Weekly Green News Update for Week 28 (July 11 to 17), 2016


Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 28 (between July 11 to 17) 2016.

1. NGT asks for night flying restrictions in airports to reduce noise pollution

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Civil Aviation and aviation regulator DGCA to provide data on domestic and international flights at IGI Airport with details of their departure and arrivals.

2. HC asks civic agencies of steps taken for rainwater harvesting

The Delhi High Court has asked all civic agencies whether they have taken steps to encourage rainwater harvesting in the national capital and sought a detailed report from them on the current status of their initiatives.

3. Rain does it again, washes tall claims by municipal corporations

Heavy rains which began on Friday night again exposed the level of preparedness of government and municipal corporation to fight monsoon.

4. Delhi Jal Board to use treated waste water for washing trains, buses

The Delhi Jal Board is preparing a scheme in consultation with IIT-Delhi and the Central Pollution Control Board to use water released from sewage treatment plants to wash Metro trains and DTC buses, and in stadia.

5. Delhi dirtiest in new cleanliness study

Population criteria may have kept Alappuzha out of the Centre’s ranking on cleanliness, Swachh Survekshan-2016, but this Kerala city, along with Panaji and Mysuru, have emerged the cleanest in India in another survey by the Centre for Science & Environment.

6. Andrew Ganj ward leads the way in safe management of e-waste

Proper disposal of e-waste and the right approach towards it is crucial.

7. Submit status report on RWHS in housing societies: NGT to DJB

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi Jal Board to submit a detailed status report on the installation of rain water harvesting systems in residents welfare associations in the state.

8. Busy spots, markets in Delhi yet to get pollution alert boards

Delhi’s air quality in July is the best in a year but unless you seek out the information on websites, you wouldn’t really know it.

9. Fed-up Aya Nagar eyes green solution

After battling problems of waterlogging on arterial roads and depleting groundwater levels for the past few years, residents of Aya Nagar have come up with a solution that may address both problems.

10. Solar trees to light up Delhi’s streets from today

An indigenous solar tree that requires a very small patch of land but could light up to 20 street lamps is set to come alive in Delhi on Saturday.

11. Faulty CNG kits linked to rising NOx pollution: Environment authority pulls up Delhi govt over poor monitoring

The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority has noted faulty CNG kits and poor enforcement on the part of the Delhi government, overlooking the fitting of such kits in hundreds of cars, could have contributed to rising levels of the oxides of nitrogen pollutants.

12. Delhi: Odd-even will be back in winter, says minister

The Delhi government’s flagship pollution-control plan — the odd-even scheme — will be back for a third round in winter this year, Transport Minister Satyendar Jain said Tuesday.

13. Regulator to fix tariff for power from ‘waste plants’

After being pulled up by the National Green Tribunal for delaying the process, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission is soon going to come up with the rates at which discoms will have to purchase power generated by waste-to-energy plants.

14. Green tribunal asks Delhi govt to clear stand on banning old vehicles

The National Green Tribunal on Monday sought the Delhi government’s stand on deregistration of diesel vehicles older than 10 years and petrol vehicles older than 15 years plying in the national capital region.

15. NGT seeks details of persons flouting dust emission directions

The National Green Tribunal has asked Delhi Development Authority, NOIDA authority and other departments to furnish complete details of builders and others flouting instructions about dust emission.

16. NGT notices on waste burning

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday issued show-cause notices to the District Magistrate and two other senior officials for the alleged indiscriminate dumping and burning of municipal solid waste in Ghaziabad.

17. India ranks among the highest shark fishing nations in world, says WWF

WWF India said, the country, after Indonesia is among the highest of shark fishing nations of the world, as now fishing here has become more “targetted” than just “incidental”.

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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