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The Concretization of Trees, Or That of Non-Compliance?

The Concretization of Trees, Or That of Non-Compliance?

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As we walk along the roads of Delhi, there are some entities calling us and crying out for help. They are moaning of the dreadful death we are thrusting on them from suffocation and starvation, slowly and painfully. We cannot hear them because they cannot speak. They receive our attention only when the services they render to us start falling short for us. Yes! I am talking about those magical devices on the sides of roads, in front of shops, in our backyards, around our institutions, in areas of traffic, which keep imbibing the notorious carbon dioxide for us and continue to give oxygen that we terribly need. Our Trees! This time the concrete is killing them, a dire threat to the survival of the same entities that give us food and oxygen. Trees are choking to death, their roots ...
NGT Invites Environmental Experts for Monitoring Implementation of Orders

NGT Invites Environmental Experts for Monitoring Implementation of Orders

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) invites expression of interest from trained Environmental Experts for assigning work related to monitoring and compliance of its orders as well as for consultancy work. NGT has been making remarkable efforts to protect the biodiversity and environment of India. However, without rigorous monitoring of its orders, the efforts of NGT will not be completely realized. The Environmental sub-sectors for which the Experts are required include the following: Solid Waste Management, Plastic Waste Management and Biomedical Waste Management Air and Water Pollution Hazardous Waste Management Biodiversity and Forestry Management Riverine, Coastal and Hill Ecology, Floodplain Sand Mining impacts, Land Degradation and Remediation Environmental E...
Weekly Green News Update for Week 33 (Aug 10 to 16), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 33 (Aug 10 to 16), 2015

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Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 33 (between Aug 10 to 16) 2015. 1. Slew of measures announced to reduce Delhi pollution Increasing the number of CNG buses, crackdown on polluting vehicles and industries and tree plantation drives are some of the many steps being taken by the Delhi government to curb rising pollution in the national capital, a statement said on Thursday. 2. NGT Directs Joint Inspection of 13 Common Effluent Treatment Plants in Delhi The National Green Tribunal today directed Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and IIT-Delhi to conduct a joint inspection of 13 common effluent treatment plants which are located in various industrial clusters in the national capital. 3. NGT directs Badarp...
Weekly Green News Update for Week 19 (May 4 to 10), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 19 (May 4 to 10), 2015

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 19 (between May 4 to May 10) 2015. 1. NGT order: Fines slapped for burning waste in the open East Delhi Municipal Corporation has begun issuing challans for burning of garbage in the open. 2. Delhi kids learn to embrace trees The famous Chipko movement, initiated in 1970s as resistance to the destruction of trees in Uttarakhand, has now reached the capital, albeit in a more non-confrontational format. 3. NGT slams poor rainwater harvesting at AIIMS flyover The National Green Tribunal on Friday slammed public authorities over the "pathetic condition" of rainwater harvesting system at All India Institute of Medical Sciences flyover. 4. Delhiites will have to pay for polluting Yamuna, thro
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...
Perception and Legal Standing of Waste to Energy Projects in Delhi

Perception and Legal Standing of Waste to Energy Projects in Delhi

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Socio-enviro-economic crisis: Children among ragpickers at the Okhla Landfill Site. Waste to energy is essentially the process of generating electricity or heat from the direct burning of waste. The concept has been adequately exploited in developed countries and is known to be an environmentally considerate technology. Delhi’s first attempt at converting waste to energy was back in 1987. The Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (MNES) commissioned the Timarpur Refuse Incineration-cum-Power Generation Station at a capital cost of Rs. 20 crores (US$ 4.4 million) in that year. The Plant is said to have not run for more than 21 days of trial operations due to the low calorific value of Delhi’s waste (600- 700 kcal/kg as against the required 1462.5 kcal/kg. More recently, Delhi h
Landmark NGT Ruling for Government Agencies: Deconcretize Trees or Go To Jail!

Landmark NGT Ruling for Government Agencies: Deconcretize Trees or Go To Jail!

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Visiting the Good Green Court: Aastha Kukreti of Delhi Greens along with DG summer interns outside the Hon'ble NGT All roads led to the Hon'ble National Green Tribunal (NGT) today morning as the Court remained full of environmental activists, environmental journalists and lawyers representing various public and private agencies. The proceedings of the Hon'ble NGT were like music to the ears of anyone concerned for protecting the environment since all the green wrongdoing was being highlighted and quashed. Among several cases like the ones exposing fraudulent Environmental Impact Assessment reports, clearing of waste from the Delhi Ridge etc, the case of deconcretisation of Delhi trees was also taken up today. The case (filed by Aditya Prasad & others) has been filed against all
NGT Stays Felling of Over 3000 Trees along Vikaspuri-Meera Bagh Road

NGT Stays Felling of Over 3000 Trees along Vikaspuri-Meera Bagh Road

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Delhi Transport Infrastructure Advisory: Slow down, don't rush so fast. If you upset Nature, your "development" won't last. The Honorable National Green Tribunal (NGT) today stayed the felling of over 3,000 trees in Delhi which were to be cut for giving way to an elevated corridor. The case, filed by Dr. P.C. Prasad, Aditya N. Prasad and R.L. Mahunta, is not so much about stopping 'development' but for ensuring adequate planning and sustainable development of Delhi city. Members of Delhi Greens were also present during the hearing to provide their inputs and ensure the prevention of ad hoc felling of trees in Delhi. The Elevated Road Project for which the trees are being cut is being undertaken by the Public Works Department, GNCTD and has already commenced work along the Vikas P...
Trees Outside National Green Tribunal Deconcretized

Trees Outside National Green Tribunal Deconcretized

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Charity, they say, begins at home. So does good greening! Trees outside the National Green Tribunal were deconcretized today, ahead of the next hearing on the deconcretisation of Delhi trees case (to be held on 12th July 2013). Delhi Greens has been actively supporting the campaign against deconcretisation of Delhi trees, which has now taken a legal turn for good.
Deconcretisation of Trees Not Possible Without People Support

Deconcretisation of Trees Not Possible Without People Support

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Tree trouble: A concretised tree in Shreshta Vihar, Delhi (Image sent by Citizen Activist Anil Malhotra) The concretisation of trees in Delhi has been an ongoing process, not necessarily as a result of any planned strategy to damage, fell or reduce the number of trees in Delhi, but large as a callousness and ignorance of Delhiites towards the needs and rights of our tree friends. I discuss here some important reasons why concretisation as a process is on the rise in Delhi and why most of us don't care about it. Concretisation is a fiscal drive. It is a fact that each bit of soil is being covered in different parts of the the city, be it in the residential colonies, on the main avenues or even in institutional areas and campuses etc. One probable reason for this high rate and pace ...

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