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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, D

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 52, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 52 (starting December 26), 2011. Delhi Greens wishes everyone a Happy New Year 2012 in this last week of 2011! 1. Personal cars account for 0.6% of India's diesel consumption They may be branded as villains by the environmental lobby, but personal cars consume a paltry 0.6% of the diesel consumed in the country, an internal Planning Commission note said. 2. CNG price hike: City pumps set to get Delhi customers The serpentine queues at the four CNG filling stations in the city might just get longer with a substantial increase in the cost of fuel in neighbouring Delhi and a few other places in the National Capital Region. 3. From New Year, Mangu Singh to lead Delhi Metro A decade after launching

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 47, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 47 (starting November 21), 2011. 1. Maruti Suzuki plans more models with CNG options The country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India is planning to add more models with environment-friendly CNG option to its existing fleet of five such cars. 2. Congestion tax back on table to check traffic chaos Years after the Delhi Government spoke about introducing a special tax in parts of the city to check the growing number of vehicles, congestion tax is back on the discussion board. 3. DJB on path to recycle resources The Delhi Jal Board is aiming at exploring more advanced technologies to harness and reuse its resources like sewage and biogas. 4. DDA constructing over 70,000 flats in capital ...
DoE to Host Workshop for Eco-Club Schools on Ozone Day

DoE to Host Workshop for Eco-Club Schools on Ozone Day

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L-R: Delhi Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dixit, Environment Secretary, GNCT Mr. Dharmender and Director, Environment, GNCT Dr. Anil Kumar during the Ozone Day Celebrations in 2009 The Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi will be observing the 16th of September, 2010 as the World Ozone Day with various activities. A workshop on the subject is proposed to be held in the Auditorium of the Delhi Secretariat at IP Estate. All Eco-club in-charges are invited to attend and participate in the workshop along with two students from each Eco-club school. All participating schools should confirm their participation to Dr. B.C. Sabata, SSO, DoE, Delhi Govt. at 9717593506. The theme for the World Ozone Day 2010 is "Ozone layer protection: governance and compliance at their best". ...
CM Shiela Dixit Launches Online Youth Portal

CM Shiela Dixit Launches Online Youth Portal

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With an objective of mobilizing the Delhi youth and involving them under the existing Bhagidari scheme of the Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Chief Minister Shiela Dixit recently launched YouthPortal.in. With "connect for change" as its punchline, the portal is a socio-entrepreneurial venture aiming to connect young ideas for social change through the Internet. The Bhagidari initiative, started by Hon'ble Chief Minister has constantly endeavored to promote citizen's partnership in governance. It has over the years grown from 20 Citizen Groups to more than 2300 as of today. With the launch of the portal, in partnership with The Electronic Youth Media Group, the CM believes that, "the city's youth can collaborate their ideas online for enabling change on ground and continuously work towards improv
Delhi Marked World Environment Day 2010 in Style

Delhi Marked World Environment Day 2010 in Style

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Having almost always taken pride in being one of the greenest capital cities in the world, and led by a green Chief Minister as well, Delhi took the lead again in celebrating 5th June as the World Environment Day (WED) 2010...in style! The Hon'ble Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dixit "kickstarted" the day by launching an electric vehicle rally from her residence in order to promote zero emission pollution free 'green transport' in the city. Supported by Hero Electric, a subsidiary of Hero Group, the rally saw participation from large number of people from all age groups.  From the CM’s Residence on Motilal Nehru Marg, the rally crossed Akbar Road, Shahjahan Road,  Aurangzeb Road, Samrat Hotel to reach the NDMC Commonwealth Garden where a token plantation  drive took place. What a day also
International Biodiversity Day 2010 Celebrated at ABP

International Biodiversity Day 2010 Celebrated at ABP

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Delhi CM Smt. Shiela Dixit, Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta and Environment Secretary Dharmendra planting a tree sapling at the ABP. Also seen are Prof. C.R. Babu and Dr. Faiyaz A. Khudsar Top Delhi Government officials came together on May 22nd to plant trees and greet the students and citizens gathered at the Aravalli Biodiversity Park (ABP) to mark the International Biodiversity Day (IBD) 2010. The theme for this years IBD was declared to be Biodiversity, Development and Poverty Alleviation. Hosted by the Dept. of Environment (DoE), GNCT and the park management at ABP, the event saw participation from students from some six schools and residents and citizens from around the Park. Key officials from the DoE including the Environment Secretary arrived well in time to receive the CM and th...
CM Sows Seeds of City Forest on World Forestry Day

CM Sows Seeds of City Forest on World Forestry Day

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Chief Minister of Delhi Smt. Shiela Dixit planted saplings to create an urban forest at ITO chungi intersection on World Forestry Day 2010 Originated at the 23rd General Assembly of the European Confederation of Agriculture in 1971, the World Forestry Day has been celebrated around the world for 30 years to remind communities of the importance of forests and the many benefits which we gain from them. The event saw participation from various members of the civil society and also volunteers from Delhi Greens. Also present along with Smt. Shiela Dixit were Hon'ble MP (Lok Sabha) Shri Sandeep Dixit, Hon'ble Minister of Finance and Urban Planning Dr. A.K. Walia, Hon'ble MCD Councillor Shri Sohan Lal and senior officers from the Dept. of Environment. All of them engaged themselves with tre...
20th March, 2010: World House Sparrow Day

20th March, 2010: World House Sparrow Day

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If there is one bird you can remember from your childhood, it would probably be the House Sparrow. Since it lives in close proximity with humans, the House Sparrow is, for most of us, the first bird we learn to identify. Many bird watchers and ornithologists recall with fondness how the House Sparrow gave flight to their passion for observing birds. The association goes back centuries. No other bird has been associated with the day-to-day life of humanity like the House Sparrow. It is a bird that evokes fond memories and has thus found mention in folklore and songs from time immemorial. Till not very long ago, the House Sparrow was one of the most abundant and common birds in the world. But like all other plants and animals which were once abundant and now face a shaky future, their...
Earth Hour 2010 Launched by CM Shiela Dixit, Abhishek Bachchan

Earth Hour 2010 Launched by CM Shiela Dixit, Abhishek Bachchan

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Earth Hour is a WWF initiative where citizens around the globe show their support for action on climate change by turning off lights for one hour. This year the switch off is being observed on March 27, 2010, from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm. The campaign was recently launched by the Chief Minister of Delhi Smt. Sheila Dikshit and film actor Abhishek Bachchan, in the presence of WWF-India's SG and CEO Mr. Ravi Singh. Abhishek along with Smt Sheila Dikshit lit the ‘candle of hope’ encouraging citizens of India to ‘switch on’ their minds and showcase solidarity and commitment towards climate change and energy conservation by ‘switching off’ the lights for one hour on the 27th of March. Earth Hour 2010 is expected to be a culmination of over one billion people around the globe, in m

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