Friends Of Delhi
Thursday, November 28, 2013 05:16 PM IST (11:46 AM GMT)
Editors: General: Environment, People; Business: Media & entertainment
Delhi has Emerged as One of the Greenest Capital Cities in the World

New Delhi, Delhi, India, Thursday, November 28, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — Delhi has emerged as one of the greenest capital cities in the world. Environment sustainability in Delhi extends to various aspects of the city. The clean energy revolution through CNG, an aggressive plantation drive that boasts a green cover span on over 20% of the city, an entire Public Transport on CNG and more than 20,000 parks, bear witness to the fact that Delhi has addressed environmental challenges to earn its ‘Green’ stature.

Largest CNG fleet in the world

— 1 Crore plus CNG vehicles in Delhi

— Public transport completely shifted to CNG

— 15-year-old commercial vehicles not to ply on roads

Source: Department of Environment and Forest, Govt. of NCT Delhi

CNG: Delhi’s Green Transformation

Clean City Awards:

— US Department of Energy’s first Clean Cities International Partner of the year award

— UN Clean City Award for environment

— “Clean Cities International Award” from the US Department of Energy in 2003

As per an international study conducted by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and E3G, Delhi’s conversion into CNG was declared as one of the top 10 policies in the world.

Today Delhi has about 20,000 small, medium and big public parks and gardens

— 40 city forests

— 5 ridge areas

— 2 Bio- diversity parks

— A wildlife sanctuary at Asola Bhatti

Source: Department of Environment and Forest, Government of NCT Delhi

Return of the Birds

— More than 450 different species of Birds in Delhi which makes us second only to Nairobi, Kenya

— Critically endangered RED-HEADED VULTURES, have also been spotted in Bhatti Mines after 20 years

— The return of birds is sign of a more healthy Eco-system, cleaner air, less pollution, lesser human interference and regular food availability due to availability of fruiting trees

Anurag Sharma, Friends Of Delhi,