Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 01, 2012
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 01 (starting January 2) 2012.
1. Projects fail to control pollution in Yamuna: CAG
Environment experts had been saying it all through, activists had been pointing it out for a long time and Delhiites knew it better as they see the polluted Yamuna day in and day out. The Performance Audit of Water Pollution in India by the Comptroller and Auditor General (Report 21 of 2011-12) has confirmed it.
2. Residents fume over trial run of incinerator
Despite sustained public protests and lawsuits against the Timarpur-Okhla waste-to-energy incinerator in Sukhdev Vihar, the beginning of trial runs this January 2 has invited the ire of the residents of this densely populated area.
3. DDA targets Dwarka for development projects
With land for development limited in Delhi, Dwarka seems to have become the focus area of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
4. Peripheral villages to witness urbanisation
Delhi’s growth and expansion would now take place in the border areas where the Capital’s peripheral villages would be urbanised, according to the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
5. India’s forest cover falling: Study
India’s forest cover has declined by 367 sq km between 2007 and 2009. While the figure may not seem alarming, it runs counter to the impression that afforestation and conservation programmes are yielding results.
6. Coal India’s three projects recommended for green clearance
An environment ministry’s panel has recommended Coal India’s three projects, including one for capacity augmentation, for green clearance.