Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 02, 2012

Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 02 (starting January 9) 2012.

1. Okhla waste plant to come under green scan

For the next three months, the Delhi environment department and Delhi Pollution Control Board (DPCC) will intensively monitor operation of the Okhla waste-to-energy plant.

2. Delhi High Court issues orders to turn volume of loudspeakers at prayer hubs down

Here’s some music for the ears of those looking for a respite from the “noisy” loudspeakers at temples, mosques and other religious institutions in Delhi.

3. Bhalaswa groundwater unfit for human use, says NGO

They were moved to Bhalaswa from their slum clusters on the ground that their lives in the resettlement colony will be healthier, better and safer. Eleven years on, the residents of this far-flung resettlement colony are not only battling poor living conditions but also facing severe risks to their health on account of contaminated ground water.

4. Capital’s dhobi ghats will see massive change

You can now look forward to quicker delivery of your laundry with the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) kickstarting modernisation of its dhobi ghats across the city.   Through the use of electrical washers and driers, clothes will be cleaned within a matter of two hours, making deliveries quicker, said Jagdish Mamgain, chairman of MCD works committee.

5. Use humane methods to cull birds, pleads animal rights group

With thousands of birds to be culled in the northeastern part of the country due to fears of bird flu, an animal rights group has urged the government to use humane methods for the culling.

6. MCD schools to get water supply soon

Students studying in schools run by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi will no longer have to worry about carrying water bottles to schools. The Delhi Jal Board has agreed to the civic agency’s bid to set up water connections in its schools.

7. Central Vigilance Commission for CBI probe into forest scam in Haryana

The Central Vigilance Commission has favoured a CBI probe into a multi-crore forest scam in Haryana involving some powerful politicians and bureaucrats.


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.

One thought on “Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 02, 2012

  1. I’m glad to hear that the animal rights group is standing up for the birds. Hopefully some humane way of culling can be found. Thanks for this post!

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