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Monday, March 01, 2021

Shivam Patel


Delhi: Panel to preserve Ridge gets two new members
Mon, Mar 01, 2021

The new independent members will take over from Sunita Narain, the director general of the Centre for Science and Environment, and Vimlendu Jha, founder of environmental NGO Swechha, whose term had expired in March 2019.

Delhi: Damaged nine years ago, Sher Shah Gate set to be restored this year
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) said the restoration is in its final stages and would take another four to five months, but a new vendor would be engaged for it.

‘Despite 11 meetings, govt didn’t listen to us, they do not want to resolve it’
Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Some tractor trolleys reached the site of the blockade at Palwal, carrying food. “The food is not just for us but for any commuter who may be inconvenienced because of the blockade,” said Rajkumar, a farmer from Gugera village in Palwal.

Explained: How did Uttarakhand flash floods affect water supply in parts of Delhi?
Tue, Feb 16, 2021

Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials said that regulated water supply would be restored Tuesday onwards across the city.

In coming months, project to assess what makes capital air so polluted
Sun, Feb 14, 2021

A new project to identify sources of pollution in real time is scheduled to be tabled before the Delhi Cabinet soon for clearance. It received Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s approval last Tuesday.

Round the clock water supply in high profile NDMC area gets fresh boost
Sat, Feb 13, 2021

As part of the process for uninterrupted water supply, NDMC is also replacing old or non-functional water meters with ‘smart meters’ which would help keep an account of the water supplied and the amount lost in leakages or theft, the official added.

In Southeast Delhi, most rely on bottled water over taps; residents cite quality issues
Tue, Feb 09, 2021

Water pipelines in Jamia Nagar and Zakir Nagar are either missing at places or have been laid but do not carry water, and if they do, the water is unfit for drinking, residents said.

Wetland authority seeks action plan to revive 1,000 water bodies
Mon, Feb 08, 2021

Proposals for the remaining 755, which include 39 untraceable water bodies, are being sought and agencies have been asked to submit them by the end of this month, a Delhi government official said.

In Three Years: Plan to bring 1,799 unauthorised colonies under DJB net
Sun, Feb 07, 2021

Figures shared by DJB officials show that of 1,799 unauthorised colonies, water lines have been laid in 1,622 and supply has been released in 1,571 as of January.

Delhi cabinet gives nod to restore more than 400 hectares of Central Ridge
Wed, Feb 03, 2021

The five-year revival plan intends to turn the ridge into a full-grown forest with indigenous plants and trees that will provide a recreational space for people in the heart of the city, forest department officials said.

Yamuna panel concludes proceedings, says action inadequate on reviving river
Fri, Jan 29, 2021

The principal bench of the NGT, headed by chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, said the committee has presented a clear roadmap for preventing pollution of the river and rejuvenating it, but action by authorities continues to remain inadequate.

Who do Delhi’s farmers sell to? FCI, wheat growers differ on answer
Sun, Jan 24, 2021

Farmers from the capital and heads of the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) at Narela and Najafgarh, however, denied the FCI's submission.

Delhi: Three baolis set to get a fresh lease of life
Sat, Jan 23, 2021

A no-objection certificate for rejuvenation of three water bodies under the ASI has already been issued to the DJB in September, the report stated.

Polluted Haryana drains among reasons for high Yamuna ammonia levels: Experts
Mon, Jan 18, 2021

The committee said in the email, “We have been repeatedly highlighting specific fault lines but we are not sure whether the recommendations of the CPCB and of NEERI given in 2019 have been brought to your notice.”

Haryana rejects draft report that sought more water for Yamuna revival
Fri, Jan 15, 2021

A draft report by the institute had stated that the river stretch between Haryana’s Hathnikund barrage and Delhi’s Okhla needs more water for maintaining its environmental flow (e-flow).

Yamuna ammonia up, Delhi blames Haryana for laxity
Wed, Dec 30, 2020

The impact of increasing pollution in the Yamuna is being noted in frequent disruption to Delhi’s water supply.

Dirty water wars: Why it’s Delhi versus Haryana on Yamuna’s ammonia levels
Wed, Dec 30, 2020

The issue is a long-standing one between Haryana and Delhi. It is brought into focus every time the concentration of ammonia increases in the river.

Explained: Here is how man-made wetlands can treat waste water
Tue, Dec 29, 2020

A unique sustainable experiment is under way in Delhi, where a ‘constructed’ natural feature brings hope of reducing the need for expensive sewage treatment plants, with issues of capacity and utility.

Along DND where solid waste once was, an ‘island’ comes up
Wed, Dec 23, 2020

At present, the water that surrounds the island and much of the wetlands — from Dhobi Ghat in Okhla to DND flyway near Kilokari village — is sewage from 25 drains, which would render it difficult for fish to survive.

Constitution of Yamuna panel ‘under process’
Tue, Dec 22, 2020

The committee is being formed following directions of the NGT to the DDA last year for constituting a 'special purpose vehicle' for rejuvenation of the river.

In Delhi’s ‘urban villages’, farmers say unable to get subsidy, loan, compensation
Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Confusion over land mutation means many unable to get farms registered in their name

‘Crop burning season over, why is Delhi air still bad?’
Mon, Dec 07, 2020

On a single day this November, the contribution peaked to 42% and remained above 15% on 12 days, which could be the result of a higher number of stubble burning cases in Punjab this year.

Stubble burning, crackers on Diwali and dip in mercury made Delhi’s air quality worse than last November
Tue, Dec 01, 2020

Delhi also recorded nine severe air quality days this past month — highest since November 2016, when there were 10. Last November, there were seven such days.

Farm fires down but Delhi’s air quality set to turn ‘very poor’
Sun, Nov 29, 2020

In the past two days, Delhi's air quality index (AQI) had improved significantly, reaching moderate on Friday from severe on Wednesday, owing to strong winds which flushed out pollutants.

Panel red-flag: Delay in tree felling nod impacting Yamuna
Sat, Nov 28, 2020

Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials informed the Committee during a meeting on November 4 that application for felling 860 trees to build Rithala STP was made over 11 months ago and has been pending for approval with Environment Minister Gopal Rai’s office since September 17.