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Issue 31
February , 2011

Image for bulleted text Hivos acquires special consultative status with UN

The ECOSOC Committee on NGOís has decided to grant Hivos special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council. Organizations enjoying this status can attend meetings of ECOSOC and itís Functional Commissions and circulate statements....Read Full Story

Issue 29
September , 2010

Image for bulleted text EPA Chief cites the E-Waste Problem as one of the USís 6 Global Environmental Priorities BAN Media Release.

EPA Chief Administrator Lisa Jackson declared yesterday that preventing e-waste and its irresponsible management was one of the US Environmental Protection Agencyís top six newly announced global priorities....Read Full Story

Image for bulleted text Lecture on the evolution of consciousness for s green planet

Climate change knows no national boundaries and natural environment and wildlife species are becoming extinct, perhaps never to be replaced again. Can we evolve holistically instead of just being intellectual? Let us reconsider our relationship with the earth....Read Full Story

Image for bulleted text Envi-groups laud DOH scrapping of incinerator plan

This was the call of Health Care Without Harm-Southeast Asia (HCWH-SEA), Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), Greenpeace and Ecowaste Coalition in a round table discussion with the Department of Health (DoH) where the later announced the scrapping of pla...Read Full Story

Issue 28
August , 2010

Image for bulleted text INTACH Experts: Makeover a monumental flaw

With monuments getting a facelift before the Commonwealth Games, heritage enthusiasts and conservationists are questioning the process adopted to make the ruins appear new. As part of the makeover, the monuments are being coated in lime plaster....Read Full Story

Issue 27
July , 2010

Image for bulleted text Say YES to Environment Education

YES BANK, Indiaís new age private sector Bank, entered into a strategic alliance with the Centre for Environment Education (CEE), to pursue joint initiatives under the Bankís community engagement initiative, YES COMMUNITY...Read Full Story

Issue 26
June , 2010

Image for bulleted text Tree Authority: Tree check in Mumbai

The mercury may be dipping in Mumbai while the rains slashed the city, but the work for the cash strapped Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has risen with apportioning of Rs 1.25 crore on transporting trees that fall or are cut during the monsoon as per a proposal pa...Read Full Story

Issue 10
February , 2009

Image for bulleted text PRASAR: Extending help to silicosis victims

Sometime in 1999, few young professionals came to Lalkuan, extreme south of Delhi, to work in the field of education amongst the people staying there. Generally the prime residents of this area are workers in the local stone crushing units. Poor sanitation, health stan...Read Full Story

Issue 7
November , 2007

Image for bulleted text Tree Authority has its first meeting

The very first meeting of the Tree Authority made clear to the civil society representatives that the issue of planning all constructions and projects around trees will have to be campaigned outside in the public space as the body itself has little role beyond informati...Read Full Story

Issue 6
July , 2007

Image for bulleted text Clearance to Commonwealth Games Village illegal: Yamuna Jiye Abhiyaan

A grouping of citizens and civil society organisations, Yamuna Jiye Abhiyaan (YJA), has alleged that the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has gone ahead with the plans to build the Commonwealth Games Village on the Yamuna riverbed overriding serious concerns expressed ...Read Full Story

Issue 5
May , 2007

Image for bulleted text Missing trees and some numbers: An audit of HCBS project site

A team from the Trees For Delhi forum undertook a tree audit on Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg on 8th & 9th of April 2007. The objectives of the audit were broadly to verify the accuracy of tree count as stated in the official records, to assess how many trees had been transp...Read Full Story

Issue 4
March , 2007

Image for bulleted text NGO recommendations on planned DMRC-link through Delhi Ridge

Delhi-based Environmentalists spurred into action last month following reports of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) planning a segment of Mehrauli to Gurgaon line that would cut-through the Delhi-ridge forest area, believed to be one of the oldest geographical entitie...Read Full Story

Issue 2
January , 2007

Image for bulleted text Environmental Equity and Justice Partnership meet held in Delhi

A day-long meet of Environmental Equity and Justice Partnership (EEJP) grant winners, an initiative of the Just Environment Charitable Trust, was held recently to brain storm on the progress and challenges pertaining their projects being supported under two programmes: ...Read Full Story

Issue 1
December , 2006

Image for bulleted text Lal Kuan: Progress from silicosis to hopeful future

Many hills were flattened and spaces carved out for the making of the capital city of New Delhi. Behind the grandeur of the city lie the heartbreaking stories of those who have paid the price for it. Lal Kuan, a small urban village near the Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, is fi...Read Full Story