Delhi Current Affairs

Jind, Karnal and Muzaffarnagar districts added in National Capital Region

Haryana’s Jind, Karnal districts and Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district have been added into the conurbation National Capital Region (NCR).

Decision in this regard was taken at 35th meeting of National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) held New Delhi. The meeting was presided by Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu who is Chairman of the NCRPB.

The meeting was attended by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and representatives and government officials of other member states.

With this inclusion the total districts in NCR has rose to 23 (including Delhi NCT) which covers a total area of 51,109 square km.

About National Capital Region (NCR)

  • NCR is the designation for the conurbation or metropolitan area formed by National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB).
  • It encompasses the entire Delhi NCT and urban areas surrounding it in neighboring states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
  • NCRPB is statutory body established in 1985 under the National Capital Region Planning Board Act, 1985 to develop a planned metropolitan development NCR region.
  • It also seeks to protect Delhi’s infrastructure from excessive pressure by diverting increasing population from the region.
  • NCR is India’s largest and one of the world’s largest agglomerations in terms of population (around 54,000,000 as per 2011 Census).


India’s first green police station inaugurated at New Delhi’s Maurice Nagar

India’s first green police station was inaugurated on the occasion of World Environment Day at Maurice Nagar in north Delhi.

It was inaugurated by Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi. The police station has various provisions for preservation and safety of the environment.

Students of Delhi University along with police officials had worked on the renovation of this police station to make it unique.

Key features of green police station

  • Roof of station has coating of fresh lime based upon Medieval Indian Construction Methodology. It will increase Albedo of the station and reduce the heat which helps to save electrical power.
  • All light fittings at the police station have been changed to LED lights in order to reduce consumption of electricity.
  • All fans installed at this police station will be of five star ratings. It also planned to use solar panels to light the police station.
  • The toilets installed in this station are biodegradable and are capable of converting fecal matter into water and biogas through technique of anaerobic bacterial decomposition.
  • It is also planned to replace the furniture with bamboo and cane which are believed to be environment friendly as they do not require cutting of trees.
  • 400 areca palm plants have been planted in the police station and its premises in order to bring down the carbon presence, as these plants are strong in carbon consumption.
  • Recycled paper for filing public’s complaint will be used in bid to promote the use of recycled paper.