Articles by Jasjeev Gandhiok
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has identified 164 "vulnerable" spots in the city's industrial areas where dumping and burning of industrial waste is taking place. The DPCC will conduct day and night patrolling to curb the burning of waste and penalize violators on the spot. The problem is most severe in the outer parts of Delhi. Experts suggest that similar action is needed in the entire national capital region to improve air quality.
Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) improved to 143 — below the threshold of 201 for the anti-pollution measures to kick in.
The two crocodiles were found roaming in the zoo premises before it was opened to visitors for the day
The order came days before the Graded Response Action Plan (Grap) comes into effect in the Capital starting October 1
The proposal, drafted by Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, will also prepare a management plan for the sanctuary
39 trees will be transplanted or felled for the new lab complex by IUAC, which will be built over 0.29 hectares of geo-morphological Ridge.
Under the policy, individuals or NGOs will likely be able to take care of a tree for years, with the government providing financial assistance
Between September 15 and 18, Punjab recorded six fires, while Haryana recorded a farm fire each on September 15 and 16
Experts said that a lack of inspections of pet means that pets are being kept in cramped cages, with hygiene rules being flouted
Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), which operates IGI airport, is building two flyovers to decongest Aerocity
Delhi is the most polluted megacity in the world with Noida and Gurugram next in line with average loss of life of more than 11 years
Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport is ready to welcome dignitaries and delegates attending the G20 Summit in the Capital
With the new subway, this distance from T2 to T3 will be cut down from around 500m to a mere 70m, officials aware of the project said.
The station, on the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro, is the nearest one to the Bharat Mandapam complex in Pragati Maidan
As part of the festivities, the cubs will be provided a meal consisting of red meat, and a ceremonial ‘cake’ will be cut
The Delhi government's forest and wildlife department will hire 40 people to conduct workshops on urban farming at the ward level. The workshops will teach locals and resident welfare association members how to grow vegetables or fruit on their roofs or balconies using techniques like hydroponic or container farming. The department plans to conduct 400 workshops beginning in September. Interested applicants should have an undergraduate degree in science and be able to communicate in Hindi and English. The trainers will receive training through a two-day master workshop organized by the Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Combating Climate Change.
Delhi experienced the highest August daytime temperature in four years, reaching 38.1°C. It is expected to cool down with light rain and a drop in mercury.
The forest department carried out a site inspection and found several trees transplanted to have completely dried up
The Shahdara drain emerged as Delhi’s most polluting drain this August, recording a BOD concentration of 53 mg/litre
Another reason for the decline in bat numbers which is a drop in green cover, and the improper renovation of monuments which housed these mammals
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will monitor vibration levels at 90 locations in its network and take corrective action if levels exceed standards. The move is aimed at ensuring safety and efficiency of the infrastructure, particularly in underground stations where vibration damage is a key problem. Tri-axial velocity sensors will be used to measure and monitor vibrations, and the data will also be used to assess the effectiveness of previous interventions. The monitoring will be completed within one year after the tender is awarded.
The macaque will be brought from Aizawl zoo while six silver pheasants will be sent to Aizawl in return
The forest and wildlife department is set to create its first ‘Miyawaki’ forest at Kharkari Jatmal in Najafgarh in southwest Delhi and has floated a tender.
An inspection of 26 stadiums across the country found 24 had borewells or tubewells installed, but only four such stadiums had a valid NOC
The saplings were planted by lieutenant governor VK Saxena last month to beautify the stretch ahead of the G20 summit to be held in Delhi in September
The app will allow Metro users to e-shop and the products will be delivered at Metro stations for which lockers or “smart boxes” are being installed.
CPCB data showed that this July, Delhi logged pollution levels in the “satisfactory” zone on 26 out of 31 days
The monthly normal rainfall mark for July is 209.7mm, which means that this year, Delhi logged an excess of 83% rain over the long-period average.
The scheme was announced in April 2022 , but the programme stalled after IARI faced delays in gaining permissions, said the Delhi government
They said authorities should strengthen pollution under control tests to detect vehicles that actually harm the environment