Weekly Green News Update for Week 36 (September 5 to 11), 2016
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 36 (between September 5 to 11) 2016.
In a bid to prevent health risks resulting from exposure to electronic junk, the New Delhi Municipal Council has set up five e-waste collection centres in its areas.
The iron bridge across the Yamuna, which is over a 100 years old and is still used for road and rail traffic, has been converted into a garbage bin by some people.
With an aim to improve the water quality in the national capital, DelhiWater Minister Kapil Mishra today announced audit of all sewage treatment plants and sewage pumping stations in the city, besides evaluation of drains following into Yamuna.
Delhi is one of the most uneducated cities regarding e-waste, inspite of being the second highest producer of junk mobile, laptop and home appliances in India.
The Special Protection Group on Friday approached the National Green Tribunal seeking direction to the Delhi government’s transport department to allow registration of its diesel vehicles.
The National Green Tribunal has castigated Delhi Jal Board and slapped a fine on it for not filing its response on a plea alleging that Delhi Metro was extracting groundwater to wash its trains, despite promising to do so in a few days a fortnight ago.
In an effort to clean up Yamuna and improve the sewage infrastructure in the capital, the Delhi Jal Board Tuesday called for an immediate assessment of all drains which flow into the river and install systems at treatment plants to treat deteriorating water quality.
In the next five years, a waste water treatment plant to make the filthy water potable would be set up besides removing heavy metals from the water for reuse.
With a view to bringing residents welfare associations under the ambit of Rain Water Harvesting System, the National Green Tribunal has directed Delhi government to submit a detailed list of such associations in the national capital.
The National Green Tribunal has directed Delhi and Uttar Pradesh governments to take action against unauthorized industrial units running in residential areas on the outskirts of the national capital.
Municipal commissioner Abhishek Krishna on Friday pledged to take up the issue of road-side burning waste with the health officer and put a stop to the practice.
Over 3.3 million square kilometers of wilderness has been lost since 1990 reports a new study published in the journal Current Biology.