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Impasse over conservation zones in Aravallis

While the forest department wants the ‘NCZ status yet to be decided’ category to be maintained for about 1,200 hectares of ‘bhood’ land (sandy foothills), DTCP officials want these areas to be excluded from the NCZ.
While the forest department wants the ‘NCZ status yet to be decided’ category to be maintained for about 1,200 hectares of ‘bhood’ land (sandy foothills), DTCP officials want these areas to be excluded from the NCZ.(HT FILE PHOTO)
While the forest department wants the ‘NCZ status yet to be decided’ category to be maintained for about 1,200 hectares of ‘bhood’ land (sandy foothills), DTCP officials want these areas to be excluded from the NCZ.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 22, 2018 04:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

Gurugram civic body starts clearing unauthorised waste dumps in Aravalli

The Haryana State Pollution Control Board and the forest department had issued notices to the MCG in July and August, respectively, instructing them to clean up the site and enforce the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.
A garbage collection point in Noida.(Burhaan Kinu/Pic for representational purposes only)
A garbage collection point in Noida.(Burhaan Kinu/Pic for representational purposes only)
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 05:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPrayag Arora-Desai, Gurugram

NGT fines Ecogreen for damage to environment

Several residents from villages near the Bandhwari landfill site had appeared before NGT and alleged water contamination in their area. They had told the NGT that continued dumping of waste at the Bandhwari landfill site has led a stream of “dirty, black water” or leachate into the Aravalli forest, polluting the aquifers around Delhi and Gurugram.
The green panel was hearing a plea filed by environmentalist Vivek Kamboj and Amit Chaudhary, alleging that the municipal corporations of Gurugram and Faridabad were disposing of industrial waste and construction debris in the forest areas.(HT File Photo)
The green panel was hearing a plea filed by environmentalist Vivek Kamboj and Amit Chaudhary, alleging that the municipal corporations of Gurugram and Faridabad were disposing of industrial waste and construction debris in the forest areas.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 24, 2018 08:48 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Drone mapping in Aravalli to focus on water scarcity in summer

According to the forest officials, 70% of mapping is over and they tracked water availability in the area.
Image of water pits in Aravallis forest as captured by drones.(HT Photo)
Image of water pits in Aravallis forest as captured by drones.(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 07, 2018 01:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByLeena Dhankhar, Gurugram

From leopards to krait, Aravalli drone mapping reveals 20 wildlife species

The drone mapping project of Aravalli forests began on June 16 and will continue until October.
Images of deer in Aravalli forests as captured by drones.(HT Photo)
Images of deer in Aravalli forests as captured by drones.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2018 02:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times,Gurugram | ByLeena Dhankhar

CMO summons Gurugram officer in connection with Aravalli encroachment

Rakesh Gupta, additional principal secretary to Haryana chief minister said the Gurugram officer has been summoned on August 3 and would present the status in the cases, following which he would review the progress.
The chief minister’s office (CMO) has summoned the district development and panchayat officer (DDPO) of Gurugram in connection with the encroachment of panchayat land located in the foothills of the Aravallis.(Representative Image/HT Photo)
The chief minister’s office (CMO) has summoned the district development and panchayat officer (DDPO) of Gurugram in connection with the encroachment of panchayat land located in the foothills of the Aravallis.(Representative Image/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 31, 2018 04:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByRashpal Singh

Trees don’t hinder development; they birth ecosystems, support life

Why is it that we find trees to be mere things, a hurdle in the way of development, the easiest casualty for a wider road or a housing project, asks Prerna Singh Bindra.
Over 150 people protested against the proposed cutting of 1300 trees to build a underpass and flyover at Gurugram’s Atul Kataria chowk and an auditorium at Bal Bhawan in Sector 4.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Over 150 people protested against the proposed cutting of 1300 trees to build a underpass and flyover at Gurugram’s Atul Kataria chowk and an auditorium at Bal Bhawan in Sector 4.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 31, 2018 02:54 PM IST
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ByPrerna Singh Bindra

Meet the Haryana farmer fighting to protect Aravalli forests since 1989

Ram Avtar Yadav is best known for taking on the Om Prakash Chautala government in 1989 by leading a social movement called ‘Disney Land Virodhi Morcha’ to save 28,900 acres of Aravalli forest land in Sohna.
Ram Avtar Yadav’s petition in NGT last year stopped transfer of forest land to NHAI for shifting Kherki Daula toll plaza.(Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)
Ram Avtar Yadav’s petition in NGT last year stopped transfer of forest land to NHAI for shifting Kherki Daula toll plaza.(Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2018 01:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByDhananjay Jha

Akbar left Fatehpur Sikri because of water shortage, where will Gurugram residents go?

Speedy urbanisation in the last two decades has increased the demand for water, which is exceeding the sustainable supply, and Gurugram now stands at a very critical juncture
Construction work near Ghata jheel, in Gurugram. Increasing concretisation of the city has reduced the potential for natural recharge, which in turn increases storm water run-off.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
Construction work near Ghata jheel, in Gurugram. Increasing concretisation of the city has reduced the potential for natural recharge, which in turn increases storm water run-off.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 02:35 PM IST
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ByLatika Thukral

Gurugram faces flood due to construction on Ghata lake, warns activists

The Ghata lake bed serves as the floodplain for Li nullah, a storm water drain which enters Gurugram from Delhi via Gwal Pahari.
A signboard, metres away from a new building erected on bed of Ghata lake, warns that non-forest activities on the land are liable to action under Forest Act.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A signboard, metres away from a new building erected on bed of Ghata lake, warns that non-forest activities on the land are liable to action under Forest Act.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 06:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPrayag Arora-Desai, Gurugram

Gurugram triple murder: Police hunt in Aravallis yields no clue

Three persons, two women and a man, were found dead with their throats slit in the Aravalli forest area near Ghamroj village, loacted 15km from Gurugram, on Tuesday.
A combing operation was carried out by 250 police personnel on Thursday near the place where the bodies were found.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
A combing operation was carried out by 250 police personnel on Thursday near the place where the bodies were found.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 19, 2018 10:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKartik Kumar, Gurugram

Gurgaon: Asian civet cat rescued, undergoing treatment

Doctor with the forest department said they would bring the two-year-old mammal to Gurgaon on Wednesday and release her in the Aravalli hills once she recovered
The Gurgaon wildlife department team rescued a two-year-old Asian civet cat from Gadoli village on Sunday.
The Gurgaon wildlife department team rescued a two-year-old Asian civet cat from Gadoli village on Sunday.
Published on Apr 04, 2018 06:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByLeena Dhankhar, Gurgaon

Gurgaon: Forest dept launches 24-hour toll-free helpline, task force starts functioning

The task force is meant to protect wild animals from poachers. The team will curtail poaching and illegal tree felling in the eco-sensitive areas of the Aravallis.
A peacock, with its legs caught in a metal trap, was spotted by residents and environmentalists near the Tata Raisina Residency in the Aravallis on December 8.(HT Photo)
A peacock, with its legs caught in a metal trap, was spotted by residents and environmentalists near the Tata Raisina Residency in the Aravallis on December 8.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 28, 2018 10:54 PM IST
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hindustan times | ByLeena Dhankhar, Gurgaon
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