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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

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 : 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 : 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 : 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