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Photo Essay on the Redeveloped Sunder Nursery Heritage Park

Photo Essay on the Redeveloped Sunder Nursery Heritage Park

Green Lens
The Sunder Nursery or Azim Bagh is a sixteenth century Mughal-era complex located adjacent to Humayun's Tomb. The place was used as a nursery by the British, and since then is more popularly known as Sunder Nursery. The word Sunder is derived from the Sunderwala Burj, one of the medieval structures inside the complex. After years of restoration work on heritage structures by the Aga Khan Trust, the Sunder Nursery complex is now open to the public. The entry ticket is ₹ 35/- per person (more for foreign nationals) and the ambiance is calm, serene and like how Delhi once was. The nursery part of the complex, which was always open to the public to buy plants, is now also an arboretum with many different species of trees. In addition, the complex itself has been zoned into Heritage Structur
Urban Affairs Ministry Accepts That It Is Cutting 14,031 Trees in Delhi

Urban Affairs Ministry Accepts That It Is Cutting 14,031 Trees in Delhi

Green Alert
File photo of Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C) Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, addressing a press conference on the initiatives & achievements of the Ministry during the last four years in New Delhi. In a bizarre press release, the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs of the Government of India has agreed that it will be cutting 14,031 trees in and around Sarojini Nagar in South Delhi (technically in South-west district of Delhi). "All the trees are not being cut," the statement begins with some relief. However it then clarifies, "Only 14,031 nos. trees are to be cut out of the existing trees of 21,040 nos." The press release further goes on to say that, "against the 21,040 nos. of existing trees; 23,475 nos. of trees shall be available in these colonies duri...
Is This the Main Cause of Air Pollution in Delhi?

Is This the Main Cause of Air Pollution in Delhi?

Articles
A Picture Worth A Thousand Words: Google Earth image showing a green West Kidwai Nagar (an original Government colony in Delhi) on the left and the redeveloped East Kidwai Nagar "Project" of the MoHUA on the right. Where is the compensatory afforestation? Of the many things Delhi is famous for, the most spacious are its Government colonies located in New Delhi. These include residential areas such as Lodhi Colony, Laxmi Bai Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Netaji Nagar, parts of Chanakyapuri, the neighbourhood of India Gate and a few adjoining areas. Most of these have been two-storied structures with abundant parks (and parking) all around. These Government colonies have therefore acted as green buffers for Delhi against air pollution, noise pollution and the congestion and traffic of the...

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