Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 37, 2011

Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 37 (starting September 12), 2011.

1. Over 11,500 Bhopal gas victims did not turn up for claims: Govt

Claims of more than 11,500 Bhopal Gas leak victims are pending with the Madhya Pradesh government due to their “non-appearance”.

2. India pitches for Seoul declaration implementation

India today pitched for implementation of the Seoul declaration on ensuring protection and safety of workers along with elimination of hazards at the workplace at the regional, national and international levels.

3. Workshop on water policy for Delhi

In a first step towards streamlining and managing Delhi’s water, Delhi Jal Board and Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) organized the first consultative workshop on formulating ‘Water Policy for Delhi’ on Wednesday.

4. People fume over petrol price hike

Whatever the official justification for yet another increase in petrol price by Rs.3.14 per litre, the end users of the fuel in the Capital are seething with anger and anguish.

5. Separate drainage for Metro could ease water logging 

The Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) and International Road Federation (IRF) are of the view that Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) should construct a separate drainage system under all elevated tracks and channelise rain water through them towards suitably located water harvesting pits.

6. India criticises developed world on carbon emission issue

Criticising the developed world, India today said the developed countries did not fulfill their promise on the issue of transferring technology to the developing nations to meet carbon emission goals.

7. Vedanta’s refinery expansion plan suffers another setback

Vedanta has suffered another setback in its fight-back to expand the Aluminium refinery in Orissa after the Union environment ministry had struck down its environment clearance for violations.

8. India to host international dialogue on green economy

India along with the United Nations will host a dialogue on green economy and inclusive growth next month in preparation for the Earth Summit in Brazil 2012.

9. Natarajan objects to conflict of interest in manufacturing policy draft

The national manufacturing policy, which was sent to a GoM on Friday, lays down if the environmental rules and laws cannot be changed and diluted, the powers should be handed over to CEOs of the national manufacturing and investment zones.

Aastha Kukreti

Aastha Kukreti holds a Master’s degree in Environment Management and her areas of expertise range from waste management, pollution ecology, green audits, ecofeminism, environmental equity and social justice.

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