- Monday, March 25, 2013, 12:17
- Green News
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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for Week 12 (starting March 18, 2013) 2013. Full story
- Friday, March 22, 2013, 14:39
- Green Lens
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An installation modeling water scarcity on World Water Day at Dilli Haat. Full story
- Thursday, March 21, 2013, 11:13
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DoE, GNCT will be celebrating World Water Day by organising a half day workshop on Revival and Greening of Water Bodies in the NCT of Delhi. Full story
- Saturday, March 24, 2012, 12:22
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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, 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, conservation of water is definitely something we can all contribute to ... Full story
- Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 10:38
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If we are what we eat, and some of what we eat comes from farming on the Yamuna River floodplains, then we are pretty much what the status of river Yamuna in Delhi is! The vegetables and produce grown on the banks of the Yamuna river in Delhi is largely irrigated by the river water which accumulate toxic chemicals. Full story
- Monday, March 22, 2010, 2:03
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Sacrificing the enchanting Renuka Lake for giving more water to Delhi
Delhi is the seat of power of the world’s largest democracy. It is also one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. A city of cities, this strategically located conurbation--with the last of the visible Aravalli Ridge on one side and river Yamuna on the other--has been the capital of many an Empires that ruled India and the Indian sub-continent from time to time.
Delhi has also been tackling the impacts of climate change and like all major urban centers in the developing countries, the city is gearing up to meet the sustainability crisis. Delhi is witnessing a large-scale influx of rural population which is the result of both an ever increasing population trend and livelihood failure in rural India owing to floods, droughts and similar weather events which are fundamentally the consequence of a changing climate.
This is putting a great pressure on the natural resources available to the city. The same have been depleting both quantitatively as well as qualitatively at a great pace. One particular resource, water--essential to sustain and maintain life--is most severely impacted owing to this ever increasing population as well as the now unpredicted flow in the Yamuna and other rivers upstream of it. At the same time, policies that are formulated without keeping the sustainability aspect in mind have also been contributing to Delhi’s water crisis. But the most striking feature of this crisis is that there is no crisis at all. Rather, the only crisis that exists is in planning and management.
- Sunday, March 21, 2010, 1:45
- Events, Green News
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With a focus on activities concerning holistic good governance in India, Leela Foundation will carry out a Yamuna cleaning drive with the cooperation of over 200 volunteers, including local residents, college students, senior citizens and others on the banks of Yamuna River near Mayur Vihar, Phase I, on ... Full story
- Sunday, March 21, 2010, 0:20
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Jalsamvaad invites all citizens and civil society members to come together and mark World Water Day on the 22nd of March.
A call for united action on water issues in Delhi- listening, learning, dialogue.
A call for equal access of quality water for all.
The question we need to ask ourselves on the day is ... Full story
- Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 8:22
- Events, Green News
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Early on a moderately hot March morning, a motley group of individuals assembled outside the Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station milling about a DTC bus with a banner that read ‘Urban Ecotours’. Full story