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No power-cuts for Delhi

We must ask Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to create a policy that helps implement renewable energy projects, like solar power, in Delhi.

 

Why should Delhi do this?

Delhi has a history of power shortage. The Capital does not have its have enough means to generate power on its own. It depends on other states for electricity.

With renewable energy, Delhi can become self-reliant. It will not have to depend on coal which is destroying forests and and pollution by it is responsible for killing people. Thermal power plants are using and polluting water which could have irrigated agriculture fields in those areas. It will also set an example for the rest of the country and the world to follow.

This is an election year for Delhi. The Chief Minister will be especially attentive to voters. She knows electricity is a problem and that she's expected to do something to solve this problem. If many of us tell her that we want the city to go use clean renewable energy, she will listen.

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Brikesh leaves the tree house

Image gallery | October 1, 2012

Brikesh leaves the tree house

Image gallery | October 1, 2012

Brikesh Singh bids adieu to the forest

Feature story | September 30, 2012 at 22:06

Greenpeace activist, Brikesh Singh leaves the tree-house in the forests of Chandrapur today, on October 1. This was his home since September 1 when he decided to embark on a tree-top protest to save our forests. He will now make his way back to...

An unnamed stream, another victim of coal mining

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 24, 2012

Okay, tell me honestly don’t you think this image reminds you of Yin & Yan? It's close isn’t it? Well almost! Okay, somewhat there?  Never mind.   This morning we ran out of drinking water in our pots and because of previous night's...

Local MP visits Junglistan Nivas

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 24, 2012

Finally after 22 days of occupying the forest I had the local MP Hansraj Ahir visit me at the tree house. He was accompanied by two big shots from Western Coal Fields Limited (WCL). They are the guys who own and operate the mines in...

Junglistan diaries: booster shots of inspiration

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 24, 2012

Sisters from St Mary's convent and Montfort convent visited the tree house. I was amazed by their energy and enthusiasm. A lot of visitors who are half their age shy away from climbing up the tree house but all the sisters climbed...

What is breakfast for a snake?

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 20, 2012

I know I've repeatedly mentioned that there are a lot of snakes around this area, but substantial evidence has been missing all this while. This morning I was presented with an opportunity to provide you guys with evidence that...

Junglistan Nivas: a new hangout for the village kids

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 18, 2012

My caricature, my family and the artist Harish. Day 16 It was one of the busiest day after 1 st of September when I climbed up this tree. Around 170 people from schools, colleges, NGO’s, came to visit me.Among them was an...

Activists occupy trees outside Coal Ministry

Video | September 17, 2012 at 19:36

The government's plant to mine coal in the forests of Central India will destroy wildlife and the livelihoods of thousands of communities dependent on these forests. Greenpeace India has been campaigning against coal mining, and wants the...

Activists occupy trees outside Coal Ministry

Video | September 17, 2012 at 19:36

The government's plant to mine coal in the forests of Central India will destroy wildlife and the livelihoods of thousands of communities dependent on these forests. Greenpeace India has been campaigning against coal mining, and wants the...

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