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.

NDMC sets up 5 e-waste collection centres

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.

Garbage dumped at Yamuna Iron bridge

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.

Delhi govt forms panel to audit sewage treatment, pumping stations

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.

Report says Delhi most uneducated on e-waste management

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.

SPG moves NGT for permission to get registered diesel vehicles

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.

Groundwater use by Delhi Metro: NGT fines Jal Board

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.

To clean up Yamuna, Delhi Jal Board to ‘review’ drains and pipelines

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.

Dutch to help clean Delhi’s drain

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.

Submit list of resident welfare associations:NGT to Delhi govt

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.

NGT directs Delhi, UP govt to act against unauthorized industries

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.

Civic chief vows to take action against waste burning

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.

3.3 million sq. kms of pristine wilderness lost in two decades

Over 3.3 million square kilometers of wilderness has been lost since 1990 reports a new study published in the journal Current Biology.

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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