Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 25 (between June 20 to June 26) 2016.
National Green Tribunal today rapped the South Delhi Municipal Corporation for felling trees while constructing storm water drains and directed the Forest Department of Delhi Government to probe the issue within a week.
Rain over the past few days didn’t just bring down the mercury, but gave Delhiites a literal breather, with levels of air pollution dipping on Tuesday.
The transport department geared up for an inquiry into allegations of uncertified CNG kits being fit in cars, even as environmentalists backed the Delhi government’s ban on registrations, while installation centres and distributors expressed worry over losses.
The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed the Delhi government to revive water bodies in Dwarka sub-city here before the onset of monsoon after a plea alleged that they were in a dilapidated condition.
The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to register two new diesel vehicles, conforming to BS-IV norms, for maintenance of sewer system.
While engineers say improper road design, quick-fix solutions and “perpetual construction activities” are to blame for water logging issues, environmentalists have a different take.
The stringent law to prevent unnecessary felling of trees in the national Capital has become an obstacle to Delhi Power Department’s commitment to provide uninterrupted electricity supply to the city.
A new study has revealed that the Yamuna River in Delhi has almost ‘died’ – and there are no signs of healing as even after treatment, the water remains toxic and unfit for any purpose.
The National Highways Authority of India plans to utilise the solid waste from Ghazipur in construction of Delhi-Meerut Expressway to curb pollution.
The environment ministry has released the draft of India’s new National Forest Policy, proposing the levy of a green tax for facilitating ecologically responsible behaviour, supplementing financial resources essential to address forestry woes.
Ten days after issuing an office memorandum inviting comments on the Draft National Forest Policy, 2016, the Union environment ministry has backtracked on its decision, saying what it had “inadvertently” uploaded on its website as the draft policy was just a “study”.
Over the past six years, Ahmedabad has been turning into a veritable gas chamber with particulate matter, noxious gases, and other impurities breaching permissible limits.