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Petitioning Chief Minister of Karnataka, Bangalore Development Authority, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, PRAKASH JAVADEKAR(MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT), karnataka forest department


The Bangalore Development Authority(BDA) has announced the Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) project, an 8 lane, 65.5 km long road connecting Tumkur Road to Hosur Road estimated to cost 15,111.42 crores. The draft Environmental Impact Assessment dated June 2020 reveals that the project requires the felling of 33000+ trees.  The BDA has sought to acquire 25 acres forest area from the Jarakabande Forest, from which approximately 16 thousand trees are to be cut down. The project will also have a grave impact on 6 water bodies which fall within the ambit of this project. The water resources and quality in the catchment areas of TG Halli will be impacted greatly.  The proposed Peripheral Ring Road project will be in close proximity to the Bannerghatta National Park and Puttenahalli Bird Conservation Reserve endangering thousands of species while damaging the biodiversity of the city. The removal of such a huge number of trees will suffocate our Bangalore proudly known as the Garden city. The project would have a devastating impact on Bengaluru's air quality, weather and its ecosystem.  We as responsible citizens strongly oppose the PRR project. We demand that the project either be scrapped completely or be revised such that no harm is done to our environment.   

Samrudh Hegde
3,144 supporters
Petitioning Karnataka State Government, BBMP, Bangalore Development Authority, Karnataka financial minsitry, Bangalore street vendor union

Support Free Ration and Relief for Daily Income Workers During the City Lockdown

As a corporate city, Bangaloreans rely on cheap food stalls and carts around for a quick lunch or meal during their busy work hours. And these small business owners rely on you for their daily wages as well. For these citizens, missing a day's payment could put them much closer to being under the poverty line. And a lockdown of their business or work for more than a week could permanently hinder their survival during these pressing times. While the government is taking active measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Janta Curfew, which has requested all citizens to quarantine themselves for 14 hours while street food vendors have been asked to stay closed until further notice. There is no promise from the State Government or the Municipality to provide relief or free ration for these people, nor is there any proper sensatization or awareness being done to educate them on health regulations and measures - both personal and for their business as well. Without having any schemes or provisions, or even being aware of those that they could avail, these people are also victims to the virus far beyond just health issues. We petition to the Karnataka State Government to provide Emergency Schemes for Free Ration or Relief to these at-risk Street Food Vendors. While Social Distancing is the easiest way to combat COVID-19, not everyone has the privilege of being able to sit in the comforts of their own home. For most, going out is the only way they can survive and support themselves and their family. By signing this petition, you would be helping someone in great need through the simplest way. Let's help those that are the very reason for our street food cravings in quarantine right now. Let's help the ones that really need your support right now.

Sougata Hari
2,099 supporters
Petitioning Bangalore Development Authority

To stop this move to cut 171 trees in Indiranagar, Bangalore to construct a new complex.

STOP THIS INCONSIDERATE MOVE by The Bengaluru Development Authority is planning to chop down 171 trees in order to redevelop the BDA Complex.PLEASE SUPPORT THIS CAUSE BY CHALLENGING THE MOVE AND STOP THIS ATROCITY OF CUTTING TREES IN THE NAME OF DEVELOPMENT.  SHARE THIS PETITION ON ALL SOCIAL MEDIA LIKE FACEBOOK,INSTAGRAM WHATSAPP TO STOP THIS MOVE AND LET THEM KNOW WE CARE FOR OUR TREES! The 30-year-old complex will soon be demolished and a new two-unit complex will come in its place. “The trees may be cut in a few days, depending on when the construction will begin,” a BDA official said. According to the source, BDA is likely to get the environmental clearance to cut the trees as some of the trees listed are not protected under the Environment Protection Act. These include peepal, banyan, Indian beech, tulip tree, rain tree, silver oak, orchid tree, cherry, champak, java plum, mango, lemon, neem, coconut, jackfruit, subabul tamarind and custard apple trees. “The BDA is a profit-making entity. When something under our jurisdiction is not profitable, it is our duty to ensure that revenue is generated. Once the new complex comes up in Indiranagar, it can generate Rs 38 crore profit,” the official said. Reacting strongly to the BDA’s move, Swarna Venkataraman, secretary of Indiranagar 1st Stage resident welfare association, said that the residents of the area will come together and oppose BDA’s move as the complex is located within 75 m of the Kadirenapalya Lake’s buffer zone"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” ― Warren Buffett"The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility. ” ― Wendell Berry

Abhiram Shantharam
1,910 supporters