An advocate of natural farming methods for more than a decade, Kanchipuram-based Gandhi Gopalakrishnan was shocked to see lush mango farmland turning infertile by the dumping of rice husk ash (RHA). "The farmers are deceived by claims that RHA helps the fertility of the soil, when the contrary is true," he says.

New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games Village on Saturday got a dedicated power sub-station, the first green grid in north India. Officials said the grid would help meet power demand at the Village during the Games and would provide relief to nearly two lakh people residing in nearby areas.

New Delhi: Talkatora Stadium complex will be an environmentalist

Thyagraj Stadium, one of the most important competition venues of Commonwealth Games 2010, is ready for the inauguration next month, with the latest technologies and features used for the first time in India, particularly sports stadium.

New Delhi: Delhi will be going green this October. In an effort to reduce the carbon footprints of the Commonwealth Games 2010, the organizing committee (OC) is planning a number of initiatives to make the Games ecofriendly.

MARKING its silver jubilee on Sunday, the Salem Tree Club released a declaration that spells out eco-friendly solutions to day-to-day pollution. Pasumai Thayagam chairperson Sowmiya Anbumani received the first copy, which would be submitted to the government also.

The brick-kiln owners in the state have opposed the government notification asking them to use fly ash for making bricks.

As per the notification, a brick-kiln in 100 kilometre radius of any thermal plant is required to add 25 per cent of fly ash in the material used to make bricks. However, the kiln owners have rejected the government decision.

Development Alternatives (DA), a non- profit in New Delhi, recently organised a three-day Capacity Building Training on "Building for Future: Green and eco-friendly". Attended by students, architects and civil engineers from across India, the training programme aimed at creating awareness about sustainable building practices and green buildings.

SANTOSH K. KIRO

Clean-up act
Ranchi, March 12: Kitchen waste will soon become valuable.

The civic body in the state capital would set up a plant at Bero, some 35km from here, to convert the waste generated from households into compost

New Delhi: The Delhi government

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