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Second Phase of the Science Express – Biodiversity Special Now Underway

Second Phase of the Science Express – Biodiversity Special Now Underway

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The second phase of the Science Express Biodiversity Special (SEBS), a mobile biodiversity exhibition train on a Mission to create massive awareness on India’s rich biodiversity, being flagged off. The train, which is now on its journey, was flagged off by Union Minister of Railways, Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal, Minister of Environment & Forests Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan and Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi from Delhi in the second week of April 2013. The first phase of the SEBS was flagged off in June, 2012.
Emeritus Prof. C.R. Babu of University of Delhi Conferred Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar

Emeritus Prof. C.R. Babu of University of Delhi Conferred Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar

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The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests, Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan and Delhi Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dikshit presenting the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar to Emeritus Professor C.R. Babu from the University of Delhi at the flagging off ceremony of the “Science Express- Biodiversity Special” Train on the occasion of World Environment Day in New Delhi. Source: PIB
DoE to Celebrate World Environment Day at Garhi Mandu City Forest

DoE to Celebrate World Environment Day at Garhi Mandu City Forest

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World Environment Day is celebrated each year on June 5 in order to remind us all that our fragile and common environment needs to be protected. Delhi has always been on the forefront of the celebrating the Environment Day, largely as a day to highlight the several green initiatives across the National Capital Territory. Government agencies, citizens, civil society groups, RWAs, Eco-clubs and NGOs all either come together or individually celebrate the day by carrying out plantation activities or eco-workshops. This year, like any other year, the Department of Environment (DoE), Government of NCT of Delhi (GNCTD) will be celebrating the World Environment Day and has invited school children to join in the celebrations! The Environment Day this year is being observed at the Garhi Mandu...
International Ozone Day 2011 Presents A Unique Opportunity for HCFC Phase-Out

International Ozone Day 2011 Presents A Unique Opportunity for HCFC Phase-Out

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Monitoring of Antarctic ozone hole by Global Ozone Monitoring Instrument since 1995 September 16 is declared as the International Ozone Day (International Day for the Preservation of Ozone layer) by the United Nations and is celebrated across the planet as a day for generating awareness on the delicate ozone layer that surrounds the Earth and protects us from harmful solar radiations. Ozone, a triatomic molecule consisting of three Oxygen molecules is a pollutant in the lower atmosphere ("bad ozone") and poses health and environmental risks. However, ozone in the upper atmosphere is critical to our existence ("good ozone") as it prevents potentially damaging electromagnetic radiation from reaching the Earth's surface. The standard way to express total ozone levels (the amount of ozo...
Universalisation of Roshni: the Green Innovation for Sustainable Habitats Initiative at the President’s Estate

Universalisation of Roshni: the Green Innovation for Sustainable Habitats Initiative at the President’s Estate

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President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil at the Seminar on Universalisation of Roshni - a green innovation for sustainable habitats, at Rashtrapati Bhavan Auditorium. Also seen are Dr. Farook Abdullah, Smt. Sheila Dikshit and Shri Kamal Nath A day long seminar on the universalisation of Roshni -  the environmental initiative in practice in the President’s Estate  was recently inaugurated by the President of India Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil at her state residence. The Roshni initiative, which was launched in 2008 has been an effort to help and equip the residents of the President's Estate to live in harmony with nature. The initiative had then come against the background of issues concerned with climate change and is now working to make the overall environment of t
DoE to Celebrate International Biodiversity Day at YBP with the CM

DoE to Celebrate International Biodiversity Day at YBP with the CM

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The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 as the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues among the general public. Each year, the UN declares a theme for celebrating the IDB and the theme for 2011, the International Year of Forests, is Forest Biodiversity. The Department of Environment (DoE), Government of NCT of Delhi in collaboration with the Center for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE), University of Delhi will be organizing a workshop on Forest Biodiversity on 21st May to commemorate the International Biodiversity Day. Date: 21st May, 2011 (Saturday) Time: 09.00 am Venue: Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Near Wazirabad Village The Hon'ble Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dixit wil...
World Forestry Day Plantation with Chief Minister Sheila Dixit

World Forestry Day Plantation with Chief Minister Sheila Dixit

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The Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dixit, Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta and Environment Secretary (left) Dharmendra at the Inaugural plantation ceremony for the creation of urban forest on Ring Road bypass near Salimgarh Fort, on World Forestry Day 2011. The CM shares a laugh with the participants and cheers them up for the plantation drive (above). Students and their teachers water a freshly planted sapling with much enthusiasm (below).
Stand for Survival: Plant a Tree with the CM this World Forestry Day

Stand for Survival: Plant a Tree with the CM this World Forestry Day

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File photo of Delhi CM Sheila Dixit planting a sapling at the Aravali Biodiversity Park on the International Biodiversity Day in 2010. Also seen is the Chief Secretary Mr. Rakesh Mehta World Forestry Day is celebrated around the world on 21 March each year as people take time to consider the benefits of forests to the community - such as catchment protection, providing habitat for plants, areas for recreation, education and scientific study, and as a source of many products including timber and honey. World Forestry Day also aims to provide opportunities for people to learn how forests can be managed and used sustainably for these many purposes. The day is therefore observed to offer information on key facets of forestry: protection, production and recreation. In its attempt to reem...

DoE to Host Annual Eco-Clubs Meet & Exhibition

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The Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi has been successfully running Eco-Clubs in the schools and colleges of Delhi under the National Green Corps (NGC) programme. These Eco-Clubs are playing an important role in creating environmental awareness amongst the future generation. Over 2000 Eco-Clubs have been established in Government, Aided, Private and Public Schools and Colleges in the NCT of Delhi. The DoE provides a token grant to each Eco Club School/College for undertaking various eco-friendly activities during each academic year. From time to time, the DoE also hosts meetings of such Eco-Clubs in order to bring together all the green work and inspire more and more students to come forward for green action. The next such Annual “Eco-Meet cum Exhibition” in

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