Delhi (/ˈdɛli/, Hindustani pronunciation: [d̪ɪlliː] Dilli), officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi, is the capital territory of India. Delhi is historically and culturally connected to both the Upper Doab of the Yamuna-Ganges river system and the Punjab region. It is bordered by Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east. It is the largest city in India in terms of geographical area - about 1,484 square kilometres (573 sq mi). It has a population of about 16.3 million, making it the second most populous city and second most populous urban agglomeration in India and 3rd largest urban area in the world. Such is the nature of urban expansion in Delhi that its growth has expanded beyond the NCT to incorporate towns in neighbouring states and at its largest extent can count a population of about 25 million residents as of 2014.

Delhi has been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BC. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. It has been captured, ransacked and rebuilt several times, particularly during the medieval period, and modern Delhi is a cluster of a number of cities spread across the metropolitan region.

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Industries dept finalises plan for 21-acre facility for e-waste in Delhi

Hindustan Times 14 Apr 2024
In a fresh attempt to set up Delhi’s first electronic waste (e-waste) eco park in northwest Delhi’s Holambi Kalan, the industries department has finalised the plan for the 21-acre facility, which will host recycling centre and training facility to handle and process e-waste, senior officials aware of the matter have said....

Samsung’s refined ‘Solve For Tomorrow’ banks on teen energy for innovative ideas

Hindustan Times 12 Apr 2024
Aditi Tapariya, Harshil Mistry, and Vaibhav Gupta of Team NIT Surat, who designed the Sweep robot to keep beaches clean from non-biodegradable waste, tell HT that the access to tech leaders from academia such as IIT Delhi and tech companies such as Samsung, are rare ... Rangan Banerjee, Director, IIT Delhi, in a statement shared with HT....

Express View on Andaman and Nicobar islands: Turning seaward

Indian Express 12 Apr 2024
These plans mark the end of Delhi’s prolonged strategic neglect of these islands ... As Delhi’s economic reforms began to change the picture in the 1990s, it was the Indian Navy that called for a fresh perspective on sea power ... A bestirred Delhi will hopefully waste no time in turning its impressive plans into concrete outcomes....

RWAs give charter of demands for LS polls

Hindustan Times 09 Apr 2024
Congress workers campaign in Delhi ahead of the May 25 Lok Sabha elections ... The demands, compiled by the United RWAs Joint Action (Urja) — an umbrella body of 2,500 RWAs — and released on Monday were an open call for political parties to work towards improving the lives of Delhi’s 20 million residents....
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File - Air pollution from factories in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Why does South Asia have the world’s worst air pollution?

Al Jazeera 02 Apr 2024
Children in India’s Delhi hit hard by smog ... New Delhi had 92.7, while Dhaka in Bangladesh had 80.2 and Pakistan’s smog-ridden Lahore recorded an average of 99.5 ... Northern India and Delhi have particularly poor air quality because of biomass burning – or the burning of wood or crop wastes to make fuel, coal burning and vehicle emissions....

Blue Planet acquires Vac-Tech Engineering to boost hazardous waste management

Suryaa 27 Mar 2024
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Sustainable waste management solutions provider Blue Planet on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Vac-Tech Engineering for an undisclosed sum. Blue Planet said in a statement that this acquisition will strengthen its technology in hazardous waste ......

UN Agency: Over 1 Billion Tons of Food Wasted Each Year

Beijing News 27 Mar 2024
Environment Program's Food Waste Index Report released Wednesday found that 19% of food produced around the world ended up as waste in 2022, equivalent to around 1.05 billion metric tons of food ... 'It is a travesty,' said co-author Clementine O'Connor, who focuses on food waste at UNEP....