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Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 48, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 48 (starting November 28), 2011. 1. Delhi has the highest level of air pollutants: Environment ministry Delhi fares the worst among all the major cities in the country when it comes to air pollution. This, despite the introduction of eco-friendly interventions such as the use of CNG for vehicles, the Metro and increasing tree cover in the Capital. 2. Development plan endangers Faridabad village's sacred forest Residents of this village are up in arms against the Haryana government's plans to allow development in their neck of the Aravallis, as it could wipe out a 500-hectare forest revered by them for generations. Not only is the forest sacred, botanists and historians consider it one of the last su...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 47, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 47 (starting November 21), 2011. 1. Maruti Suzuki plans more models with CNG options The country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India is planning to add more models with environment-friendly CNG option to its existing fleet of five such cars. 2. Congestion tax back on table to check traffic chaos Years after the Delhi Government spoke about introducing a special tax in parts of the city to check the growing number of vehicles, congestion tax is back on the discussion board. 3. DJB on path to recycle resources The Delhi Jal Board is aiming at exploring more advanced technologies to harness and reuse its resources like sewage and biogas. 4. DDA constructing over 70,000 flats in capital ...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 45, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 45 (starting November 7), 2011. 1. CWG construction added to pollution Frenzied construction activities carried out for the Commonwealth Games last year, and increasing number of vehicles being added to the city roads every year are some of the factors responsible for polluting Delhi's air. 2. DTC headquarters to be modernised The decks have been cleared for giving the Delhi Transport Corporation headquarters at I.P. Bus Depot on Ring Road a new look with the construction of a modern green building and introduction of a new traffic circulation plan within and around the depot premises. 3. NDMC mulls hike in charges New Delhi Municipal Council is planning to increase parking charges at NDMC pa...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 43, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 43 (starting October 24), 2011. 1. Air Pollution down 50% this Diwali Diwali in the city was a greener affair as people burst fewer crackers, leading to a 50-75% decrease in air pollution from last year. However, some Delhiites made up for the muted fireworks with noisy celebrations. CPCB recorded increased noisepollution at three out of nine locations, the highest being Mayur Vihar-Phase II in east Delhi. 2. Eco-friendly crackers to light up Diwali Eco-friendly crackers are all set to lessen pollution and noise this Diwali. Cheap in cost and stuffed with leaves, these are available in different varieties here. 3. City gets more Games-type air monitoring centres The system for air quality fore

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 42, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 41 (starting October 17), 2011. 1. Delhi Govt’s Dil se Diwali on Facebook In order to keep pollution level low this Diwali, the Delhi government has decided to use social networking site Facebook to reach out to people. The environment department of the government has come up with a page on Facebook —‘Dil Se Diwali’ — asking people to say no to crackers. 2. 12th Five-Yr-Plan: CM invites suggestions The Delhi government has prepared a background paper identifying public transport, water supply and sanitation, housing, medical and public health, education and environment as the focus areas for the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-2017). 3. Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor to be completely green: Farooq A

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 41, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 41 (starting October 10), 2011. 1. Confiscated Bullock torture devices to go on public display Seized during the Chinchali Animal Fair and at sugarcane factories, dozens of cruel devices used to whip and painfully restrain bullocks will be on display near the office of the Ministry of Environment and Forests in Delhi on Wednesday. 2. Powerless festive season The festival season has been marred by a spate of power cuts in the city. As the situation stands, the present power crisis in the city is unlikely to improve in the coming few days. The power department officials said that load-shedding will continue till the supply of coal is resumed. 3. Metro’s heritage corridor delay may hit 2016 deadline

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

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 39, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 39 (starting September 26), 2011. 1. Damn the Renuka dam: Even parched Delhi cries So far Delhiites have been concerned with the refusal of environment clearance to the Renuka dam as that means a serious water crisis for the city. Now anti-dam voices generating from the Nahan district in Himachal Pradesh, home to the project, have finally emerged in the capital, protesting against the massive displacement of people, loss of green cover and submergence of highly fertile agricultural land. 2. Puja pandals go green, ditch chemical colours This year Durga Ma is going colourless to save another goddess — Yamuna. In a bid to go eco-friendly, several pandals in the city have used the less vibrant but natur

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 38, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 38 (starting September 19), 2011. 1. Delhi Metro earns UN praise, 47 crore in carbon credits The Delhi Metro has become the world’s first Metro rail and rail-based system to earn carbon credits — Rs 47 crore annually for the next seven years. 2. Forest officials pose danger to forests: Experts Forest officials are fudging data, hiding facts, sidestepping laws, overlooking violations and finding ways of clearing even projects that are dangerous for forests, three non-official members on the statutory Forest Advisory Committee have told environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan. 3. India wants emission targets under Kyoto Protocol to continue At the Major Economies Forum meeting currently underway

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 37, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 37 (starting September 12), 2011. 1. Over 11,500 Bhopal gas victims did not turn up for claims: Govt Claims of more than 11,500 Bhopal Gas leak victims are pending with the Madhya Pradesh government due to their "non-appearance". 2. India pitches for Seoul declaration implementation India today pitched for implementation of the Seoul declaration on ensuring protection and safety of workers along with elimination of hazards at the workplace at the regional, national and international levels. 3. Workshop on water policy for Delhi In a first step towards streamlining and managing Delhi's water, Delhi Jal Board and Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) organized the first co...