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NMML Public Lecture on ‘Rescuing Nature from Growth and Equity’

NMML Public Lecture on ‘Rescuing Nature from Growth and Equity’

The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library invites all interested to a Public Lecture in the ‘Science, Society and Nature’ series on ‘Rescuing Nature from Growth and Equity’.

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Yamuna Rises from the Ashes to Reclaim Its Floodplain

Yamuna Rises from the Ashes to Reclaim Its Floodplain

The legal and illegal encroachment of the floodplain of River Yamuna should have been checked timely by the Delhi state administration. It is now being checked by River Yamuna itself.

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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

All interested are invited to the release of a first of its kind initiative - the "First Tree Census Report of Delhi by Citizens: Sarvodaya Enclave".

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Water and Forests: Basic Necessity for Maintaining Life and Biodiversity

Water and Forests: Basic Necessity for Maintaining Life and Biodiversity

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, while 22nd March was celebrated as World Water Day, both of them in coordination with the FAO. While our forests are a resource which most of us cannot directly manage,...

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Delhi: Incredible India’s Urban Tourism Destination!

Delhi: the capital of choice of many an Emperors…and a destination of choice of rich at heart! Welcome to Delhi – one of the most fascinating and majestic cities of all times! Author’s description: India has emerged as a global economic powerhouse in recent times, but many travellers the world over still remain fascinated...

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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

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.

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Yamuna and the Delhi Ridge: Delhi Greens Urban Ecotour Re-Connected Citizens to the City’s Lifelines

Yamuna and the Delhi Ridge: Delhi Greens Urban Ecotour Re-Connected Citizens to the City’s Lifelines

Earth Day 2011 was commemorated by Delhi Greens by re-connecting the citizens of Delhi with the two lifelines that support them. Delhi Greens contributed to the Billion Acts of Green campaign by organizing an Earth Day Urban Ecotour!

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World Forestry Day Plantation with Chief Minister Sheila Dixit

World Forestry Day Plantation with Chief Minister Sheila Dixit

Delhi planted saplings led by the Chief Minster Sheila Dixit, Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta and Environment Secretary Dharmendra at the Salimgarh Fort this World Forestry Day!

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Need for Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Development

Need for Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Development

The likely scenario due to the ongoing environmental crisis is an increase in frequency of the once in a while disaster events. We therefore need to take adaptive actions that are built into infrastructure development.

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SBI Initiates Youth for India Fellowship Programme

SBI Initiates Youth for India Fellowship Programme

For those of you who were inspired by Shahrukh Khan’s frustration in Swades and are concerned about India’s overall development, the time has come! The State Bank of India (SBI) has initiated a Youth for India fellowship programme funded and managed by the SBI in partnership with other NGOs. The fellowship provides a framework...

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Delhi: 100 Years of Being the National Capital, Time Now to Save its Lifelines

Delhi: 100 Years of Being the National Capital, Time Now to Save its Lifelines

Delhi today manifests the symptoms of uncontrolled urbanization as it grows outward to host over 16 million people today. This is depletion the quality of its two lifelines: River Yamuna and Delhi Ridge.

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

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

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...

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