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Shisht Bharat Campaign Launched to Inculcate Public Civic Sense

Shisht Bharat Campaign Launched to Inculcate Public Civic Sense

Green Alert
Philanthrope, a not-for-profit organisation promoting Safety Preparedness recently launched a Shisht Bharat Campaign from New Delhi. The launch of the Civic Sense Inculcation campaign was witnessed by eminent dignitaries such as Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh, and the Speakers on the panel included Mr. Sandeep Marwah, Chancellor, AAFT Media University; Dr. Nand Kishore Garg, Chancellor-Maharaj Agrasen University; Dr. Jyoti Gupta, Principal, Delhi Public School (Ghaziabad) and Naresh Kumar, IAS, Chairman, New Delhi Municipal Council. The key highlight of the Launch Event was a panel discussion on the topic, “Making India Shisht: Inclusion of Moral Science as a Subject in School/ College Curriculum is an Important Step.” While congratulating Dr. Angeli Qwatra (Director General and
Reflections On the Ongoing Administration Crisis In Delhi

Reflections On the Ongoing Administration Crisis In Delhi

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Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal paying his respects to the first Chief Minister of Delhi Ch. Braham Prakash. There has always been a strain in the Centre-States relationship in India owing to our Quasi-Federal structure and the multi-party system we have. At any given time, there are usually two different parties in power at the Center and State levels. This makes things a little complicated, as we are witnessing in the case of the NCT of Delhi today. The tiff between the Hon'ble LG Najeeb Jung and the Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal started as soon as the latter took up the office. For the Delhi Government, it became logical to claim that having LG as the chief administrator practically means a permanent President’s Rule in 'Delhi State'. What makes the situat
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...
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 ...
LG’s Order to Check Rampant Ground Water Extraction

LG’s Order to Check Rampant Ground Water Extraction

Green Alert
In order to check the continued abstraction of ground water leading to severe depletion of ground water resource in the National Capital, the Lt. Governor of Delhi has issued an order, through the Dept. of Environment, GNCT, that no person, group, authority, association or institution shall draw ground water through bore-well or tube-well (both new as well as existing and drawing ground water without permission of the Central Ground Water Authority) for domestic, commercial, agricultural and/or industrial uses. Only after a prior permission from the "Competent Authority", which could be the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) or the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is obtained, can the ground water be drawn for use. The order, under Section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act of 1986, also pr...

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