Petition to Sir , Shri Sanjeev Ranjan IAS, Thiru L Subramanian IAS, Sri P T Mohan, Shri P T Mohan, Shri Edappadi K Palaniswamy, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Shri Narendra Modi, Sri Narendra Modi, Mr. P T Mohan, Sir
I have long admired and studied the wonderful afforestation work done in Auroville. Over the last 50 years, this small community has changed a biosphere. The dry arid lands of Kuilapalayam, Bommaiyarpalayam, Edayanchavadi, Kottakarai and other surrounding villages have been changed by dint of the sheer hard work, perseverance, and idealism of a few people. Trees abound (over a 1000 local species). Dams have been built. The water table has been restored. Agriculture flourishes. The environment now supports more than 60 species of birds, when, in 1970, there were less than 10 species. Jackals, porcupines, civet cats, and other small wild creatures have moved into this welcoming sanctuary.
One of the things I appreciate the most is that, though some of the villages here are less than a kilometre away from the sea, and though thoughtless developers are sinking bore wells without a care for future water needs, the water table remains free of salt! This is directly due to the years of afforestation work carried out by caring Aurovilians.
The area has become an oasis where people from all over India dream of moving into - and many come to start organic farms or begin artistic ventures.
This is now challenged by a proposal for a 4-lane highway (bypass) that will rip through the trees and farms. This road will, strangely, be a diversion from the East Coast Road (another national highway) and less than a kilometre away from the NH45 bypass.
The proposed highway will destroy the work of the last 50 years. It will block important water channels. It will suck in the seawater and destroy the agricultural lands. It will create an environment of noise that will cause animals and birds to desert the area. It will bring back aridity to a once parched land. It will destroy the years of research that re-introduced local plant species into a dry red landscape. In time it will suck the nutrition that Aurovilians have struggled to nourish this earth with.
As such, in terms of transport of goods and services, there is no need of this new highway cutting through the area since there are two other effective highways very close by and a Pondicherry bypass already exists.
I would like to petition the Villupuram District Collector and the Minister of State for Highways to use the existing highways and bypass roads. The proposed new 4-lane bypass will destroy the carefully nurtured local environment.
best of three attempts will be considered.
In the interest of reducing pressure on students and & PMO to review the NEET exam pattern and allow three attempts in the period between end of attempts being considered for the final ranking of students.Read more
Created Jun 18, 2017
Petition to Prime Minister of India, cabinet of ministers, National Women right commission, National Human right commision of India
Brutal Rapes and murders after rape is increasing day by day and no one is safe here. Our country is ashamed of it. These sensational cases become headline for a few days in media, but no change seen in the scenario. Even Nirbhaya's convict is still alive, when SC has awarded them death sentence in May 2017. Why?
We demand capital punishment for minor girl's rape case, especially when they are killed after rape/gang rapes. Hundreds of minor girls including Asifa, Gudiya and Sasaram's 6 year old rape victim girl, who is still serious, are seeking justice. Nothing less than death penalty can be accepted for such cases.
The nation wants justice, the nation demands capital punishment for them.
One more request we have to deploy CBI for Kathua case investigation as itis the most sensitive case, which may effect the nation's reputation on International platforms and may create tension between two communities. It needs special attention and inquiry and investigation should be handled by the most authentic agency of our country, though accused must not get bail approved till investigation completes.Read more
Created Apr 14, 2018
Petition to Alex Azar, Betsy DeVos, Dianna Stubbs, Stacey Rowe, President of the United States, Chelsea Taylor, Carolyn Gargiulo, Amanda Reeves, Michelle Haby, Alison Markwick, Emma Cadogan, Bran Alexander, Sh...
The Mississippi Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans wants to sponsor a state-issued license plate to honor Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the founders of the Ku Klux Klan.
The Sons are sponsoring a series of Mississippi license plates to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and would include the Forrest vehicle tag that would be issued in 2014.
Several organizations, including the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP have asked Gov. Haley Barbour to condemn any attempt to honor Forrest with a license plate. Thus far, Barbour has declined to denounce the effort.Read more
Carl ChancellorAkron, OH, United States
Created Feb 17, 2011
Petition to Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh
More often than not over the past 10 years or so, when expecting parcels to be delivered by Australia Post, I have received a deceitful note from Australia Post in my letter box stating that either nobody was home or the delivery driver couldn’t access the property, even though I had been home and there had been clear access to my property.
I have spoken to many other Australians that have experienced the same issue. It’s really unfair that Australians are getting ripped off daily by Australia Post who charge a fee for a service they do not actually provide. The delivery driver makes no attempt to deliver the parcel and just drops a false note and move on to finish their daily run as quick as possible so they can put their feet up for the day.
Customers are then burdened with a trip out to collect the parcel from a service centre at an inconvenient time and a day later than expected.
The last time this happened to me was on 5 January 2022. My family were all at home due to Covid isolation. We checked our letterbox at midday and found a notice from Australia Post saying that they’d tried to deliver a parcel but were unsuccessful and we needed to collect from the sorting office. This is untrue as we had already had 2 deliveries that day.
The complaints process with Australia Post is cumbersome and the issue is never rectified even if you do bother to go through with it.
Australia Post need to fix this deceitful tactic that their delivery drivers are undertaking as many Australian’s have no option but to rely on this service and are being taken advantage of.
If this has happened to you, please support my petition and sign up to have this rectified by Australia Post. Read more