Weekly Green News Update for Week 36 (Aug 31 to Sept 6), 2015


Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 36 (between Aug 31 to Sept 6) 2015.

1. No takers for green incentives in Delhi

Upcoming green buildings in Delhi might soon be assigned a unique identification number to help get incentives like extra Floor Area Ratio (FAR) and proposed tax rebates.

2. Sarvodaya Enclave residents team up to conserve soil

With no Central or state law in place to conserve soil, environment activist Padmawati Dwivedi took upon herself to keep an eye on any new concretisation of ramps by people in Sarvodya Enclave, where she lives, and asked them to instead use grass pavers which help in protecting soil and recharge groundwater.

3. In wake of rising air pollution in Delhi-NCR, NGT orders roadside mixing plants to be closed

In wake of rising air pollution in Delhi-NCR, the National Green Tribunal on Monday ordered all roadside mixing plants to be closed immediately.

4. Weak monsoon pushes Delhi’s air quality into downward plummet

No rains mean more pollution and pollution is exactly what the people of Delhi are facing.

5. Villagers from Aravali say no to sarkar’s waste treatment plant

People from around two dozen villages in Faridabad have come together to save the Aravalis and its animals.

6. Threat to green belt in South Delhi: NGT notice to Delhi government

South Delhi residents today moved the National Green Tribunal against the increasing commercial activities and encroachment in the “green belt” located along the Mehrauli Badarpur Highway in Saket.

7. Submit report on stricter norms for checking emissions: NGT 

Observing that the air quality in the capital has gone from “bad to worse”, the National Green Tribunal today directed the Environment Ministry and pollution monitoring bodies to submit a report on stricter norms for checking of emissions from heavy vehicles entering the city.

8. Yamuna rejuvenation to be carried out under special plan: Uma Bharti

Union Minister Uma Bharti today said the rejuvenation of Yamuna would also be carried out under a special work plan like the Ganga river.

9. Dust pollution envelops twin cities again

If air pollution levels have taken a turn for the worse in Delhi, it’s not likely to be much different in Noida and Greater Noida.

Shilpi Chakravarty

Shilpi Chakravarty is an environmental professional with a master's degree in environmental studies from the University of Delhi. She works to use her professional skills for making the planet a better place to live on.

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