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President of India Confers CII-ITC Corporate Sustainability Awards 2012

President of India Confers CII-ITC Corporate Sustainability Awards 2012

Corporate Greening
The CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development rewards Indian corporate houses that have developed sustainability strategies through tangible green initiatives and are creating real impact. The awards recognise the foresight of such companies which are driving an agenda that goes beyond incremental change, and also serves the purpose of motivating others. The awards are conferred to Indian business that demonstrate excellent performance in the area of Sustainable Development. The corporate greening Award ceremony for INDIA’S MOST SUSTAINABLE companies during the year 2012 took place in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on January 14, 2013. The ceremony was held in the presence of dignitaries and representative from the Government of India as well as leaders from the corporate worl
Water and Forests: Basic Necessity for Maintaining Life and Biodiversity

Water and Forests: Basic Necessity for Maintaining Life and Biodiversity

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The past week witnessed the celebrations of two important and inter-connected days of environmental importance. 21st March marked the observance of World Forestry Day, supported by all members of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. World Forestry Day has been celebrated since 1972 as a day to highlight the importance of forests and calling for urgent attention towards the protection and preservation of 'our forest heritage'. The very next day, 22nd March 2012 was celebrated as World Water Day (WWD), also in coordination with the FAO. World Water Day 2012 was themed on 'Water and Food Security' and highlighted the importance of securing water resources for feeding the rapidly increasing global population. WWD 2012 was also more significant this year as it ...
Welcome 2012: International Year of the Cooperatives and Sustainable Energy for All

Welcome 2012: International Year of the Cooperatives and Sustainable Energy for All

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Delhi Greens welcomes all its members, subscribers and readers to a happy and warm New Year! 2012 should necessarily be an year of hope and survival amidst the popular '2012 apocalyptic' belief based upon an interpretation of the Mesoamerican (Mayan) Long Count calendar. 2012 is challenging because the now 100 year 'young' "Delhi capital" enters the next phase of its existence as the political nerve center of the world's largest democracy.  The year 2012 also marks the closing of the first commitment period of the climate change related Kyoto Protocol, which will now enter a second commitment period post 2012. The year 2012 has been declared as the International year of Cooperatives by the United Nations. Cooperatives are business enterprises owned and controlled by the very members
Gross National Happiness, an Essential Ingredient for Sustainable Development: Vice President

Gross National Happiness, an Essential Ingredient for Sustainable Development: Vice President

Green Alert
Vice President of India Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari presenting a memento to the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Mr. Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley at the 4th Prof. Hiren Mukerjee Memorial Annual Parliamentary Lecture in New Delhi. Also seen are Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and LS Speaker, Smt. Meira Kumar. Amidst discussions, debates and the unavoidable walkouts, the Parliament House today had a rendezvous with the idea of "happiness" as a measure of the country's success, growth and prosperity. And to get across the idea, the Prime Minister of the very country that has spearheaded the concept, was himself present with much enthusiasm. Prime Minister of Bhutan, Mr. Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley was the invited guest at the 4th Prof. Hiren Mukerjee Memorial Annual Parliamentary Lecture in New D
India Taking The Lead in Green Tech

India Taking The Lead in Green Tech

Green Alert
India has been a prime mover of the green technology movement in recent years. With some of the most environmentally friendly companies in the world situated here, from wind turbine manufacturers to electronics companies phasing out waste and unsustainable business practices, India has shown a firm commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. In recent years, the country has subsidized green technology for its many religious temples, schools, hotels and many other industries. Solar energy has arisen as a major point of discussion, with government officials planning to draw 20 GW of solar energy by 2020. In addition to its investment in wind turbine energy, India seems intent on making bold strides toward renewable energy and a green economy. In 2010 India launched the $110 billion D...
Republic Day 2011 Showcases Harmony, Self Governance and Sustainable Development

Republic Day 2011 Showcases Harmony, Self Governance and Sustainable Development

Green Alert
The 62nd Republic Day, celebrated today on 26th January 2011 was a symbol of harmony, self-governance, biodiversity and sustainable development that are inherent to the Indian culture. The Republic Day 2011 parade was well received by the President of India. The Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was the invited Chief Guest. While the Indian defense forces impressed the spectators by demonstrating their might and discipline, the cultural aspect of the parade was equally enthralling.  The tableau of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj brought forward the principles of local self governance by displaying the symbolic village tree which hosts panchayats across India. The tableau from the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) highlighted the theme of man's harmony with na
Delhi Lay Buried Under the Ruins of Urban ‘Chaotic’ Planning

Delhi Lay Buried Under the Ruins of Urban ‘Chaotic’ Planning

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Hanging in air but safer than most others: a child in a village a few hundred kilometers from Delhi On the night of November 15, 2010, when most people slept, the 'world class city' of Delhi woke up to a disturbing slumber of city planning that 'buried'  the safety of its citizens. The thought of helplessness in bringing back to life those who lost their lives when an illegally constructed building in East Delhi collapsed, should call for nothing less than a change in the way we plan and build our city. It has been known for long now that Lalita Park in the Laxmi Nagar area, where the building stood, is a hub of illegal constructions. The area is located near the Yamuna riverbed and had greater chances of being weakened by the floods. The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is found guilty of allo
NE Greens Launched to Bring Forth Green Voices from Northeast India

NE Greens Launched to Bring Forth Green Voices from Northeast India

Green Alert
The Delhi Greens Blog has remained the flagship project of the Delhi Greens organisation and continues to play a key role in disseminating green news and information and spreading environmental awareness among the masses. Filed under the Green Media Network initiative of the organisation, this Blog has been a 'green changemaker ' as well as a learning experience for all of us. And now, in keeping with our mandate to raise environmental awareness and promote sustainable development across India, Delhi Greens is proud and excited to launch NE Greens, as the second project under the Green Media Network. We are proud also because NE Greens is Northeast India's very first portal on Ecology & Environment! NE (Northeast) Greens Blog  is launched as a platform to promote sustainable dev
What Did You Learn From Your Father Dear India?

What Did You Learn From Your Father Dear India?

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File photo: Rajendera Singh being interviewed by Swiss media over the Satyagrah against the construction of the CWG Village on the Yamuna floodplain in Delhi. Bapu was witness to the Satyagrah (that did not work) for protecting the Yamuna throughout and also to the inundation of his Samadhi (consequently) with the Yamuna water this season On behalf of the Delhi Greens organisation, the DG Blog wishes all our readers heartiest greetings on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. As far as I can remember, every Gandhi Jayanti since my childhood days was celebrated by cleaning the colony and nearby areas. Me and my friends used to come together and join the elders in the clean up drive. After the tiring ordeal, we would all have refreshments together in the colony playground. None of us, me and my...
LG’s Order to Check Rampant Ground Water Extraction

LG’s Order to Check Rampant Ground Water Extraction

Green Alert
In order to check the continued abstraction of ground water leading to severe depletion of ground water resource in the National Capital, the Lt. Governor of Delhi has issued an order, through the Dept. of Environment, GNCT, that no person, group, authority, association or institution shall draw ground water through bore-well or tube-well (both new as well as existing and drawing ground water without permission of the Central Ground Water Authority) for domestic, commercial, agricultural and/or industrial uses. Only after a prior permission from the "Competent Authority", which could be the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) or the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is obtained, can the ground water be drawn for use. The order, under Section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act of 1986, also pr...