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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Tie-ups with industries to help civic body clear refuse-derived fuel waste at landfills

The Times of India 04 Oct 2022
New Delhi. Lieutenant governor Vinai Kumar Saxena’s initiative for disposal of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) waste through industries has started to yield results. The move is expected to help Municipal Corporation of Delhi clear 50,000 metric tonnes of waste from landfill sites besides generating annual savings of about Rs 7 crore....

Will take 4-5 years to properly resolve stubble burning issue: Punjab pollution control body 

Financial Express 04 Oct 2022
At a workshop organised by the Delhi-based Climate Trends in Chandigarh on Monday, PPCB Member Secretary Krunesh Garg said counting the number of farm fires is an inaccurate measure of ascertaining the scale of stubble burning and that the acreage of land being put on fire is the parameter to be measured....

Express Investigation: In groundwater near a Delhi landfill, heavy metals like lead and cadmium

Indian Express 03 Oct 2022
In groundwater near a Delhi landfill, heavy metals... “It is polluted groundwater,” said Shashank Shekhar, professor, Department of Geology, Delhi University, after he looked at the results ... Chloride is very high, and sulphate, which can be from organic waste, is marginally high, total alkalinity is very high ... Delhi Confidential ... delhi Express Premium....

In last swachhta test, three Delhi corporations manage to perform better, but not much

The Times of India 02 Oct 2022
NEW DELHI ... This was the last review of these civic bodies before they were unified into the Municipal Corporation of Delhi ... "Even in south Delhi colonies, there is no segregation of waste at source and the dumps are often dirty with garbage spill over," noted Chitra Mukherjee, an expert on circular economy and sustainable livelihood....

Secunderabad Cantonment Board climbs three spots in Swachh survey, ranked 4th

The Times of India 02 Oct 2022
In Swachh Survekshan-2022 survey, SCB scored 4,114 out of 7,500 marks in various categories including door-to-door waste collection, cleanliness of roads, parks and drains, among others ... On Saturday, President presented the awards to officials of in New Delhi....

Swachh rankings: Poor showing of erstwhile Delhi MCDs continues

Hindustan Times 01 Oct 2022
Delhi Cantonment slipped from its third spot last year to fifth this year, among the 62 participants in its category ... programme manager of Environmental Governance and Solid Waste Management, Centre for Science and Environment, said Delhi is yet to get its basics right ... Half of the 11,500 tonnes of waste Delhi generates daily ends up in dump sites....

Delhi’s civic bodies continue dismal performance in sanitation ranking

Indian Express 01 Oct 2022
Useless meetings waste time and $100 million a year for big companies ... Pathak said that the survey shows that BJP has failed on all parameters of sanitation like segregation of waste, cleaning landfills as well as the colonies of Delhi ... None of the three civic bodies in Delhi has managed to secure a position among the top 50%.Delhi News....

Delhi: Scrap your old car, get 25% off on road tax for new one

The Times of India 01 Oct 2022
NEW DELHI. Delhi government has given in-principle approval to offer rebate of up to 25% on road tax for vehicles purchased after scrapping of old vehicles ... Emphasising on an environmentally sustainable mobility infrastructure, Gahlot said many cities around the world were struggling with waste disposal and looking for efficient solutions....

Delhi Air Pollution: CM Arvind Kejriwal announces 15-point winter action plan. Details here | Mint

Live Mint 30 Sep 2022
In order to curb air pollution in the Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced a 15-point Winter Action Plan ... Kejriwal during his address said, 2 crore people of Delhi have taken many measures to get rid of pollution in association with AAP government ... Delhi's Winter Action Plan. ... 🗑️Waste Burning Ban ... ♻️E-waste Park....

Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal announces 15-point Winter Action Plan to check air pollution

Financial Express 30 Sep 2022
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced a 15-point Winter Action Plan to curb air pollution in the national capital ... “The Delhi government will install 233 anti-smog guns and 150 mobile anti-smog guns to curb pollution ... Obtain valid pollution certificate or face action, Delhi govt tells vehicle ownersAlso Read ... Delhi....

Anti-smog guns, e-waste park in 15-point Delhi Winter Action Plan to curb pollution

The Telegraph India 30 Sep 2022
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced a 15-point Winter Action Plan to curb air pollution in the national capital ... "The Delhi government will install 233 anti-smog guns and 150 mobile anti-smog guns to curb pollution ... Just like in Delhi, piped natural gas is used by industries, other states should also follow it," he said....

How experts responded to Delhi’s pollution action plan

Hindustan Times 30 Sep 2022
New Delhi. Environmental experts on Friday welcomed the 15-point winter action plan announced by the Delhi government to combat the annual crisis in the national capital while seeking more focus on enforcement of anti-pollution rules on the ground and citizen engagement....

Arvind Kejriwal's 15-point winter action plan to curb pollution in Delhi

The Times of India 30 Sep 2022
NEW DELHI ... "The Delhi government will install 233 anti-smog guns and 150 mobile anti-smog guns to curb pollution ... Apart from this, the government is also in the process of making an e-waste park where electronic waste collected from the national capital will be processed, he said....

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