga Ram study finds high levels of superbug NDM1 India might have vehemently opposed an antibiotic-resistant superbug being named New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase 1 (NDM1), but a study in a leading city hospital has found a worryingly high prevalence of the deadly gene. 3. Jindal Group's upcoming waste-to-e
Let’s Clean Up DELHI this July

Let’s Clean Up DELHI this July

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This July, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has taken upon itself the task to clean Delhi city, which is in an excitement rather disturbed state, preparing for the Commonwealth Games 2010. MCD cannot neglect the aesthetic nature of our city and hence the need for necessary beautification. Also, the monsoon cannot be allowed to play spoil sport this year, because this is the year we host the Games. A sanitation drive by the MCD will cover railway stations, bus stops and major markets  starting  July 1st and will continue up to the 15th. Major landmarks in the city which cater to a large population of the city like the Old and New Delhi Railway Stations, Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT), airport, markets, religious places and major road junctions would be cleaned and treated wi

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