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Burari Wakes Up to Environmental Awareness Through RWA Action

Burari Wakes Up to Environmental Awareness Through RWA Action

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Dr. Faiyaz A. Khudsar, Scientist In-Charge of Yamuna Biodiversity Park inaugurating the Flower Show and related events at Burari. Burari, the high population density part of North Delhi has now woken up to the need for taking care of its local environment. Burari faces similar challenges as faced by people in other parts of Delhi. Waste management is a crisis and the polluted air requires planting of more and more trees. Another issue, unique to Burari and some urban villages, is that of open sewer lines carrying waste water emerging from individual households. Taking cognizance of these environmental challenges, and inspired by global action for environmental protection, an RWA in Burari organised a flower show and painting competition in February this year. The objective of the two...
Nominate Your RWA for the National Water Awards

Nominate Your RWA for the National Water Awards

Events
The National Water Awards is a Scheme of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation. The objective of the Awards is to encourage all stakeholders to adopt holistic approach towards water resources management in the country. The National Water Awards along with the Ground Water Augmentation Awards and  were launched in the year 2007. All stakeholder including the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Gram Panchayats, Urban Local Bodies, Water User Associations, Institutions, Corporate Sector, Individuals etc. were invited to nominate themselves for adopting innovative practices for conserving and augmenting water resource. These include ground water augmentation by rainwater harvesting and artificial recharge, promoting water use efficiency, recyc
Oriental Apartments Leads the Way in Holistic Waste Management

Oriental Apartments Leads the Way in Holistic Waste Management

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Oriental Apartments in Sector-9 of Rohini celebrated the Independence Day this year with another freedom. This was the freedom from the burden of sending thousands of kilograms of solid waste to the already overflowing landfills in Delhi. In doing so, Oriental Apartments showed the way to other Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) and colonies on what needs to be done to solve the ongoing waste management crisis in Delhi. Waste management is perhaps the greatest environmental challenge being faced by Delhi, yet one which is least discussed. The waste of Delhi has already created three giant mountains, taller than 80 feet in height, and these landfills have also become killer and are now coming down as landslides. There is thus a need for disruptive innovation in the waste management...
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 ...
Students Protest Against Felling of Trees, Eating of Footpath Space

Students Protest Against Felling of Trees, Eating of Footpath Space

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Students of Kamala Nehru and Gargi College, along with representatives of the Residents Welfare Association (RWA) of Anand Lok, Gulmohar Park and adjoining areas came together to demonstrate against the rampant felling of trees and the 'killing' of footpath space in the area. Students and residents carried posters and display banners reading "Don't kill our footpath space. Don't kill us on the road" in the protest march from the Mithaas Complex in front of Gargi College to the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) office. The road stretch and the intersection near the college premises is already a congestion site and a traffic mess. Two trees have been cut and the CPWD plans to fell more and also break the pavement on both sides of the road, leaving barely any space for the pedestr...

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