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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

Asaram’s ‘ever-expanding’ ashram dumping garbage, polluting ridge

Source : Hindustan Times,New Delhi, 2 July 2014 NEW DELHI: Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu’s ashram in Delhi is spewing sewage and dumping garbage in the ecologically fragile central ridge and has expanded ‘well beyond’ the area allowed by the Supreme … Continue reading

Cong holds protest against landfill site at Maidan Garhi

Source : Indian Express, new Delhi, 8 June 2014 Url : http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/cong-holds-protest-against-landfill-site-at-maidan-garhi/ The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee on Saturday held a meeting at Maidan Garhi in South Delhi in protest of South Municipal Corporation’s proposed move to establish a sanitary … Continue reading

It’s a jungle out there

Source : Business-Standard, New Delhi,  7 June 2014 Url : http://www.business-standard.com/article/specials/it-s-a-jungle-out-there-114060601205_1.html A former Air Force officer leads a citizens’ effort to revive a forest in south Delhi Once upon a time, there was a vast forest in Delhi. Over the … Continue reading

Delhi suffers greenery shortfall

Source : Hindustan Times ,New Delhi ,25 May 2014 Url :  http://paper.hindustantimes.com/epaper/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=XQKQOM2FPQ96&issue=10872014052500000000001001&article=155dc168-18c1-4b1f-b1b2-49c39dfdb7f7 Forest department attributes 30% green deficit to shortage of land; centre asks dept to pull up socks THE REDUCTION IN GREEN COVER MAY BE DUE TO THE TECHNOLOGY … Continue reading

Govt orders relocation of Sanjay Colony from ridge

Source : Hindustan Times ,New Delhi , 18 May 2014 Url : http://paper.hindustantimes.com/epaper/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=YGBK03CZEVS1&issue=10872014051800000000001001&article=2f9760ca-eac1-4a2f-8d0b-abf0519e27ca Population of colony in 1996 when apex court had first ordered its shifting was 4,000; now it has risen to 40,000 THE 5,000-ACRE ASOLA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY IN … Continue reading

Multi-storied buildings on Neb Sarai Ridge face demolition

Source : Hindustan Times ,New Delhi , 15 May 2014, Url : http://paper.hindustantimes.com/epaper/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=KKMHKHZXNLV2&issue=10872014051500000000001001&article=f90f2834-566b-4c93-8ff1-3947ef0684c3 Forest department demarcates boundary; demolition to be completed in 7 days NEW DELHI: The government is looking to demolish “a large number of multi-storey houses” built illegally … Continue reading

Agencies with no forest conservation knowledge destroyed Delhi’s lungs

Source : Hindustan Times ,New Delhi , 11 May 2014 Url : http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/newdelhi/book-lays-bare-story-behind-destruction-of-delhi-s-lungs/article1-1218020.aspx Delhi’s green lungs — the Ridge — has been constantly under the pressures of urban development. And it was the government’s own agencies, with little or no … Continue reading

Residential complex in Asola sanctuary faces demolition threat

Source : Hindustan Times ,New Delhi , 9 May 2014 Url : http://paper.hindustantimes.com/epaper/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=GLFHYTIYB771&issue=10872014050900000000001001&article=36f7bf5e-dc90-4684-ac6b-794fb681881b NEW DELHI: The 2,500 residents of Asola Housing Complex, a residential colony comprising 396 plots in the hilly forests of south Delhi, are having sleepless nights. VIPIN … Continue reading

Green body to check if Asaram’s ashram grabbed land on ridge

Source : Hindustan Times,New Delhi ,7 May 2014 URL : http://paper.hindustantimes.com/epaper/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=MM7OQ4BKJRZ4&issue=10872014050700000000001001&article=43685f61-3e4c-4ecc-814d-22b5803a831e NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered an inspection of self-styled godman Asaram’s sprawling ashram in Delhi, which has been facing allegations of land grab. A three-member … Continue reading