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Weekly Green News Update for Week 32 (Aug 3 to 9), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 32 (Aug 3 to 9), 2015

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Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 32 (between Aug 3 to 9) 2015. 1. Delhi among 100 dirtiest municipalities It may be the nation's capital but Delhi is so filthy that it ranks among the bottom 100 in a list of 476 municipal areas of India assessed for cleanliness. 2. Research raises concerns about CNG exhaust gases Compressed natural gas was pitched as a silver bullet for Delhi's air pollution problem, but new research suggests exhaust emissions of CNG vehicles may also be harmful. 3. Your second car to cost more? The Delhi government has submitted to National Green Tribunal on Friday that there is a proposal to increase registration fee of the second or third vehicle purchased by an individual. 4. DJB to use solar energy to po
Weekly Green News Update for Week 28 (July 6 to 12), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 28 (July 6 to 12), 2015

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 28 (between July 6 to 12) 2015. 1. NGT imposes fine on Delhi's Akshardham temple The National Green Tribunal today slapped a fine on the Akshardham temple management for carrying out expansion without prior environmental clearance and asked a committee on revitalization of Yamuna to examine whether the expanded portion fell on the river's floodplains. 2. Industries in residential areas derail Delhi's war on pollution Polluting units in industrial clusters have been a menace in a city ever struggling to clean up its toxic air and dirty water. 3. West Delhi plant to turn sewage into drinking water The city has taken its first step towards decentralized waste water treatment in the form of a ...
Weekly Green News Update for Week 27 (June 29 to July 5), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 27 (June 29 to July 5), 2015

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Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar addressing a press conference on measures for pollution control monitoring, in New Delhi on June 30, 2015. Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 27 (between June 29 to July 5) 2015. 1. Funds unused as air pollution peaks in Delhi The Delhi government, in the last seven years, collected Rs 385 crore to fund its war on air pollution, but around 87% of this money has remained unspent, a planning department report has said. 2. Stormwater drains missing in Delhi A committee formed by the NGT surveyed the city using Delhi's drainage map of 1976 and found 44 of the 201 natural drains missing. 3. 95% of check booths can’t measure vehicle pollution in Delhi As Delhi chokes on its foul air, the
Weekly Green News Update for Week 26 (June 22 to 28), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 26 (June 22 to 28), 2015

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Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Sushri Uma Bharti launching the Bhuvan Ganga Mobile App, for use of Geospatial Technology in Clean Ganga Mission, in New Delhi on June 23, 2015. Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 26 (between June 22 to June 28) 2015. 1. Delhi air has high doses of most toxic pollutant Delhi's air pollution levels are among the worst in the world but new research is pointing at something even more worrying. 2. Delhi budget: Diesel goods vehicles will pay for air pollution Diesel heavy vehicles plying in Delhi at night will have to pay for polluting the city's air. 3. After NGT order, sewer work in unauthorised colonies stop Over 1,400 unauthorised colonies that are n...
Weekly Green News Update for Week 25 (June 15 to 21), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 25 (June 15 to 21), 2015

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Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Shri Y.S. Chowdary at the inauguration of the 4th National Conference on Climate Change, in New Delhi on June 18, 2015. Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 25 (between June 15 to June 21) 2015. 1. Delhi focus won’t work, pollution pervasive Experts in the field of air pollution got together on Saturday to prepare a list of suggestions for mitigating pollution in the city and will submit it to the Delhi government. 2. Delhi Jal Board Constructing Rs. 127 Crore Pumping Station to Improve Sewage System To improve the sewer system of a number of colonies in East Delhi, a sewage pumping station at a cost of Rs. 127 crore is being built by Delhi Jal Board. 3. Rat sna
Weekly Green News Update for Week 24 (June 8 to 14), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 24 (June 8 to 14), 2015

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Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar, among others, lighting the lamp at a training session on Yoga ahead of the Celebration of International Yoga Day being held on 21st June. Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 24 (between June 8 to June 14) 2015. 1. New guidelines in Delhi to curb construction pollution The Delhi government has come up with a bunch of guidelines to curb pollution from construction sites, which includes keeping the ground at construction sites wet and covering vehicles that carry construction material. 2. Delhi 'Metro Model' to Inspire New Solid Waste Management Rules, Says Javadekar Aiming to reduce pollution at construction sites, the government has adopted the "Metro model" in drafting its new solid ...
Weekly Green News Update for Week 23 (June 1 to 7), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 23 (June 1 to 7), 2015

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Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar presenting the Young Environmentalist of the Year Award 2015 to Kum. Satabdi Debadulari, on the occasion of the World Environment Day, in New Delhi on June 05, 2015. Secretary, Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Shri Ashok Lavasa is also seen. Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 23 (between June 1 to June 7) 2015. 1. Filthy Yamuna does its bit to cool down Delhi Believe it or not, the sewage-filled Yamuna is playing a major role in keeping Delhi's temperatures under control. 2. Treating untreated waste that flows into Yamuna Only half of Delhi is connected to sewer lines, which means that the other half’s waste flows, untreated, into the Yamuna. 3. Beware! Toxic ozone gas at
Weekly Green News Update for Week 22 (May 25 to 31), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 22 (May 25 to 31), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 22 (between May 25 to May 31) 2015. 1. NGT orders land grant to DJB for sewage plants The National Green Tribunal on Monday told the Delhi government’s Revenue department to transfer land to the Delhi Jal Board for setting up of sewage treatment plants in different areas. 2. Dangerous levels of toxins in Delhi's air as heat and dust intensify Of late, experts have raised concerns about poor air quality in the national capital. And now, prevailing high temperatures in Delhi have caused a steep rise in ozone levels. 3. NGT Extends Stay on Diesel Vehicles Ban in Delhi Till July 13 The National Green Tribunal on Monday extended till July 13 the stay on its order banning plying of over 10-year-
Weekly Green News Update for Week 21 (May 18 to 24), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 21 (May 18 to 24), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 21 (between May 18 to May 24) 2015. 1. NGT notice to CPWD over leaf burning in MP's bungalow BJP MP Jagdambika Pal's official gardener Monday faced the heat of the National Green Tribunal which directed him to appear before it for allegedly burning leaves at the parliamentarian's official bungalow here. 2. Sea of trash pollutes water, air in Delhi People living close to some of Delhi's landfills are routinely exposed to extremely polluted air and those drinking groundwater from the area are actually drinking water that's far from being fit for consumption. 3. Sisodia gets feel of Okhla plant's smoke and ash Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia inspected the Okhla and Ghazipur waste-to-ener
Weekly Green News Update for Week 20 (May 11 to 17), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 20 (May 11 to 17), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 20 (between May 11 to May 17) 2015. 1. Two new projects for reducing Yamuna pollution: Government Two projects have been sanctioned in Sonepat and Panipat towns at a cost of Rs 217.87 crore for abating pollution of river Yamuna, Rajya Sabha was informed today. 2. Efforts for Pollution abatement of River Yamuna Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation is supplementing the efforts of the States for pollution abatement of river Yamuna, a tributary of River Ganga, by providing financial assistance to Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in a phased manner since 1993 under the Yamuna Action Plan. 3. Lajpat Nagar residents move NGT against DUSIB parking Residents of Lajp...