Weekly Environmental News Update for Week 04, 2021
Weekly environmental news update from across different media networks for week 04 (January 25 to 31) 2021.
The concentrations of prominent pollutants such as PM10 and PM2.5 stood at 341 (poor category) and 180 (very poor category) respectively.
“The upgradation of all STPs in UP, Haryana and Delhi, which will substantially reduce the problem of foaming in the Yamuna, will take about three to five years,” the government said.
NGT has directed the CS of Delhi, in coordination with other authorities and the CS of HR and UP to personally monitor the handling of the grim situation caused by years of neglect in the rejuvenation of Yamuna river
The tribunal said water quality remains highly deteriorated as pollutants are still being discharged into the drains.
NDMC is planning to install hybrid organic waste converters at nine places. Each will have the capacity to consume one tonne of municipal segregated waste every day.
With the number of hospital beds and biomedical waste generation expected to increase considerably by 2031, DPCC has started the process of setting up two more common biomedical waste treatment plants in the city
Citing an IIT report, AAP said the landfills in Delhi are causing a loss of ₹450 crore to the environment.
Under ‘Plastic Lao Khana Khao’ initiative, South Delhi Municipal Corporation on Thursday opened 23 more garbage cafes at south, central and west zones.
“We have promised ourselves that we will not just meet our Paris Agreement targets but exceed them…” PM Modi said.
One of the world’s youngest climate change activists Licyprya Kangujam is taking charge on this gigantic issue of climate change.