South Delhi District

  • Recently, Delhi saw an urban Chipko movement of sorts with the people coming out in large numbers with a single agenda—save the last of the trees left in the city. In the famous Chipko movement of 1973, local communities in Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand emblematically embraced trees to demand an end ...
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  • Originally a darya (creek), locally known as Nizammuddin darya, Barapullah is a key drain of Delhi today. Barapullah gets its name from a pul (bridge) built across it by the then emperor Jahangir's chief eunuch, Mihir Banu Agha. The bridge has 10 piers and 12 pallahs (columns) and hence, the name, B...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 3 years 4 months agoread more
  • Centre approves bringing down protected zone around Okhla Bird Sanctuary from 10 km to 1The Environment Ministry has approved the draft notification that proposes an eco-sensitive zone of 100 metres to 1 km around the Okhla Bird Sanctuary in Noida, as against the 10 km suggested by the NGT. Per the ...
    swatiposted 4 years 2 months agoread more
  • Increasing urbanization in India has led to soaring freshwater demands and has hence resulted in large amounts of wastewater generation. This water crisis is mainly a consequence of the current water management regime which focuses on centralized water management. We need to implement sustainable an...
    ravleenposted 5 years 5 months agoread more
  • Ganga full of SuperbugsLevel of multi-drug resistant viruses in the river goes up by 60 times during the pilgrimage season of May-June, say researchers.Wells around ISRO unit contaminated with rocket fuel chemicalAround 40 wells found contaminated with ammonium perchlorate that affects iod...
    ravleenposted 5 years 8 months agoread more
  • A new law GangaPMO asks the Environment Ministry to frame the law that will give authorities the power to monitor and regulate the dischare of wastewater, industrial effluents and management of municipal solid waste through the imposition of penalties and damages.Eco-friendly development for&nb...
    ravleenposted 5 years 9 months agoread more
  • MP interlinks Narmada with KshipraThe 432 crore project includes lifting water from the Narmada with pumps upto a height of 350 metres from a distance of 50 km and bringing it to the origin of Kshipra river. Project targetted to benefit 3,000 villages and 70 towns of the Malwa region in Madhya Prade...
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  • Contaminated water killed 13,000 in last four yearsUttar Pradesh had maximum 3,382 deaths followed by West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, reveals data from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Diarrhoea claimed most number of lives. Woman slaps AAP MLA over water supply iss...
    ravleenposted 5 years 9 months agoread more
  • 'Goa mining companies submitted false EIAs'According to renowned ecologist Madhav Gadgil, Environment Impact Assessment reports of all companies hid information about existing water bodies in their mining lease areas.Delhi scores worse than Beijing on air pollutionParticulate matter pollution in the...
    ravleenposted 5 years 9 months agoread more
  • 285 people die due to drinking water contamination in KarnatakaData by the Central Health Ministry between 2010 and 2013 shows five major water-borne diseases were responsible. Maximum number of deaths, 113, in the year 2012Delhi Chief Minister to look into Rs 10,000 crore Delhi Jal Board scamP...
    ravleenposted 5 years 9 months agoread more
  • Delhi metro stations to conserve rainwater By March 2015, 17 metro stations will have rainwater harvesting system, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation informed the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The NGT had earlier ordered rainwater harvesting system at all metro stations.Meghayaya favours livelih...
    ravleenposted 5 years 10 months agoread more
  • MoEF revalidates POSCO's clearanceEnvironment ministry revalidates environmental clearance of POSCO's steel project in Odisha, though a major hurdle of National Green Tribunal's decision on the project, lies ahead.Finally Vedanta gets defeatedMoEF rejects Vedanta's proposal to un...
    swatiposted 5 years 10 months agoread more
  • Kerala demands review of the Western Ghats orderThe State Government has asked the Centre to review its order on eco-sensitive zone in the Western Ghats. The Order was based on the Kasturirangan report that recommended one-third of the Ghats be declared eco-sensitive.Big mining companies violate env...
    ravleenposted 5 years 10 months agoread more
  • Corporates like Tata Steel, Essel Mining violate green laws in OdishaIron ore worth more than Rs. 45,000 crore has been extracted ilegally by top steel makers and miners in Odisha, a report of the Commission appointed to investigate illegal mining in the State has found. The Justice MB Shah Commissi...
    ravleenposted 5 years 10 months agoread more
  • New MoEF Minister delays final notification on Western Ghats Draft notification for declaring eco-sensitive area in the Western Ghats has been put on hold as the new Environment Minister wants to invite comments from CMs of the six states.Uttarakhand govt initiates allotment process o...
    swatiposted 5 years 10 months agoread more
  • MoEF to submit the Yamuna Action Plan by February 17, 2014.Promises National Green Tribunal on formulation of an action plan for restoration and preservation of Yamuna river by February 17.Report on illegal groundwater usage vague, says NGTNational Green Tribunal pans the expert panel for the p...
    swatiposted 5 years 11 months agoread more
  • Blue facades line the Sukhdev Vihar colony in South Delhi, considered plush by Delhi standards. They are in place to shield houses from layers of soot that would otherwise settle on their walls and grills. Soot from a power plant that began operations almost two years ago.The Timarpur Okhla Was...
    ravleenposted 5 years 11 months agoread more
  • 40% people in the National capital live in houses not connected to sewerage networkAccording to the Census 2011, two in every five houses in Delhi are not connected to the sewerage network. 73% people in Northeast Delhi live in houses that use septic tanks or open drains for disposal of wastewater w...
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  • Delhi claims that it is one of the world's ‘green cosmopolitans’ because of the 20% of green cover it has. However, the fact is that 200 full-grown trees die every year because of storms, water scarcity, disease and old age. A large number of New Delhi's neglected avenue trees are 80-100 years o...
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  • Rural India needs to curb its expectations from NREGARural development minister clarifies on the employment scheme considered as a permanent job solution among the rural people in the country. Says the scheme can provide jobs for only 100 days to unemployed people in rural India.Backwardne...
    swatiposted 6 years 1 month agoread more

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As Delhi gears up for expansion, concerns regarding the environment and the poor continue to be overlooked.

Recently, Delhi saw an urban Chipko movement of sorts with the people coming out in large numbers with a single agenda—save the last of the trees left in the city. In the famous Chipko movement of 1973, local communities in Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand emblematically embraced trees to demand an end to deforestation through forest exploiting contractors.

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Barapullah drain, which was once a major drain in Delhi, is being clogged with human waste, thanks to the rapid growth the city is undergoing.

Originally a darya (creek), locally known as Nizammuddin darya, Barapullah is a key drain of Delhi today. Barapullah gets its name from a pul (bridge) built across it by the then emperor Jahangir's chief eunuch, Mihir Banu Agha. The bridge has 10 piers and 12 pallahs (columns) and hence, the name, Barapullah.

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Centre approves bringing down protected zone around Okhla Bird Sanctuary from 10 km to 1

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Increasing urbanization in India has led to soaring freshwater demands and has hence resulted in large amounts of wastewater generation. This water crisis is mainly a consequence of the current water management regime which focuses on centralized water management. We need to implement sustainable and affordable decentralised water management practices to contain this crisis.

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Ganga full of Superbugs

Level of multi-drug resistant viruses in the river goes up by 60 times during the pilgrimage season of May-June, say researchers.

Wells around ISRO unit contaminated with rocket fuel chemical

A new law Ganga

PMO asks the Environment Ministry to frame the law that will give authorities the power to monitor and regulate the dischare of wastewater, industrial effluents and management of municipal solid waste through the imposition of penalties and damages.

MP interlinks Narmada with Kshipra

The 432 crore project includes lifting water from the Narmada with pumps upto a height of 350 metres from a distance of 50 km and bringing it to the origin of Kshipra river. Project targetted to benefit 3,000 villages and 70 towns of the Malwa region in Madhya Pradesh

Contaminated water killed 13,000 in last four years

Uttar Pradesh had maximum 3,382 deaths followed by West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, reveals data from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Diarrhoea claimed most number of lives. 

Woman slaps AAP MLA over water supply issue in Delhi

'Goa mining companies submitted false EIAs'

285 people die due to drinking water contamination in Karnataka

Data by the Central Health Ministry between 2010 and 2013 shows five major water-borne diseases were responsible. Maximum number of deaths, 113, in the year 2012

Delhi Chief Minister to look into Rs 10,000 crore Delhi Jal Board scam

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