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Concern raised over govt project to fill up Aravallis ponds with treated water

  • GMDA will install a pipeline from the Behrampur sewage treatment plant for releasing treated water in the existing water bodies, located on the stretch from Sakatpur to Gairatpur Bas village, in the foothills of Aravallis.
Natural pond located in Sikanderpur village near cremation ground in Gurugram. (Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Natural pond located in Sikanderpur village near cremation ground in Gurugram. (Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 18, 2021 01:59 PM IST
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By Suparna Roy, Hindustan Times, Gurugram

Experts sound caution over Delhi’s new tree policy

The survival rate of transplanted trees is very low while the process itself incurs a high cost and so the 80% target set under the policy is not achievable, the experts cautioned.
MCD workers clear the road where a sacred fig (Peepal) tree had fallen yesterday evening and damaged few cars in Daryaganj, New Delhi on Friday, October 2, 2020.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
MCD workers clear the road where a sacred fig (Peepal) tree had fallen yesterday evening and damaged few cars in Daryaganj, New Delhi on Friday, October 2, 2020.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 03:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi

Delhi: 71 butterfly species spotted

Experts said many species, during the Covid-19 lockdown, were seen to have reacquired geographical areas where they had become extinct.
The Common Silverline and Common Three Ring butterflies.(HT Photo)
The Common Silverline and Common Three Ring butterflies.(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2020 01:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai

Early lab studies offer hope for plant-based drugs to treat coronavirus

Research shows that constituents of Solanum nigrum bind with ACE 2 (an enzyme the Sars-Cov-2 virus uses to enter the body) and have the potential to inhibit viral replication; cytokine storm and inflammation.
In molecular docking studies conducted recently, Solanum nigrum (black nightshade; Makoy in Hindi), a weed and a vegetable commonly consumed in many parts of the country, the team says they found remarkable results. (HT Photo)
In molecular docking studies conducted recently, Solanum nigrum (black nightshade; Makoy in Hindi), a weed and a vegetable commonly consumed in many parts of the country, the team says they found remarkable results. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2020 07:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

Aravalli Biodiversity Park reopens: Eager visitors venture wilderness with masks, follow social distancing

A changed experience beckons for those visiting the Aravalli Biodiversity Park, with new rules in place amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Signages have been put up at the park to instruct people to follow social distancing.
Signages have been put up at the park to instruct people to follow social distancing.
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 01:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora, New Delhi

Government plans three new biodiversity parks in Gurugram district

Amit Khatri, deputy commissioner, added that the total area earmarked for restoration in different parts of the district under the Jal Shakti Abhiyan amounts to about 1,500 acres.
Amit Khatri, deputy commissioner, added that the total area earmarked for restoration in different parts of the district under the Jal Shakti Abhiyan amounts to about 1,500 acres.(HT image)
Amit Khatri, deputy commissioner, added that the total area earmarked for restoration in different parts of the district under the Jal Shakti Abhiyan amounts to about 1,500 acres.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 20, 2019 02:24 AM IST
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Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai

Aravalli Park revival in Gurugram on track, say birders

Environmentalists spot multiple microhabitats inside the Aravalli Biodiversity Park, an indicator that birds have started nesting here. Restoration of the park started in 2010 after years of stone mining
The sighting of endemic Indian birds in the park show that bioremediation has brought back a large number of native species.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
The sighting of endemic Indian birds in the park show that bioremediation has brought back a large number of native species.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2019 08:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai

Islands of animal, plant life in a concrete jungle in Aravalli Biodiversity Park

A cave in the pit was buzzing with a community of fruit bats, with some of the deadliest snakes such as the cobra visiting it to prey upon the unsuspecting chiropteran.
In 2016, birders had spotted the Indian Pitta in the park almost after a gap of 70 years. A year earlier, the pied hornbill was spotted in the park after 40 years.(HT Photo)
In 2016, birders had spotted the Indian Pitta in the park almost after a gap of 70 years. A year earlier, the pied hornbill was spotted in the park after 40 years.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2019 06:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur and Vatsala Shrangi

Up to us to turn around climate change within 12 years, say school students

Dressed in their uniforms and waving placards, students chanted, “How is the pollution? High Sir!”
School students from across the city convened at the Galleria Market.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
School students from across the city convened at the Galleria Market.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 26, 2019 07:07 AM IST
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Gurugram | By Sharanya Munsi

Residents of DLF-5 clear 200kg waste from the Aravallis

Plastic pollution is a problem plaguing the Aravallis.
Citizen activism for better conservation of the Aravallis has been mounting since November last year, when the NHAI revealed plans to build a six-lane highway through the area.(HTPhoto)
Citizen activism for better conservation of the Aravallis has been mounting since November last year, when the NHAI revealed plans to build a six-lane highway through the area.(HTPhoto)
Updated on May 20, 2019 11:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

Global cities nurture public spaces, we can learn from it

Our cities have become a mass of buildings and roads and often just a chaotic mess. The few public spaces that Gurugram has are more an afterthought.
Gurugram should preserve the wonderful Aravalli Biodiversity park instead of planning roads to run through it.(Yogendra Kumar/HT File)
Gurugram should preserve the wonderful Aravalli Biodiversity park instead of planning roads to run through it.(Yogendra Kumar/HT File)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 11:15 AM IST
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By Kalpana Viswanath

‘The words may be in different languages but music is the same’: Parvathy Baul

Parvathy Baul narrated, sang and danced to stories about a world free of the shackles of religion and finding bliss in a simple and carefree life. Anando (happiness) was an integral part of her Bengali renditions.
Parvathy Baul performed at the Gurgaon Utsav on Sunday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT)
Parvathy Baul performed at the Gurgaon Utsav on Sunday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT)
Published on Mar 20, 2019 01:17 AM IST
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Gurugram | By Kankana Roy Jain

Gurugram’s art and music extravaganza starts today in the lap of Aravallis

The Gurgaon Utsav, which is in its eighth year, starts today and will continue through the weekend. The festival, which is going to be held at the open air amphitheatre at the Aravalli Biodiversity Park, is a celebration of different art forms and is one of the oldest and most-awaited festival in the city.
The three-day festival will see Punjabi folk artists Hari and Sukhmani (above) croon folk songs to contemporary beats. Baul music artiste Parvathy Baul will also perform at the three-day event.(HT File Photo)
The three-day festival will see Punjabi folk artists Hari and Sukhmani (above) croon folk songs to contemporary beats. Baul music artiste Parvathy Baul will also perform at the three-day event.(HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 15, 2019 08:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kankana Roy Jain

Third edition of Kala Utsav in Gurugram set to enthral audience this weekend

At the coming weekend, Rangbhoomi, the open air theatre at Sector 29, will transform into a musical stage with notes of sitar and sarod, tabla and ghungroo reverberating through the air, as it will host the third edition of the Gurugram Kala Utsav.
The two-day fest is being organised by an Odissi dance academy and a not-for-profit organisation.(Sourced)
The two-day fest is being organised by an Odissi dance academy and a not-for-profit organisation.(Sourced)
Published on Mar 12, 2019 06:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kankana Roy Jain

Gurugram civic body may shift Sufi Nights out of biodiversity park

The amphitheatre was built in 2010 by the MCG, in consultation with an NGO called IAmGurgaon, which played an instrumental role in restoring the Biodiversity Park from an erstwhile stone quarry to its current biodiversity-rich status.
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) is contemplating changing the venue for its upcoming Sufi Nights festival after environmentalists highlighted that the amphitheatre inside Aravalli Biodiversity Park(HT File Photo)
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) is contemplating changing the venue for its upcoming Sufi Nights festival after environmentalists highlighted that the amphitheatre inside Aravalli Biodiversity Park(HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 11, 2019 04:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai

Turning the city green, a million trees at a time

In 2009, she, along with two other citizens, founded ‘I am Gurgaon’, which has, in collaboration with civic bodies and corporates, gone on to preserve the city’s nature and wilderness
Latika Thukral, the founder of I am Gurgaon, in Gurugram. She helped make the Biodiversity Park into what it is today.(Parveen Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Latika Thukral, the founder of I am Gurgaon, in Gurugram. She helped make the Biodiversity Park into what it is today.(Parveen Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 09, 2019 08:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sonali Verma

Gurugram must treat its parks, forests as green infrastructure

Studies have attributed monetary value to services trees provide, such as health benefits, temperature control, carbon absorption, among others. It’s time we started treating forests as engines of growth.
Students from Gurugram schools protest against the proposed six-lane highway through Gurugram’s Aravalli Biodiversity Park.(Yogendra Kumar/HT File)
Students from Gurugram schools protest against the proposed six-lane highway through Gurugram’s Aravalli Biodiversity Park.(Yogendra Kumar/HT File)
Updated on Feb 20, 2019 03:19 PM IST
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Gurugram, are you up for Aravalli plant mapping?

An effort to monitor re-forestation of the hills surrounding the city is on, with active citizen participation.
Residents will be carrying out the plant mapping activity at Aravalli Biodiversity Park. The activity will continue for two months.
Residents will be carrying out the plant mapping activity at Aravalli Biodiversity Park. The activity will continue for two months.
Updated on Jan 02, 2019 01:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora, Gurugram

To save Aravalli Biodiversity Park, NHAI now looks for alternative route

Following massive protests and public outcry, the NHAI is examining alternatives to the two proposed link road projects which involved building a road throught the Aravalli Biodiversity Park.
In October, hundreds of people came out to protest against a proposed six-lane expressway which would have cut into a third of the Aravalli Biodiversity Park’s 380 acres.(HT File)
In October, hundreds of people came out to protest against a proposed six-lane expressway which would have cut into a third of the Aravalli Biodiversity Park’s 380 acres.(HT File)
Updated on Dec 20, 2018 12:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

Students take out march against expressway through Aravalli Biodervsity Park

Students of Gurugrm schools have voiced concern against the NHAI’s proposed six-lane expressway which, many claim, threatens the Aravalli Biodiversity Park in the city.
On the morning of Children’s Day, 5,000 students,teachers, and volunteers from 31 city schools gathered at the Aravalli Biodiversity Park in Gurugram.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
On the morning of Children’s Day, 5,000 students,teachers, and volunteers from 31 city schools gathered at the Aravalli Biodiversity Park in Gurugram.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 15, 2018 01:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sadia Akhtar

Activists seek demolition of amphitheatre inside Gurugram’s Aravalli Biodiversity Park

Activists say the amphitheatre inside the Aravalli Biodiversity Park in Gurugram was a “gross violation” of environmental laws which prevent any non-forestry activities in the Aravallis without approval from the ministry of environment.
Aravalli Biodiversity Park at MG road. The amphitheatre inside the park occasionally hosts musical or cultural events, such as the annual Gurgaon Utsav.(HT File)
Aravalli Biodiversity Park at MG road. The amphitheatre inside the park occasionally hosts musical or cultural events, such as the annual Gurgaon Utsav.(HT File)
Updated on Nov 14, 2018 02:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai

Biodiversity park exemplifies sustainability, too valuable an asset to lose, say experts

The campaign to save the Aravalli Biodiversity Park (ABDP) continued to gain momentum on October 30. Dissent on social media also gained steam, fuelled by hashtags including #SaveBiodiversityPark and #NahiToNHAI.
The campaign to save the Aravalli Biodiversity Park (ABDP) continued to gain momentum on October 30.(HT File Photo)
The campaign to save the Aravalli Biodiversity Park (ABDP) continued to gain momentum on October 30.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 03, 2018 04:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurgaon | By Prayag Arora-Desai, Gurugram

Gurugram’s pollution response system needs a complete overhaul

The existing model of Gurugram planning has exacerbated the level of pollution in the city. The period between November 1 and 10 is going to be the worst.
Vehicles move through Delhi- Gurugram Expressway amid dense smog and with increasing air pollution, in Gurugram, on Monday, October 29, 2018.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Vehicles move through Delhi- Gurugram Expressway amid dense smog and with increasing air pollution, in Gurugram, on Monday, October 29, 2018.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 01, 2018 02:27 PM IST
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By Kalpana Viswanath

Tourism at Madhogarh Fort will accelerate Aravalli deforestation

The building of a pucca, blacktopped road will split the habitat, the edges along the road will degrade the forest.
Madhogarh Fort in Mahendergarh.(HT Photo)
Madhogarh Fort in Mahendergarh.(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 25, 2018 04:34 AM IST
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Gurugram | By Prerna Bindra

Butterfly population on the rise in Delhi biodiversity parks, say experts

The number of butterfly species at the six biodiversity parks in Delhi has increased this year as compared to 2017, experts say
A butterfly rests on a flower in a city garden in Ludhiana on Tuesday, September 04, 2018.(HT File Photo)
A butterfly rests on a flower in a city garden in Ludhiana on Tuesday, September 04, 2018.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2018 09:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

7th Gurgaon Utsav: Folk enthusiasts, get ready to catch soulful performances

Presenting a potpourri of folk music and storytelling in the Millennium City, a host of artists will take centre stage at Aravalli Biodiversity Park for three days, starting April 13.
Fans can expect musician duo Nooran sisters to sing their popular renditions Teriyaan Tu Jaane and Patakha Guddi at this popular event in Gurugram.
Fans can expect musician duo Nooran sisters to sing their popular renditions Teriyaan Tu Jaane and Patakha Guddi at this popular event in Gurugram.
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 07:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora, Gurgaon
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