New Delhi: The national green tribunal has found that a “majority of the hospitals in the National Capital Territory are not complying with biomedical waste handling rules and are thus posing a ver

New Delhi: The committee formed to look into rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharge in Delhi as a response to protesters who marched from Mathura to Delhi for the sake of reviving the Yamuna

Wants Waste Plant To Go, Pledges Terraces For Solar Panels

New Delhi: Public Works Department on Wednesday told National Green Tribunal that no tree has been cut by it or its contractor for a road widening project on the Andheria Mod-Mahipalpur Road.

The project was stopped in February after residents approached the court against the reported unauthorized felling of trees by PWD.

Survey To Update Records Hit Hard By Official Negligence

New Delhi: In 2002, Delhi has 177 listed water bodies. By 2006 this number went up to 629. Subsequently, an additional 200 have been identified. However, no exact figure is available as several of the original 629 have disappeared. In fact, many water bodies that still exist are not even listed on revenue records.
Despite a court-appointed committee surveying these water bodies on a regular basis, the government has made no change to its 2006 list. Consequently, encroachers are taking over several water bodies under the nose of land-owning agencies.

Trees Are Being Used As Supports For Rigging Tents, Poles To Hang Wires And Free Advertising Spaces. TOI Assesses Damage

LG Orders Strict Action Against Illegal Use

New Delhi: If the Delhi Jal Board supply fails you this summer, private water tankers may not be able to bail you out. Alarmed at the rate at which groundwater levels are plummeting in the city, the lieutenant governor has ordered that strict action be taken against anyone found withdrawing groundwater illegally. This will especially apply to those extracting water for commercial purposes.

800 Tonnes Created Daily, It Comprises 80% Of Trash Reaching Landfills

New Delhi: Delhi is among the largest producers of plastic waste in the country generating over 800 metric tonnes per day. Around 750 metric tonnes reach landfill sites daily of which roughly 80% are plastic bags and packaging materials. In fact, the capital is among nine cities across India where plastic forms more than 10% of the total waste generated. What makes it more embarrassing for the local government is that plastic bags have been banned in the city since 2009, and not just once but twice.

New Delhi: The national green tribunal has set up a committee, headed by the secretary of the environment department, to look into the issues of the Mayapuri scrap market where a radioactive leak i

Delhi’s common effluent treatment plants, located in industrial areas to treat industrial waste, suffer from a unique problem.