BJP govt efforts to promote Hindu cultural sites

Declared a Model Solar City in 2013, Chandigarh on Wednesday moved a step closer towards accomplishing the goal of using solar energy for powering its growth when a 210 kWp Grid-tied Rooftop Solar

Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi announced a Rs. 1-crore award on Tuesday for any innovative village attaining a balanced sex ratio.

Coming down heavily on the East Delhi Municipal Corporation’s report in an unauthorised construction case and saying that deliberate attempts are made to pass of new constructions as old, Delhi Lok

After nearly two years of efforts by the residents of the colonies surrounding the 400-acre Jahanpanah City Forest in South Delhi, the Delhi Development Authority has finally awarded the work for r

Greenpeace organised a renewable energy community fair ‘Switch on the Sun’ in association with the Sukhdev Vihar (Pocket B) Residents’ Welfare Association here on Sunday to address the energy crisis in Delhi. The NGO slammed the Delhi Government for not developing alternative sources of energy.

“Delhi has more than 320 days of sunshine in a year and has a huge potential for solar energy that gives people the freedom to generate and use their own electricity as well as sell whatever extra is generated.

It may be hard to believe, but it is true. Anyone travelling the length of the rural belt of Delhi that stretches from Badarpur border in South-East Delhi all the way to Narela in the northern periphery of the city, will not find a public toilet along the way. The reason being: all these years no one constructed any.

And while many believe the rural population knows best how to use the fields and forests for answering the call of nature, such an approach has not helped the cause of rural women, for whom not a single public toilet exists.

The food being served to Delhi’s children under the mid-day meal scheme is far from being healthy with 83 per cent of the samples lifted for testing failing in the current fiscal.

For millions of slum dweller in Delhi, there is finally some reassuring news in the form of amendments brought in by the Delhi Government in its slum policy.

As per a notification issued on February 25, this year, lakhs of slum dwellers would be benefited by the liberalised norms on their identification and entitlement for rehabilitation. Stating that it was the pressure mounted by the slum dwellers themselves which made the Delhi Government change several conditions for eligibility for rehabilitation, Ramendra Kumar, secretary general of Delhi Shramik Sangathan, said the major amendments include the change in the eligibility condition.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said the Delhi Government was eagerly awaiting the commissioning of Munak Canal, which will result in saving 80 MGD raw water, to help the city meet its demand for drinking water. Moreover, three water treatment plants lying idle at Dwarka, Okhla and Bawana are expected to become functional soon with the availability of more raw water.

Speaking at a function to lay the foundation stone for rehabilitation of sewers at Harsh Vihar in North-West Delhi, Ms. Dikshit, who is also the Chairperson of Delhi Jal Board, said she has taken up the issue of early commissioning of the Munak Canal with Prime Minister’s Office and Union Water Resource Ministry.