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2 months on, revival work at Kanjli wetland yet to begin

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Jatinder Mahal, Kapurthala
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2019 11:06 PM IST
Govt had announced Rs 450 cr project in Sept, but admn is yet to allot contract to any firm
There are nine criteria for being accepted as a Ramsar site, including that the site should support vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered species or threatened ecological communities.(HT Photo)
There are nine criteria for being accepted as a Ramsar site, including that the site should support vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered species or threatened ecological communities.(HT Photo)

India backs Dhanauri for international wetland tag

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 04:35 AM IST
On May 29, the environment ministry’s national river conservation directorate wrote to the principal secretary of the Uttar Pradesh forest department, asking them to propose Dhanauri for Ramsar site tag.
The Dhanauri Wetland at Gautam Budh Nagar, Greater Noida, December 8. If we specifically take the urban sector, they help in flood control, watershed to store excess rainwater, replenishing groundwater, supplying freshwater, playing host to a diverse assemblage of species, and providing cultural and aesthetic value.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The Dhanauri Wetland at Gautam Budh Nagar, Greater Noida, December 8. If we specifically take the urban sector, they help in flood control, watershed to store excess rainwater, replenishing groundwater, supplying freshwater, playing host to a diverse assemblage of species, and providing cultural and aesthetic value.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Why the new report on wetlands must be treated as a red flag

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2018 01:16 PM IST
This undervaluation of wetlands must stop. It is important that the Global Wetland Outlook report is treated as a “red flag” by all governments since they contribute to 75 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators
A smoke-spewing diesel truck at Tawang’s Sela Pass. (Shivani Singh/HT Photo)
A smoke-spewing diesel truck at Tawang’s Sela Pass. (Shivani Singh/HT Photo)

From Delhi to faraway Tawang, no respite from smoke and dust

Hindustan Times | By Shivani Singh
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 07:21 PM IST
Factors leading to air pollution don’t vary much from cities to towns to remote hamlets making it a national crisis not just a local phenomenon
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