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DIREC 2010: Renewable Way Out for India’s Increasing Energy Demand

DIREC 2010: Renewable Way Out for India’s Increasing Energy Demand

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The Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah addressing at the DIREC, in Greater NOIDA India is making good progress on most economic development indicators and is on its way to becoming a more developed economy in the coming years. This can also be inferred by President Obama's recent visit to the country where he said India is not emerging but has already emerged! Fortunately, the development is now taking place keeping the environment in mind as India makes steady strides in going green in all sectors. The mainstreaming of environmentalism, something the Delhi Greens Blog has been advocating since its inceptions, is now integral to the nation's governance, policies and acts. During a recent AICC session, Congress party president Sonia Gandhi highlighted the...
Sign the Petition for Kisan Swaraj and to Avert Food Crisis

Sign the Petition for Kisan Swaraj and to Avert Food Crisis

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The Kisan Swaraj Yatra, that was initiated on 2nd October, 2010 is a journey undertaken by some to raise consciousness about the farmers who grow our food, the crisis they are facing and the impact on everyone's health through our poisoned food and water systems. The bus Yatra, which started at Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat is traveling through 20 states to reach Delhi on Dec 11th after having involved lakhs of farmers, farm workers, social activists, students and urban consumers. One of the agenda of the Yatra is to force the government to take a new approach to agriculture that ensures dignified livelihoods for the farmers and promotes sustainable agriculture. The Yatris invite all of you to sign such a petition to UPA Chairperson Smt. Sonia Gandhi. All of you are requested to read...
Environment Versus Economics of Development: Clash of the Political Titans

Environment Versus Economics of Development: Clash of the Political Titans

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At the Delhi Airport's integrated T-3 Terminal Inauguration in July, 2010: Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, along with Chairperson, UPA and National Advisory Council, Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Praful Patel and the CM of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dikshit In September 1985, under the leadership of India's youngest prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, India first got its own Ministry of Environment and Forests. This year the ministry has proudly completed 25 years in the service of protecting and preserving the environment of the country. The interest and vision was shared by his mother, the first lady prime minister of the country. Mrs. Indira Gandhi had brought out the country’s first Wildlife Protection Act in 1972. And she had launched the first Tiger Project in 1973.
“I Have Never Been To a More Green City” Says Prof. Wangari Maathai

“I Have Never Been To a More Green City” Says Prof. Wangari Maathai

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Photo Courtesy: HT The Eighth Rajiv Gandhi Foundation Meet (held on 21st March 2007 at the Jawahar Bhawan) invited Nobel Peace Prize winner, Prof. Wangari Muta Maathai. At a time when the world is facing a global warming crisis, Prof. Maathai’s lecture on ‘Environment, Democracy & Peace: A critical link’ could not be better timed. Through her Green Belt Movement, Prof. Maathai has planted billions of trees and cared for million others. Prior to her lecture, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi welcomed the guests and reminded us of Mahatma Gandhi’s famous quote which has literally become the punch line of present day environmentalism, “The World has enough for everybody’s need but not enough for everybody’s greed.” “I have never been to a more green city”, was Prof. Maathai’s complement to New

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