Belgaum City Corporation, Karnataka State Government: Retain the Vaccine Depot and use it as a Botanical Garden / Heritage Park
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Belgaum City Corporation, Belgaum City
Deputy Commissioner
Government of Karnataka
Minister for Ecology and Environment Department
Government of Karnataka
Chief Minister, Karnataka

Belgaum City Corporation, Karnataka State Government: Retain the Vaccine Depot and use it as a Botanical Garden / Heritage Park

    1. Anvith KS
    2. Petition by

      Anvith KS

      India

The city of Belgaum provides a very gloomy example of over-densification. From the statue of Rani Chennamma in the north to the southern end of Shahapur and from the CBT in the east to Bogarves in the West there are only a handful of really big trees that can purify the air, converting dangerous carbon gases into oxygen. The tiny parks in between have only ornamental trees.

As the number of vehicles in the city increases by the hour, – and each petrol or diesel burning vehicle adds to carbon fumes to the stench of rotting garbage and evaporating urine – the respiratory problems of the people of Belgaum keep increasing.

The city survives because of four lungs – the Fort, the Vaccine Depot, the Camp area and the Race Course. These four are the ‘oxygen factories’ of the city. Three of them survive because they are in Cantonment – and under the control of the Central Government.

The one that is now in the State Government hands – Vaccine Depot – is about to disappear !

To read more on this visit:
http://allaboutbelgaum.com/news/the-tragedy-that-is-about-to-befall-belgaums-vaccine-depot/

 

Photo Credit: Shreyas Saralaya

To:
Deputy Commissioner, Belgaum City Corporation, Belgaum City
Minister for Ecology and Environment Department, Government of Karnataka
Chief Minister, Karnataka, Government of Karnataka
Retain the Vaccine Depot and use it as a Botanical Garden / Heritage Park

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. A video explaining the status of Vaccine Depot

      Anvith KS
      Petition Organizer
      Where does Belgaum's 'Vaccine Depot' stand Today?

      Vaccine depot has been a target of many development groups and earlier government had decided to have the Vidhana soudha there and then they decided to change the location and now the government is intending to develop Vaccine depot and funds have been allocated and IDEC has been appointed to come out with ideas on how it can be developed, Dr.Nitin Khot is invovled as an active citizen of Belgaum in Vaccine depot's development and he shares his views on the history and development plans of Vaccine Depot

    2. Documentary Shoot Day#2

      Anvith KS
      Petition Organizer

      Today, wednesday, 16th January 2013, we shot for the second day. We got to see so many different birds. Owls, Grey Hornbills, Shikras, Golden Orioles, Mynahs, Bulbuls. People on their morning walk reported spotting a Rabbit too.
      Got some great footage today.

    3. Documentary shoot

      Anvith KS
      Petition Organizer

      Started the shoot for the second documentary on Sunday. The biodiversity at this location is just too vast.

    4. Documentary shot and released by Vinayak Talukar.

      Anvith KS
      Petition Organizer

      Vinayak Talukar and Prasad Parmaj shot this documentary some months back. See it here and share it with friends. This is the beauty of Vaccine depot.
      http://youtu.be/8dqWdEuuw_g

      Vaccine Depot - A Call for Conservation

      This is the amazing Bio- Diversity at the heart of Belgaum at Vaccine Depot. When we shot this video, we were appealing for people to preserve this place by keeping it clean and neat. But now, the government is planning to build an indoor stadium at this place.

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      • 11 months ago

      i believe in preserving green spaces

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    • Kushal Samant BELGAUM, KA, INDIA
      • about 1 year ago

      :) only 24 to go :) but let me explain :) we already have little green spaces left on the planet. One day, when god forbid, we lose a lot of them, don't you think Belgaum should be on the map?

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      • about 1 year ago

      NO GREEN NO LIFE.

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    • Maithili Deshpande PUNE, INDIA
      • about 1 year ago

      It is important to me a lot of other people because we grew up playing here and understood the importance of nature. This should be important for all mankind.. NO one has the right to steal the precious green cover from Vaccine Depot.

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    • cyril rozario CALANGUTE, INDIA
      • about 1 year ago

      To preserve the ancient history of belgaum my beloved city.

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