By HT Correspondent, New Delhi:
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2021 04:16 AM IST
Gopal Rai said the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) inspected the landfill and prepared a detailed report that showed lapses on the part of the EDMC.
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Nilavro Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2021 05:21 PM IST
The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was tabled in the lower house of the parliament, where the Centre has a comfortable majority, on Monday by Union minister of state for home G Kishan Reddy.
PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 08:06 PM IST
By-elections to five municipal wards will be held on February 28 and results will be declared on March 3.
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 02:57 AM IST
BJP workers also held demonstrations outside the residences of Delhi ministers Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gahlot, Rajender Pal Gautam and Imran Hussain.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 12:46 PM IST
Delhi, on Wednesday, reported fewer than 6,000 new cases of Covid-19, with over 50,000 tests being conducted for the first time since October-end. The city recorded 5,246 Covid-19 cases and 61,778 tests
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 11:07 AM IST
Delhi is currently witnessing the third wave of Covid-19 with the national capital’s infection tally up at 545,787, as on Wednesday evening.
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 07:59 AM IST
Gopal Rai said the bio-decomoposer used on 22,000 acres of land in Delhi turned 90% crop residue into manure within 15-20 days.
Hindustan Times, new Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 07:45 AM IST
As per the Delhi government’s transplantation policy, 80% of the transplanted trees must survive after a year. Besides, compensatory plantation has to be carried out by the agency undertaking the work.
Air quality management commission should consider using bio-decomposer for stubble: Delhi environment minister
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 10:23 PM IST
Gopal Rai said that high pollution levels from stubble burning have also contributed to a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in the capital over the last 15 days
Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 03:21 PM IST
During a press conference here, Rai said that a 15-member impact assessment committee has ascertained the effectiveness of the Pusa bio-decomposer solution in reducing stubble burning in the capital.
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 01:19 AM IST
Addressing the media, Rai said, “We want to appeal to the opposition to support us in fighting pollution. I also want to appeal to the people to light lamps and not firecrackers.”
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 11:27 PM IST
Delhi government on Wednesday extended the ‘Red light on, Gaadi off’ campaign till November 30 as the city struggles to breathe due to rising air pollution.
Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 02:18 PM IST
Justifying the ban imposed on bursting firecrackers during the on-going festive period in the city, the Delhi Minister said that the ban was necessary amidst rising pollution during the pandemic.
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 12:01 AM IST
Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai on Friday said the panel will have five MLAs, and officials from IARI and agriculture department, who will assess the effectiveness of this solution in the rural pockets of the city.
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 03:26 PM IST
Minister Gopal Rai will convene a meeting with representatives from the environment department, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and the Delhi Police on Monday to chalk out a detailed action plan to enforce the ban
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 08:15 AM IST
A day after the contribution of stubble fires to the pollution load in Delhi’s air touched the season’s highest on Sunday at 40%, Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai accused the governments in the neighbouring states of living in denial while urging the Centre to find a lasting solution to the problem.
New Delhi, Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 03:58 PM IST
People can burst firecrackers between 8:00 pm and 10 pm only on festivals like Diwali and Gurpurab. On Christmas eve and New Year’s eve, it would be from 11:55 pm till 12:30 am only.
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2020 07:53 PM IST
Under the ordinance released by the Union ministry of law and justice on Thursday, the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) has been dissolved and replaced by a commission comprising over 20 members.
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2020 10:56 PM IST
The minister said the ‘Red light on, Gaadi off’ campaign now covers all the 70 assembly constituencies in the national capital. By November 2, it will cover all the 272 wards in the city, he said.
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 07:08 PM IST
Ahead of Diwali festival, the Delhi government will launch an anti-firecracker campaign from November 3, Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Wednesday.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 07:18 AM IST
The mobile application is part of the government’s seven-point action plan to fight air pollution, which was announced by chief minister Kejriwal on October 6.
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 04:52 AM IST
Arvind Kejriwal was accompanied by deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and environment minister Gopal Rai at the inauguration event.
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 02:16 AM IST
Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai’s office said from October 28, cabinet ministers including Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia will also join this campaign and will visit different traffic signals, urging drivers to participate in the ‘red light on, gaadi off campaign’.
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 01:24 AM IST
Starting October 15, the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (Epca), enforced several preventive measures listed under the “very poor” category, including banning diesel generator sets, starting mechanised sweeping, and closely monitoring the garbage burning ban, among other steps.
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 06:48 AM IST
Hundreds of environment marshals like Singh were deployed at 100 traffic signals across the national capital on Wednesday -- the first day of Delhi government’s awareness campaign, ‘red light on, gaadi off’ (red light on, ignition off) to reduce levels of vehicular emissions in the national capital.
2,500 volunteers at Delhi’s 100 major traffic signals for ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign: Gopal Rai
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 06:56 PM IST
Delhi environment minister said that if the Delhi government and its residents join forces and fight together in this war against pollution, the city will win.
Delhi govt to launch awareness campaign on green crackers, ensure their availability in market: Gopal Rai
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 06:36 AM IST
The strict regulations were put in place in view of the extremely high levels of air pollution during winters, which peak critically during Diwali.
‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’: Civil defence volunteers to be deployed at traffic intersections in Delhi
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2020 08:04 PM IST
The initiative will be launched from ITO, he said, adding that it will only be an awareness drive and nobody will be issued a “challan”.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 04:44 AM IST
A Delhi government release quoted environment minister Gopal Rai as saying that the police have identified 100 key traffic signals and the government will deploy a total of 2,500 environment marshals to carry out this campaign.
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 01:27 AM IST
Delhi’s air quality has consistently remained in the ‘poor’ category since October 7, with the AQI remaining over 200. On Monday, Delhi’s AQI was measured at 244.