Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 1, 2013


Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 1 (starting December 31, 2013) 2013.

1. Lack of parking space coming in way of more cluster buses

Despite concerns of pollution and women’s safety, the Delhi Transport Corporation, which runs 5,500 buses every day, has failed to scale up its fleet.

2. 100 more pedestrian signals to be installed

With pedestrian safety being the prime focus this year, the Delhi traffic police has decided to install around 100 pedestrian signals on roads in the city that witness most pedestrian deaths.

3. Central team takes stock of elephant deaths

Worried over the frequent incidents of elephant deaths in Odisha, the Centre on Saturday rushed two senior officials here to take stock of the situation.

4. One-time 25 per cent capacity expansion likely for coal projects

Existing coal mining projects may now be allowed to undertake one-time capacity expansion of up to 25 per cent, a move that would help Coal India, battling the problem of lower output.

5. How India Inc can make their CSR spends count

How that the new Companies Bill has mandated that organisations of a certain financial strength spend 2% of their net profit on corporate social responsibility , two things are likely to happen right away.

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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