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Petitioning Swiggy, Swiggy Support, Rising Flame

Make Swiggy accessible with screen readers in Android for Visually Challenged People

At the time when people are ordering online due to COVID-19, I and many visually challenged are unable to do so. You must be wondering why it is so? Because, Swiggy, one of the major food aggregator in India is not accessible with screen readers in Android. Visually challenged people rely on screen readers to access phones and their applications, at the time when big tech companies like Google and Facebook are making their platforms accessible with screen readers, Swiggy is going towards more and more inaccessible interface. The screen reader reads the things which are on screen. for example in Swiggy, on the first screen, the list of restaurants is shown but, they can't be read. Even while rating we are unable to rate due to some issue with its interface which is not compatible with screen reader.  Ordering online has given some sort of independence to those living alone especially in the time of a pandemic when going out is a huge risk. But Swiggy chose to take away this freedom. At the time of the pandemic, when people are ordering food online, but many visually challenged who had the smartphones and could afford to order food online, couldn't because of big business like Swiggy chose to ignore us.    What I want is that Swiggy should make their application accessible with screen readers, practice inclusivity in implementation, give word descriptions to images, or make their application less graphical. Sign and Share my petition in large numbers and take one step at a time to make this world accessible.

Aziz Minat
27,899 supporters
Petitioning Swiggy, Zepto , Dunzo , Blinkit , Blinkit , Karti P Chidambaram

Swiggy, Dunzo, Zepto & Blinkit: Give up your promise of 10-20 minute deliveries

I opened my door and saw the delivery boy drenched, his raincoat muddy. He handed me my order, and started limping towards the stairs. I asked him what was wrong, so he told me he had been in a minor accident. The reason? He was speeding to deliver my order in under 10 minutes.  Sign my petition to ask our food and grocery delivery startups to give up their need for speed. Click here to share this petition on Twitter. I don’t need to name the company that puts such a strict time restriction on their delivery partners. And I don’t want to, because by naming one, I’ll probably exonerate the others. But the truth is that Swiggy’s Instamart, Dunzo, Zepto, Blinkit, all are competing to deliver our orders in 10-20 minutes. I’ve never understood this ‘need for speed’ among India’s food and grocery delivery startups.  To me, this was never a need of the consumer. Everyone was doing just fine by getting their groceries delivered in bulk in a day or two, or buying them from their neighbourhood Kirana store. But India’s growing consumerism has coincided with an increasing penchant for techno-solutionism among both the state and society. Regrettably, our adoption of technology lacks empathy. So delivering my order of coke and cigarettes in under 10 minutes assumes more importance than the safety of the delivery worker.  After this incident, I started researching a bit more about incidents of food delivery workers getting injured while on the job. Several such instances have been documented in media reports, here, here and here. But food delivery startups claim that these are rare occurrences. They also claim that they don’t penalise the drivers if the latter fail to deliver within the stipulated time. But it means that the driver will lose out on his daily or weekly bonus for completing a certain number of deliveries within the peak hours. Isn’t that penalisation enough?  To me, it seems that these 'quick commerce' startups have gamified the working day of a food delivery worker. They aren't increasing the base pay, which is the minimum payout per order, for their delivery workers. It remains paltry at around Rs 20-30. So the only way a food delivery worker can increase their daily earnings, is by getting their hand on the daily incentive or bonus. They'll get this bonus, if they complete a certain number of deliveries during the peak hours; ergo, by driving fast.  Tragically, consumers like us couldn’t care less about our food delivery workers. How many of us take care to thank the delivery person or pay them a tip? I happened to talk to the delivery boy who showed up at my doorstep because I had noticed his limp. Most of them hide their scars and race again for the next order! I can wait for my order of groceries. I don’t need it in 10 minutes! If the delivery partner can make it, great! But I don’t want the food delivery app to promise me 10-minute deliveries. I don’t want someone to risk their life by driving fast, all for delivering my junk food. The 10-minute delivery option should only persist for medicines and NOTHING ELSE! Sign my petition to ask Swiggy's Instamart, Dunzo, Blinkit and Zepto to give up their promises of deliveries in 10-20 minutes. These promises should not be a part of the brand marketing of these companies. And it should certainly not be a sword hanging over our delivery workers. #ICanWaitForMyGroceries Image credits: Quartz

Akshita Rakheja
25,983 supporters
Petitioning Swiggy, Zomato, Amazon​.​com, mtr, Flipkart, Hindustan Unilever, HDFC, tata, Godrej , Gates Foundation, licious , Dunzo

Reduce the use of plastic and promote use of biodegradable packaging: eCommerce

Goal To mandate the use of biodegradable packaging for e-commerce and reduce the use of harmful plastics. Overview We all use plastics on a regular basis. With digital technologies supporting excessive and easy consumption of goods and services. Our plastic use has exponentially increased. Businesses that enable this behaviour should be conscious of the environmental impact and drive sustainability across vendors, restaurants , meat and vegetable shops , e-commerce giants and so many more are enabling this problem. As human beings , we are designed to consume . When we consume more than we are entitled and faster than ever, things seem to go out of control. You will be alarmed by the amount of garbage one person can generate because of their habits and practices we follow and the businesses we support as consumers.  A single person can generate upto 2 Large bags of dry waste. Imagine the scale when each household in India ranges form 2-4 people on average.We are already experiencing destructive change and as history suggests, India is never prepared and we are not conscious about our surroundings & environment. Therefore as one citizen to another , I humbly request you to ponder on this problem and request all business to use sustainable packaging and prevent further depletion of our home. The scale of our country acts against us in this matter , I am sure none of us want live in a toxic environment or want our children to be affected with more diseases, deaths and illnesses than what it already is… Please do the right thing !  Thank You �    

229 supporters
Petitioning Zomato, Swiggy, Uber Eats, Food Panda

use of eco friendly and recycled plastic for packaging

being a student living alone, i know how much we rely on ordering foof from sites like zomato, swiggy, food panda, uber eats etc. but do we realize thousands of students using these sites to order food results in tons of plastic waste. however the problem dont have the immediate  solution of not using plastic packaging as we know we dont have much alternatives.  the problem : In an effort to raise the awareness about the plastic waste we generate and the companies like zomato, swiggy , uber eats etc to give concern about the use  of plactic in their packaging. i dont know  why FASSAI's new packaging regulations bans the use of recycled plastics in food packaging. While EU is making an effort to use recycled plastic in packaging to ensure lesser impact on environment. India is one of the top five markets for packaged food in the world, and the second largest in Asia, with a sales volume of 34 million tonne. Hence, it important to move towards more environment friendly packaging option as we have power to define the standards at an international level.   solution : 1. create new forms of food packaging to replace the unsustainable designs upon which modern life seems to depend: single-use plastic beverage cups, lids, straws, and bottles. 2. use  of recycle plastic 3.  initiation  of plastic collection drives  Once the innocent consumer comes to know that Rs 5 maggie packet will take 200 years to decompose only then masses will move towards more environment friendly option and so will the companies. Companies in other parts of the world like Evian, Corona and other big brands have already started the movement against plastic and so should we. This is our planet and it is our responsibility to maintain it.

Nikita jogpal
141 supporters