Weekly Green News Update for Week 14 (Apr 04 to Apr 10), 2016


Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 14 (between April 04 to April 10) 2016.

1. Odd-Even Phase II: Vehicles ferrying children in school uniforms will be exempt

Vehicles ferrying children in school uniform will be exempted from the odd-even rule, said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Saturday.

2. Odd even II: Air quality will be checked at 7 entries to Delhi

The Delhi government will from Wednesday monitor air quality at the city’s seven main entry points, allowing it to measure the difference in pollution levels when the road-rationing plan returns on April 15.

3. Pollution panel to monitor air quality at 119 locations in Delhi-NCR

Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Friday said that to gauge the impact of the second phase of odd-even plan on the capital’s air quality, the state pollution panel will monitor the ambient air quality at 119 locations in and around the city.

4. Green tribunal seeks report on air quality in Delhi NCR

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday asked the Central Pollution Control Board to assess the ambient air quality level in the national capital region for the next one week through a joint team comprising the Delhi Pollution Control Committee and the environment ministry.

5. Art of Living event: NGT notice to Delhi government on review plea

The National Green Tribunal on Monday sought response from Delhi government and Delhi Development Authority on a plea seeking review of its order allowing the Art of Living group’s cultural extravaganza on the Yamuna floodplains in March.

6. Peacock rescued from Lutyens’ Delhi

An injured peacock was rescued from the Lutyens’ Delhi residence of Union Minister of Minority Affairs Najma Heptullah on Saturday.

8. Dyeing units sealed for discharging polluted waste in Delhi

Eight unauthorised dyeing units in Meethapur area of Delhi have been sealed for allegedly polluting nearby localities through discharge of contaminated water, the SDMC today said.

9. ‘Colonies, restaurants must manage their waste’

The Environment Ministry has notified rules making it incumbent on a wide variety of groups — hotels, residential colonies, large bulk producers of consumer goods, ports, railway stations, airports and pilgrimage spots — to ensure that the solid waste generated in their facilities are treated and recycled.

10. NGT to DJB: Give us expenditure plan for Yamuna

The National Green Tribunal Friday directed the Delhi Jal Board to furnish the expenditure plan under the current budget on the Yamuna pertaining to the water and sewage sector.

11. The Death of Delhi’s Water Bodies

Multiplicity of authorities is one of the main reasons that killed Delhi’s water bodies.

12. Death By Breath: A look at key studies on Delhi’s pollution and how warnings were ignored

The Indian Express launched an investigative series called ‘Death by Breath’ on Delhi’s air quality last year on March 31.

13. Despite ban, waste continues to be burnt openly in Gurgaon

In a gross violation of the National Green Tribunal orders banning burning of any type of waste in the open in the National Capital Region, waste is being openly dumped and burnt in the city, causing health and environmental hazards.

14. Mobile app developed for SGNP trails

In what’s good news for nature lovers, Sanjay Gandhi National Park is offering them an option to explore three of its popular nature trails using a smartphone-based application.

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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