New Delhi District
India

Population: 249998
Area of jurisdiction: 43 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
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Renewable energy target: n/a 9% by 2017
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
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Government GHG Emissions
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Mitigation actions

Mass Rapid Transport System
Mass Rapid Transport System is being constructed with the objective to place a non-polluting, efficient and affordable rail based mass rapid transit system for NCT of Delhi, duly integrated with other modes of transport. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Mahatma Gandhi Institutefor combating Climate Change (programs & Activities)
The main thrust of the Institute will be sustainable development through Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the processes related with it. This will include application of New & Renewable Energy Sources, Green Building Concepts etc. For this purpose, the institute organizes various activities. The Programmes for the year 2009-10 are available in the Calender TRAININGS/ CONFERENCES / SEMINARS / ORIENTATIONS COURSES MGICCC conducts regular Trainings, Conferences, Seminars and Orientation programmes for different category of participants in the above said subject and the information relating to the said Programmes is available in the Programme Calendar. Institute conducts two week training programme on Renewable Energy Devices to ITI passed students.At present Government of Haryana is sending its students regularly. The similar proposals of State of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh are in process. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (RURAL DEVELOPMENT)PROGRAMME In order to achieve the objective of mass education and awareness about NAPCC and climate change ageanda for daily (2009-2012),Energy efficency,renewal energy applications in different sectors etc, institute conducts community development programmes and community contact programmes involving,the participation of Schools/Colleges/Eco-clubs, Students/Teachers, Rural Women Youth and Farmers etc. CLIMATE CHANGE CONSCIOUSNESS MOVEMENT Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi Mrs. Sheila Dikshit launched Climate Change Consciousness Movement on 25th August 2009 and invoked everyone to take up this challenge in his/her own capacity. During this programme she launched 8-point agenda on Climate Change as under:- No use of plastic bags Use of Solar Energy Water Harvesting Waste Segregation No sticking of posters / advertisement on public places Recycling of used papers Saving the Power & Water Car Pooling Start year  
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Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status Completed
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REEERM center's List of Projects completed
1. Lightening & illuminations through SPV at Safdarjung Tomb under SADP of MNRE 2. Lightening & illuminations through SPV at Jantar Mantar under SADP of MNRE Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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REEERM center's activities
Adoption of mandatory Energy Conservation Building Code in all Government Building and in all new building projects.Energy efficiency of existing Government Buildings through retrofitting to be carried out so as to achieve at least rating of one star from BEE under their Building labeling programme. 100 such buildings have been identified and in first phase 15 buildings are being taken up. Mandatory use of Compact Fluorescent Lamp and Electronics Chokes in Govt. Building/Govt. aided institution/Boards, Corporations. Mandatory use of Solar Water Heaters in Delhi in different categories of buildings like Industries, Hotels, Hospitals, Canteens , corporate and residential building having area of Five Hundred sq. meters or above, Government buildings, etc. Mandatory use of ISI marked Motor pump sets, Power capacitor, Foot/Reflex valves in Agriculture Sector: Promotion of CFL/LED in all buildings, street lightings and hoardings, advertisements etc. Provision of subsidy for promoting battery operated vehicles. Policy/programmes for Solar power generation are under consideration. Policy on solar lighting of monoments and waste to energy Projects. Start year  
Sector  
Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Climate Change Action Plan
The Aim and objective of the Schemes Carbon Credit Facility (Climate Change) is to Promote and facilitate the Environment friendly projects for reduction in the emissions of Greenhouse Gases, and addressing climate change related issues. Climate Change Agenda for Delhi 2009-12 released by Shri. Jairam Ramesh Hon’ble Minister of State, Environment and Forests, Govt. of India in the presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Smt. Sheila Dikshit, on 5th Nov. 2009 at 12.30 pm at Auditorium, Delhi Secretariat, New Delhi. The Infrastructural Agencies in general agreed to adopt the following concepts in making CDM projects: Energy Conservation Use of CFL and Electric Chokes Solar Water Heating Systems Efficient Street-lighting Efficient use of water pumps Energy efficient buildings Promotion of LEDs Solar Air-conditioning, etc. Further to Climate Change Agenda for Delhi 2009-12, State of Action Plan for Climate Change (SAPCC) beyond 2012 is being prepared. Start year 2009
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Electronic Waste Management
Electronic Waste The Waste Electrical and Electronic equipments (e-waste) need to be properly managed and disposed off. Keeping this objective, Government of India has notified E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011. The Electrical and Electronic waste in a broader sense covers the mainframe minicomputers, personal computers, laptops, notebook computers, notepad computers, printer including cartridges, copying equipments, electrical and electronic typewriters, facsimiles telex, telephones, television sets (including LED & LCD display) refrigerator, washing machine, air-conditioners. These rules are available at: http://moef.nic.in/downloads/rules-and-regulations/1035e_eng.pdf. The said Rules have come into force w.e.f. 01.05.2012. These Rules apply to every producer, consumer or bulk consumer involved in sale, purchase and processing of electrical and electronic equipment or components as specified in Schedule-1, collection center, dismantler and recycler of e-waste. The implementing agency for these rules in Delhi is DPCC. Central Pollution Control Board has issued the guidelines for implementation of E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011. Also as per Finance Department, Government of Delhi, Office Memorandum vide No. F13/2/2010-AC/dsfa/DSIII/731-732 for unserviceable articles of all the Departments of Government of NCT of Delhi should be done by MSTC. It is mandatory to hand over all the E-waste through MSTC to the authorized collection centers or registered dismantlers or recyclers as mentioned below: 1. M/s Earth Sense Recycle Pvt. Ltd. 2. M/s Greenscape Eco Management Pvt. Ltd. 3. M/s. SIMS Recycling Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 4. M/s Attero Recycling Pvt. Ltd. Besides these, DPCC has authorized two E-waste Collection centers in Delhi, which are as follows: 1. M/s Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group 2. M/s HRA E-waste Private Limited Any violation of the provisions is punishable as per the provisions of section 15 of the Environment Protection Act, 1986 which may attract fine upto Rupees One Lakh or imprisonment for a maximum period of five years or both. Start year 2010
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Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Municipal Solid Waste (Okhla & Ghazipur Waste to energy plant)
Municipal Solid Waste Approximately 8000 MT MSW generated daily in Delhi. Okhla Waste to Energy Plant: 1950 Ton per day MSW. Electricity generation capacity is 16 MW. Ghazipur Waste to Energy Plant: 1300 Ton per day MSW with output of 450 Tons RDF. This is under process & is expected to be done by 2013. Electricity generation capacity wil be 10 MW. Narela Waste to Energy Plant: 1200 Tons per day MSW with output of 450 Tons RDF 24 MW Power. MCD Compost Plant at Bhalaswa Sanitary Landfill Site: Composting is being done for 500 MT/day. Compost Plant at Okhla: 200 Tons per day. APMC: Existing Compost plant of capacity 125TPD is being upgraded to 200 TPD. Decentralized Green Waste Management Generation of biodiesel from waste cooking oil in an environmentally sound way. A Pilot project based on Nisargruna Technology of BARC for converting biodegradable waste into biogas has been installed at Delhi Secretariat. Delhi Cabinet has approved bio-gas production from bio-degradable waste using BARC developed Nisargruna technology by giving fiscal incentives to the tune of 33% of plant cost. Potential exist in hotels, Hospital canteens, Group Housing Societies, etc. Start year 2010
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Measures to control Air Pollution
Air Pollution sources are Transportation, Industries and Domestic air emissions The Govt of Delhi has taken the following steps to ensure control of air pollution from vehicles: 1. More than 15 year old commercial / transport vehicles have been phased out. 2. Entire public transport has been switch over to CNG fuel mode (appx. 1,60,000). 3. Implementation of Bharat Stage IV/Euro-IV emission norms. Sulphur content in Diesel has been reduced upto 50 PPM sinsce April 2010. 500 PUCs being linked on the net so that daily reports can be downloaded & monitoring can be done. Air Ambience Fund has been created by levying fee on the sale of diesel at the rate of Re. 0.25 per liter in the NCT of Delhi. The Air Ambience Fund is utilized for promoting clean technologies. VAT refund of 12.5% allowed for conversion of vehicles to clean fuel like CNG Use of Battery operated Vehicles having zero tailpipe emissions are being given concessions upto 30% of the price of the vehicles. Gas based Power Plants are being promoted. Whole of Delhi declared as air pollution control area under Air Act. Stringent emission norms for industries and thermal power stations Installation of Emission Control System in air polluting industries Burning of leaves/plastics is prohibited Use of 5 KVA or more capacity of DG set is prohibited from 10 PM to 6AM except in group housing societies. Also, acoustic enclosure has been made mandatory in DG sets 6000 cell phone towers and 600 Nursing Homes have been asked to provide acoustic enclosure and proper stack height in DG sets. Start year 2010
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Subsidy Scheme for promotion of Solar Water Heating System for Domestic Household consumers/Non Commercial Institutions like Housing Societies, NGO, Hostel.
Delhi Govt. has made the use of solar water heating system mandatory in the buildings like Industries, Hospitals, Nursing homes, Hotels, Canteen, Residential buildings having an area of 500 sq.m, and above educational colleges, hostels, technical or vocational colleges etc. Govt. of Delhi is providing rebate/ incentive of Rs. 6000/- to domestic consumers and upto Rs. 60000/- @ Rs. 6000/- per 100 LPD to Non-Comercial Institutes. 45 solar water heater installed in schools & colleges of Delhi so far and 50 more being installed this year. Cost for 1000 liter of solar water heater is about Rs.1.2 to 1.4 lakh Savings are 50 – 85% annually on power bills. Start year 2012
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Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Integrated Municipal Waste Processing Complex at Ghazipur, Delhi
East Delhi Waste Procession Company Private Limited (EDWPC) is working in close co-ordination with Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for developing a waste processing facility at the Ghazipur site to be developed on a build, operate and transfer basis to enable augmentation of the waste disposal capabilities of MCD. The integrated municipal waste-processing complex is proposed to include a MSW processing plant at Ghazipur to produce Refuse Derives Fuel (RDF) along with a power plant of 10 MW capacities where the RDF derived from the waste will be used as fuel to produce renewable electricity. The plant shall be capable of processing 1300 TPD of MSW. The project also addresses acute energy crisis faced by northern India by producing 10 MW of clean electricity that will be supplied to the local region. The components of the project are further listed below. Thus the project would achieve significant reduction in GHG emissions (111,949 metric tonnes CO2 equivalent per annum) due to the following two components. 1. Avoidance of methane emission from dumping solid waste in the landfill sites. 2. Replacement of energy from carbon intensive NEWNE regional grid of India by supply of renewable electricity. Over the 10 years of period, it is estimated that total reduction would be 1119493 tonnes of CO2e. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of Low Green House Gases (GHG) emitting rolling stock cars in metro system (Project 1351)
The purpose of the project is to install low GHG emitting rolling stocks having regenerative braking system in Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). The only metro in the country i.e. Kolkata metro uses the conventional rheostatic braking technology, with regenerative braking technology fitted rolling stocks. The regenerated electrical energy is used by other rolling stocks on the line operating in powering mode. The regenerated electrical energy reduces the consumption of equivalent grid electrical energy required by the powering trains. There by conserving electrical energy and subsequently reducing the emission of 41,160 metric tonnes CO2 equivalent per annum and over the 10 years of period, it is estimated that total reduction would be 411600 tonnes of CO2e. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Upgradation, Operation and Maintenance of 200 TPD Composting facility at Okhla, Delhi
The objective of Okhla MSW Composting Project at Delhi is to avoid methane emissions from anaerobic decomposition of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in a landfill site through controlled aerobic decomposition in a windrow composting process. The aerated composting process will avoid methane emissions and will also result in compost as a product that can be utilized as organic fertilizer for agricultural purposes. The Okhla Project will treat biodegradable waste predominantly from vegetable market(s) of Delhi and on average it will divert approximately 73,000 tons of MSW per year (200 TPD) that otherwise would be disposed in nearby landfill site if the project was not constructed. Project would achieve reduction of 33,461 metric tonnes CO2 equivalent per annum and 234231 tonnes of CO2e over the seven years of time period. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Upgradation and expansion of A.P.M.C compost plant at Tikri, Delhi
The objective of the project is construction and expansion of compost production facility for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) located at Tikri in Delhi. The project involves adopting improved and scientific method for aerobic decomposition of Bio-Degradable component of MSW at Tikri. The Project comprises measures to avoid production of methane from biomass and other organic matter which would otherwise have been left to decay in Solid Waste Disposal Site (SWDS) without methane recovery. Due to the project activity, decay is prevented through aerobic treatment by composting and proper soil application of the compost. The project will contribute to mitigation of Greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions (35,329 metric tonnes CO2 equivalent per annum) through aerobic decomposition of the organic waste. Over the 7 years of period, it is estimated that total reduction would be 247308 tonnes of CO2e. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Expansion of Nature and Waste Bhalaswa Composting Plant at Delhi
The proposed Project activity will modernize and expand the operations of existing MSW composting plant owned and operated by Nature and Waste Management (P) Limited at Bhalaswa on the outskirts of Delhi adjacent to the large Bhalaswa landfill. Nature and Waste Management (P) Limited plans to expand its operations to 1,000 tons per day (tpd) with assistance of carbon finance. The modern aerobic windrow composting process produces a saleable compost product from a waste material that would otherwise have been placed in a landfill, generating large quantities of methane and other noxious gases, as well as leachate that seeps into and pollutes ground and surface waters at the landfill site. When in full production, some 365,000 tons of waste will be treated annually in the plant. It is estimated that for the first 10 years of operation of the expanded plant the average annual reduction in methane emissions will be equivalent to 54,173 tons CO2e per year and over the 10 years of time period total reduction would be 541,728 tons CO2e. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Metro Delhi, India (Project 4463)
The objective of the project is the establishment and operation of an efficient, safe, rapid, convenient, comfortable and effective modern mass transit system ensuring high ridership levels in the city of Delhi, India. The total length of metro tracks included in the project is 102 km4. For 2011 Metro Delhi expects to transport 1.1 million passengers per day over an average trip length of around 14km. The first section of the first corridor of Phase II started construction September 2005. Phase II is expected to be fully operational by end 20107. Core aspects of Metro Delhi are: _ A new infrastructure consisting of 102 kilometres of state-of-the art metro with new trains, and preboard ticketing using rechargeable electronic cards. _ Equipment and turnstiles at the entrance to each station will deduct the corresponding fare. _ Centralized coordinated train control providing monitoring and communications to schedule services and real-time response to contingencies. _ Daily 1.1 million passengers transported. Project will contribute in annual reduction of 529,043 metric tonnes CO2 equivalent and over the 7 years of time period total reduction would be 3,703,304 tonnes of CO2eq. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Efficient mode of public transportation by DAMEPL, India
The purpose of the project is to establish link between various areas with the IGI Airport through safe, efficient, convenient, comfortable and modern transport system in the city of Delhi. The Delhi Airport Metro Express Line is proposed to cover a length of approximately 22.69 Kms from New Delhi Railway Station to Dwarka Sector 21, via IGI Airport. The corridor has six stations enrouted – New Delhi, Shivaji Stadium, Dhaula Kuan, NH-8, IGI Airport and Dwarka. The project is executed as part of phase II network of Delhi metro, which is also including other corridors executed at different places in the city and is proposed to be constructed for a total length of 75 Kms.The proposed project will considerably reduce the travel time and improves the accessibility of passengers directly from New Delhi Railway station to Airport and Dwarka. The project is expected to result in average of 43,756 tCO2 e emission reductions per annum and over a period of 10 years total reduction would be 4,37,559 tCO2 e. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Green Initiatives undertaken during Common Wealth Games 2010
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Sector Buildings
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Treatment of all the Waste Water by setting up STPs and providing sewer networks by 2021/2031
  Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Restoration of all Water Bodies by 2012 wherever possible.
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Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Connection of all households to sewer system by 2021.
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Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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Waste Water treatment through Interceptor sewers by 2017
  Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Phased implementation of waste water treatment & reuse in institutional and in other buildings.
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Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Utilization of Sludge using irradiation techniques.
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Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Efficient Leakage management in Water Supply
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Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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11 Common Effluent Treatment Plants
  Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Methane Gas Recovery System from Waste Water to Produce Energy
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Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Energy Auditing at Sewage Processing and Pumping Terminals
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Sector Other Emissions
Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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Reuse of Treated Waste Water for Non Potable Usage
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Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Energy Auditing at water treatment plant
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Sector Other Emissions
Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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e Waste Management
65 e waste collection bins have provided in schools, colleges, central and state government offices for e waste collection and final disposal through authorized e waste recyclers. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Promotion of Decentralised Waste Management
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Sector Waste
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Treatment of Bio Degradable Waste
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Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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200 - Paper Recycling Unit
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Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Biogas Plant for Delhi Secretariat Canteen
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Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Use of Renewable Energy Sources
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Efficient Lighting Equipment
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Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Delhi Metro Rail
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Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Delhi's Mass Transport System
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Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Coal based thermal power plants are replaced by gas based power plants
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Introduction of battery operated vehicles
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Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Public Transport Infrastructure Improvement
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Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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CNG based transportation system
  Start year 2004
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Yamuna bird park
Yamuna Biodiversity Park at Wazirabad is spread over 157 acres of land. Around 10 ecosystems including 2000-3000 species of flora and fauna are to be generated under the project. Over the years number of bird species has grown from 25 in 2002 to 150 in 2004. Start year 2004
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status Completed
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Water bodies
In view of the unavoidable reliance on ground water there is a pressing need to augment the declining groundwater reserves. Dispersed aquifer recharge structures for enriching the local ground water regime and enable sustained tube well operations in the local area Habitats for aquatic and avian bio-diversity which is vanishing from Delhi Substantially add to the visual attraction of the area Cool the micro-climate Offer recreational possibilities Increase soil moisture to support enhanced vegetation growth in the localized area Start year  
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Delhi Park and Garden Society Functions
Delhi has just 8% forest area that is more or less covered with greenery. While the State has about 20% green cover. For ecological sustainability one-third of total geographical area needs to be under green foliage cover in plains that applies to Delhi also. There are more than 15000 parks and gardens in NCT spread in about 5000 ha in various locations through out Delhi. Hence these parks and gardens, wide roadsides and central verges etc. have a wide scope to increase the area under green cover to fulfill the target of ecological sustenance. At present these areas are managed by various agencies like MCD, DDA, NDMC, PWD, CPWD etc. A few of them are very well managed while many are not in good shape. Some of Resident Associations are very active in managing these parks while many others are less active resulting in their poor management. To coordinate the management of parks and gardens in National Capital Territory Delhi State Govt. has formed a Society namely Delhi Parks and Garden Society registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860. he objectives of the Society are: Create a green environment in Delhi. Identify vacant spaces and take up greening projects. Work with local bodies to take up greening works in parks. Take up projects for planting trees and shrubs in avenues. Involve RWAs in maintaining parks and gardens. Incentivise the NGOs in taking up greening activities. Gives funds to RWAs and NGOs who are involved in greening activities. Hold competitions to encourage greening. Provide advice to others by engaging consultants Maintain nurseries and parks on its own. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Plastic Waste management
According to the present scenario about 574 TPD of plastic waste is generated in Delhi. Plastic waste especially carry bags has been creating nuisance in Delhi despite over 12 years of massive awareness campaign “Say No To Plastic Bags”. Hon’ble High Court of Delhi had passed a judgment in August 2008 for imposing ban on plastic carry bags in main markets, local shopping centers, etc. subsequent to which Government of Delhi had issued a notification on 07.01.2009. Since even 2 years after the issue of 07.01.2009 Notification, the results were not encouraging. Delhi Govt. decided to put a blanket ban on plastic carry bags in NCT of Delhi. Consequently, a Notification imposing ban on manufacture, sales, storage, usage, import and transport in the NCT of Delhi was issued on 23.10.2012 Start year  
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Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Measure to control Noise Pollution
The major sources are industrial, aircraft, transportation and diesel generator sets. Government of Delhi has notified an area of 100 meters, around the hospitals with 100 beds or more, educational institutions with 1000 students or more, all court complexes, all Govt. Office complexes as Silence Areas/Zones. Acoustic enclosure is mandatory for Diesel Generator sets. As per Hon’ble LG’s order, Generator sets of more than 5 KVA capacities are banned between 10.00 PM to 6.00AM, except for group housing societies Start year 2009
Sector  
Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Measures to control Water Pollution
Major sources: Domestic sewage and Industrial effluent. Problems: Lesser Dissolved Oxygen, Higher Bio-Chemical Oxygen Demand, Fecal coliform and Toxic chemicals and heavy metals. The Govt. of Delhi has ensured that more than 1200 industrial units have installed effluent treatment plants to treat their industrial wastewater. 13 Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) which treat wastewater generated from 15 industrial areas are being monitored every month. 23 Sewage Treatment Plants of 512 MGD capacity, which have been installed to treat the sewage, are being monitored every month. Interceptor sewer concept is being implemented by DJB on 3 major drains (Najafgarh, Supplementary and Shahadra drains) to keep Yamuna clean. Installation of On Site STP/ETP in up coming construction projects. Recycle & Reuse of treated waste water for flushing, horticulture, cooling, etc are being encouraged. Start year 2010
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations
Over the last four years, distinct improvement has been recorded in the ambient air quality of Delhi in terms of suspended particulate matter (SPM), Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Oxides of Nitrogen (NO) and Lead. This was achieved through persistent efforts of phasing out old commercial vehicles, introduction of unleaded petrol and low Sulphur Diesel, extensive use of CNG based vehicles and increase in forest cover. 5 Automated Continuos Monitoring Stations have been installed by DPCC in the year 2010 for ambient quality monitoring as per new notified air quality standards. Start year 2010
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Environmental Awareness Programs
About 2000 Eco-Clubs have been established in various schools/colleges of Delhi, which include Government Schools. These Eco-Clubs are conducting various environmental activities throughout the year. At the end of every year, Annual Eco Meet and Environmental Exhibition is organized wherein the representatives from all the Eco-club schools participate and exhibit various eco friendly products. According to the present scenario about 574 TPD of plastic waste is generated in Delhi. Plastic waste especially carry bags has been creating nuisance in Delhi despite over 12 years of massive awareness campaign “Say No To Plastic Bags”. Hon’ble High Court of Delhi had passed a judgment in August 2008 for imposing ban on plastic carry bags in main markets, local shopping centers, etc. subsequent to which Government of Delhi had issued a notification on 07.01.2009. Eco-care Programme (Environment and Sanitation drive ) in the residential areas is conducted with the help of RWAs, Eco-club schools/colleges, NGO's, Educational Institutions etc.These programmes evoked enthusiastic response from all the stakeholders indicating the success of the Bhagidari concept. Anti-Fire Crackers Campaign is conducted every year on the occasion of Diwali festival with full support of citizens of Delhi especially the school children through Eco Clubs. The RWAs, NGOs, MTAs, Corporates are also actively involved. This Campaign is one the success stories of the Department of Environment since the last few years. The spirit of Bhagidari is a guiding factor behind the success Khelo Holi Naturaly Campaign is conducted every year during the Holi Festival to encourage the use of Natural Colours, instead of chemicals and Synthetic colours Awareness regarding menace created by littering of plastic bags, for use of alternate to plastic bags, like jute bags, cloth bags/paper bags etc also being carried out. Start year 2009
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Plantation (a Million Tree Campaign, 2011 )
As per latest Forest Survey of India report 2011, Green cover of Delhi has increased to about 296.20 sq km in 2009 from 26 Sq. Km in 1997. After having achieved unprecedented success in increasing the green cover, efforts have been sustained to plant more and more trees on vacant lands through active involvement of greening agencies and community participation. This also includes free distribution of saplings to schools, RWAs, NGOs and other citizen groups through Forest Department’s nurseries, petrol pumps, CNG Stations, mother dairy booths etc and financial assistance to RWAs for maintenance of parks and gardens. In 2009, Delhi received INDIRA PRIYADARSHINI VRIKSHA MITRA AWARDS from Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India for increasing and maintaining the green cover in Delhi. Today, Delhi has nearly 20000 small/medium/big parks and gardens, 40 city forests, 5 ridge areas, 2 bio-diversity parks and other green belts. Under City Plants a Million Tree Campaign, 2011 conducted during monsoon,a total of 14.5 lakh saplings have been planted by various departments / agencies / organizations. This year also similar campaign during monsoon will be conducted. The Forest department is striving to increase the forest and tree cover in Delhi to 310 sq.km by the end of 2012 The Forest department liste the Common Trees Available in Delhi. To see the list (Click Here). Parks and gardens in Delhi are being maintained and developed through Delhi Parks and Garden Society (DPGS), an autonomous body under Department of Environment, which also provide financial assistance to RWAs / NGOs for maintaining parks / gardens. So far, 1205 parks are being maintained by 253 RWAs through Grant-in Aid from DPGS, which amounts to Rs. 3.34 Crores. Start year 2011
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status Completed
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Green Building Concept
High performance Green Building design relies on renewable sources for energy systems; recycling and reuse of water and materials; integration of native and adapted species for landscaping; passive heating, cooling and ventilation; and other approaches that minimize environmental impact and resource consumption. Delhi Government has brought out an Action Plan for Implementing the Climate Change Agenda 2009-2012, wherein it has identified one of the point for implementation is as follows: “To reduce the energy consumption in existing buildings by 30-40% in relation to the conventional buildings. Make at least 250 Green Buildings by adopting the Green Buildings Standards and 50% buildings be retrofitted for this and another 50 % new buildings to be made.” The Government of NCT of Delhi has been promoting these measures over a period of time. In this context, some of the issues relating to above have already been addressed. Site selection and orientation of building, Rain Water Harvesting both roof top and storm water management, use of LED lights (Light Emitting diodes), self reliant energy productions (Gas base turbines has been installed in Thyagraja Stadium for generation of electricity), replacement of CFCs (Chloro Fluoro Carbons) refrigerants by HFCs (Hydro Fluoro Carbons) refrigerants, use of solar energy and use of energy efficient chillers in air conditioning systems, etc. are to name a few. The Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) was launched by Bureau of Energy Efficiency in 2007 with the goal of specifying standards for new, large and energy efficient commercial buildings. The ECBC sets minimum energy performance standards for commercial buildings. ECBC provides guidelines and norms for the energy-efficient design and construction of buildings, reduced energy requirement, enhanced residents’ comforts and environmentally benign design techniques. The Government of Delhi has made mandatory implementation of Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) in Government Building/ Building complexes (new construction) including building/building complex of municipalities/ local bodies, Boards, Corporations, Government aided institutions and other Autonomous Bodies of the Government of NCT of Delhi. To establish a baseline for construction of green building from concept to completion, the Government of Delhi adopted GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) ratings in conjunction with ECBC norms and NBC code, for developing three star rating Green Building. GRIHA was conceived by TERI and developed jointly with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. It is a green building 'design evaluation system', and is suitable for all kinds of buildings in different climatic zones of the country. Energy Auditing has been in Government buildings in Delhi. Also, the energy efficiency of existing government buildings are being upgraded through retrofitting. Start year 2012
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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Waste Paper Recycling Machine
Waste Paper Recycling machine has been setup in the Delhi Secretariat for recycling the waste paper. 88 paper recycling machines installed in schools of Delhi so far and 100 more being installed this year. Cost of Paper Recycling Unit is about Rs.1.0 lakh Start year 2012
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Mandatory Rain Water Harvesting
Made mandatory for plots having minimum area of 100 sq. meters to install the Rainwater Harvesting Structures in their premises. The financial assistance for 50% of the project cost or Rs. One Lakh, whichever is maximum, is provided by Delhi Govt/DJB to the RWAs/Schools for this purpose. Rain water harvesting structures have been created in more than 100 schools and colleges to harvest the 40 hours of rain in Delhi Rain water harvesting structure will be installed in 2500 schools and colleges. Start year 2012
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Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Notification on Usage of Plastic Bags
Govt of Delhi has banned the usage of Plastic bags. Govt of Delhi after considering the adverse effects of plastic carry bags on environment and local ecology felt that plastic carry bags are littered about irresponsibility and have detrimental effect on the environment. It is observed that the plastic bags also cause blockage of gutters, sewerage system and drains thereby resulting in serious environmental and public health related problems. Start year 2012
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Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Bhagidari Workshops involving Resident Welfare Associations, Traders’ Associations, Schools, NGOs and Corporates have increased citizen involvement in environmental issues
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
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Installation of water recharge systems in all building by providing technical & financial support & by providing appropriate fiscal incentives etc.
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Sector Water Resources
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Rehabilitation of Trunk Sewers.
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Sector Infrastructure
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Modernization & Refurbishment of Sewage Treatment Plants (STP)/ Sewage Pumping Stations.
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Sector Infrastructure
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Augmentation of Sewage Treatment Capacity.
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Sector Infrastructure
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Rejuvenation of Water Bodies by Recycling Waste Water from Sewage Treatment Plant
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Sector Water Resources
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Promotion of Rainwater Harvesting and Water Conservation
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Sector Water Resources
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Green Buildings / Energy Efficient Buildings
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Sector Infrastructure
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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