Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 17 (between April 25 to May 1) 2016. 1. Thousands Of Diesel-Run Taxis To Go Off Road In Delhi From Today Commuters may face inconvenience as nearly 27,000 diesel-run taxis will not be allowed to run on the capital's roads from today after the Supreme Court on Saturday refused to extend the April 30 deadline fixed for their conversion into CNG mode. 2. Delhi's air pollution rises 23% during second odd-even phase Air pollution levels in Delhi rose 23 per cent during the second phase of the odd-even registration rule, from April 15 to April 29, over the previous 14 days (April 1 to April 14), based on an analysis of PM 2.5 data, generated by IndiaSpend's Breathe air-quality monitoring devices. 3. Delhi odd-e
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 16 (between April 18 to April 24) 2016. 1. Envoys from 34 countries plant trees at Delhi park to mark Earth Day Ambassadors, high commissioners, and diplomats from 34 countries gathered at a park here on Friday and planted tree saplings to mark the 'International Mother Earth Day' and to laud the commitment of 171 countries - all set to sign the landmark Paris Climate Agreement at the UN - to create an 'Environment Democracy'. 2. Odd even pollution: Rajouri, Lajpat Nagar log high level of pollutants on April 22 West Delhi's Rajouri Garden and south Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar have logged a high level of pollutants on April 22, the ninth day of the odd-even car-rationing scheme which experts maintain will have a “ma
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 13 (between March 28 and April 03) 2016. 1. NGT notice to Centre on air pollution at petrol pumps The menace of toxic emissions at petrol pumps in the national capital has come under the lens of the National Green Tribunal which has asked the Centre to respond to a plea alleging lack of air quality norms at fuel stations. 2. Smouldering Mountains Of Garbage Poison Delhi's Air, Water Despite a ban on the burning leaves and waste, three huge mountains of garbage have been smouldering for days near the outskirts of Delhi, expelling more toxic fumes in the world's most polluted city. 3. Delhi roads to be vacuum cleaned from today Starting Friday, vacuum cleaning will start on the Capital’s roads along with
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 12 (between March 21 and 27) 2016. 1. Govt. to plant 15 lakh new trees, but old target remains The Delhi government is planning to set itself the ambitious goal of planting 15 lakh new trees in financial year 2016-17, even though it is yet to achieve last year’s target of planting 13 lakh trees. 2. Odd-even: Pollution monitoring devices to be installed During the second phase of its odd-even scheme from April 15 to 30, the Delhi Government will be expanding its air quality monitoring from the national Capital to neighbouring regions where devices would be installed to measure air pollution. 3. Cobra rescued Wildlife SOS rescued a four-foot Indian cobra spotted in a park near a residential area in south
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 11 (between March 14 and 20) 2016. 1. Single Factor Cannot Reduce Pollution: Centre On Delhi's Odd-Even Scheme With the odd-even scheme set to return from April 15, the Central government today played down its impact on air pollution, saying a single factor or action cannot substantially reduce pollution levels in the national capital. 2. Graft in waste contracts? BJP divided in North Corpn The House seems to be divided against itself in the BJP-ruled North Delhi Municipal Corporation. 3. Delhi: DDA to create biodiversity park at Tughlakabad The Delhi Development Authority has prepared an action plan to develop a biodiversity park at Tughlakabad. 4. Delhi government plans steps to ensure proper disp...
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 10 (between March 7 and 13) 2016. 1. Pollution check: India's first electric bus flagged off in Delhi Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday flagged off a pollution free electric bus here. 2. No fireworks, no food waste, and NO loud music! Delhi government will send officials to SPY on wedding celebrations 'to cut pollution' Somebody could be watching your loud, messy wedding. Don’t be surprised if you see suspicious men around wedding pandals. 3. NGT clears World culture festival, but with a Rs 5 crore slap on the wrist THE National Green Tribunal on Wednesday cleared the three-day World Culture Festival to be organised by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living on the floodplains of the Yamuna
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 9 (between Feb 29 and March 6) 2016. 1. NGT pulls up DDA on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living event 'World Culture Festival' The National Green Tribunal on Thursday pulled up the Delhi Development Authority for granting permission to hold spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's 'World Culture Festival' on the banks of Yamuna. 2. South Corporation to recycle books to save trees and money In an attempt to conserve trees as well as save money, South Delhi Municipal Corporation has decided to reuse free textbooks given to primary school students. 3. Environmentalists worried as Art of Living event forces birds’ flight Preparations for the three-day Art of Living event on the banks of Yamuna have reportedl
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 8 (between Feb 22 and 28) 2016. 1. Fluctuating weather and pollution making Delhi sicker Delhi’s fluctuating weather is sending many to the hospital, with doctors warning that viral fevers, seasonal flu, respiratory infections, and cold and cough are on the rise. The worst-hit are the children and the elderly. 2. Pollution watch to get more real with 3 new air quality monitoring stations Delhi will soon get a boost in its fight against pollution with three new air quality monitoring stations, besides several mobile reading units. 3. Suresh Prabhu announces revival of Delhi's Ring Rail to curb pollution Delhi's Ring Railway system, or what is called as the Delhi Suburban Railway, is not for the majority
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 6 (between Feb 8 and 14) 2016. To check pollution, govt considers third-party audit of industrial areas The Delhi government, which is in the process of seeking feedback on reintroducing the odd-even scheme, is also considering commissioning a third-party audit of its industrial areas to check pollution. Dehi: NGT raps Jal Board for spending money on Yamuna without permission National Green Tribunal on Tuesday rapped Delhi Jal Board for spending money on Yamuna without its permission, observing that despite spending heavily, the pollution level in the river has become worse. Yamuna pollution: NGT issues notices to Delhi govt, Art of Living Foundation The National Green Tribunal on Thursday issued notic
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 5 (between Feb 01 and 07) 2016. 2015 pollution lowest in last 5 years: Delhi Pollution Control Board Pollution levels in Delhi last year were the lowest in five years, though they were still way above the permissible limit, the Delhi high court said Thursday after going through a report of the state pollution board. Delhi Pollution Crisis: Extension Sought To Ascertain Role of Greenhouse Gases Authors of the IIT, Kanpur, study on Delhi's air quality have sought time till March to ascertain the role played by greenhouse gases in air pollution crisis in the national capital. NGT asks Centre, Delhi govt to provide alternative modes of cremation The National Green Tribunal has directed the union ministry o...