Weekly Green News Update for Week 35 (August 29 to September 4), 2016


Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 35 (between August 29 to September 4) 2016.

1. Art of Living seeks time to respond to report on Yamuna damage

The Art of Living Foundation has requested the National Green Tribunal an extension of date for submitting their response to the tribunal-appointed committee’s report, which said that the Yamuna floodplain was “completely destroyed” because of the three-day World Culture Festival in March.

2. Delhi: Five lakh saplings planted, says NDMC

The New Delhi Municipal Council not only met its target of planting 2 lakh trees but surpassed it by planting as many as 5 lakh saplings this monsoon, said officials.

3. SDMC to install mobile toilets at public places

To make the sanitation facilities accessible to maximum number of people in south Delhi and discourage them from defecating in open, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation plans to install mobile toilets, multi-purpose dustbins and green waste shredders at public places in large numbers.

4. HC takes note of misuse of Ghazipur rendering unit

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday took suo motu cognizance of a matter regarding misuse of the carcass utilisation and rendering plant in Ghazipur.

5. Monsoon brings black-headed ibis to Delhi-NCR for breeding

Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR this monsoon may have spelt chaos for residents, but it has brought rare joy to birdwatchers as a large flock of the black-headed ibis, a threatened species, has flown to Surajpur Wetland of Greater Noida for breeding.

6. Trucks full of waste at Delhi Cantt

Five to six civilian dump trucks have been parked for the last two weeks in Panchwati Colony Delhi Cantt near 13 BRD IAF office.

7. NGT directs Centre, Delhi govt to close industrial units in residential areas

Irked over the menace of unauthorised industrial units running in residential areas in New Delhi, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre and Delhi Government to close all of them in an East Delhi locality with immediate effect.

8. NGT summons Delhi Environment Secretary over dirty water issue

The National Green Tribunal has taken exception to non-submission of status report on quality of water supplied to households in the national capital by the Delhi government despite repeated directions.

9. NTPC to plant 1 crore trees this fiscal

State-run power giant NTPC today said it plans to plant one crore trees across the country this fiscal under its afforestation drive.

10. Civic agencies passing the buck over clogged drains,says HC

Disquieted by the failure of civic agencies to clear the drains, leading to waterlogging on city roads, the Delhi High Court on Thursday said the agencies were engaged only in passing the buck.

11. Use carbon free fuel to reduce Green House Gas emissions, says US envoy

India must opt for a fuel that is carbon free to reduce its Green House Gas emissions, said Jonathan Pershing, special envoy for Climate Change, US department of state.

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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