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What are you doing this I-Day weekend? Quick getaways from Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai

Source : Economic Times, New Delhi, 14 August 2014 ET-Travel suggests you enjoy an extended weekend in August. Here’s where you can head to… FROM BANGALORE: BANNERGHATTA NATIONAL PARK Over 22 kms away from Bangalore, the gates to lush greenery … Continue reading

Delhi Police stand idle as land mafia eats into ridge forests

Source : Daily Mail, New Delhi, 10 August 2014 If you thought a city desperately gasping for breath would stir some manner of sympathy in its people, at the very least those entrusted with its security, think again. The gravity … Continue reading

NGT seeks govt reply on green zone depletion in NCR

Source :Times of India, New Delhi/Noida, 9 August 2014 The National Green Tribunal has sought a response from the Centre on depletion of natural conservation zones like forests, water bodies and wastelands in the National Capital Region. It was hearing … Continue reading

Asaram’s ashram on ridge has illegal constructions, NGT informed by committee

Source :Times of India, New Delhi, 5 August 2014 The ashram of controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu in the ecologically sensitive central ridge of the capital has a “large number” of illegal constructions, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) was on … Continue reading

Ridge area receives rain, rest of Delhi dry

Source : Business Standard, New Delhi, 31 July 2014 Delhi today witnessed an “unusual pattern” of rains with the Ridge area receiving 22.4-mm showers while the rainfall recorded at Lodhi Road, Safdarjung, Palam and Ayanagar observatories was ‘nil’. According to … Continue reading

On Ridge, kanwariyas ruin green peace

Source :Times of India, New Delhi, 24 July 2014 Thousands of kanwariyas, who are in the city for Sawan festival since July 15, are camping at the pristine Central Ridge. They have not just littered the forest with plastic plates … Continue reading

This monsoon, Delhi to get 2.2 lakh plants

Source :Times of India, New Delhi, 24 July 2014 The forest department is planning to make the most of the monsoons — it is gearing up to plant 2,20,000 saplings in different parts of the city. The rain makes the … Continue reading

Asaram’s ashram on ridge violates green laws: Govt

Source :Times of India, New Delhi, 24 July 2014 Government on Wednesday informed Lok Sabha that the ‘ashram’ of controversial godman Asaram Bapu on the ecologically sensitive central ridge of Delhi has made “certain violations”. Responding to a Parliament question, … Continue reading

Scientist cautions against riverfront plan

Source :Times of India, New Delhi, 17 July 2014 Even while bureaucrats prepare reports on Yamuna riverfront development amid raging debate on the suitability of the Sabarmati model, a scientist from Jamia Millia Islamia has come out with a plan … Continue reading

Butterfly park coming up in Delhi

Source :Hindustan Times,New Delhi,12 July 2014 Beautiful, but fragile – butterflies will now have a dedicated home in the city. Spread over two-three acres in south Delhi’s Asola-Bhatti wildlife sanctuary, this butterfly park will host 40-45 varieties of the psychedelic … Continue reading