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Rising pressure on land as India launches urban forest plan

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 9, 2020

A plan to create urban forests in India would help mitigate the effects of climate change in the country’s polluted cities, but could lead to evictions and result in plantations that harm the environment, planning experts said on Monday. The 200 urban forests will be...

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India Inc couldn’t-care-less attitude about forests worrying, says report

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 28, 2020

Does India Inc care about the country’s forests? A recent ‘CDP India Annual Report 2019’ indicates it doesn’t. No Indian company responded to CDP’s (Carbon Disclosure Project) questionnaire on forests, though many answered similar questionnaires on other issues such as...

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Delhi: Bin free areas, plantation to check air pollution among tasks outlined by NDMC in its 2020-21 budget

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 6, 2020

Making areas garbage bin-free, setting up 100 charging stations for electric cars besides an intensive plantation drive to mitigate air pollution are among the top tasks underlined by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) in its 2020-21 budget. The civic body chairman...

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India's forest and tree cover rises to 24.56%: IFSR

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 31, 2019

Forest and tree cover rises more than 130 million hectares in the last four years The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar released the biennial, India State of Forest Report (ISFR). The report is published by the Forest Survey of India...

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Air pollution: Delhi HC directs AAP govt to remove illegal encroachment

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2019

Delhi High Court on Monday while hearing the suo moto petition taken up in the year 2015 on air pollution in Delhi directed AAP government to remove illegal encroachment by carrying out a survey and submitting an action plan to the task force under the direct supervision of...

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Govt working on satellite mechanism to monitor forestation, says Javadekar

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 2, 2019

A satellite-based mechanism to monitor areas under green cover and the growth of saplings planted there is being developed by the government, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday. The Environment minister said some states have made significant...

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Due emphasis would be laid on solar power: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 29, 2019

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday launched around 35,000 schemes worth over Rs 1,600 crore, as part of his ambitions 'Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali' campaign that seeks to boost green cover and the water table in the state. Foundation stones were laid for 32,781 schemes...

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Shutters down, polluter Badarpur power plant to return in green avatar

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 25, 2018

After years of being labelled with the polluting tag, the newly-closed Badarpur thermal power station is now looking at greener pastures. After generating electricity for over 40 years, the...

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