Petition to Arvind Kejriwal
Enable Live GPS tracking of DTC buses for public
I would like to urge Chief Minister of Delhi Mr. Arvind Kejriwal to quickly enable live tracking of GPS buses for public. Today most of the people do not rely on DTC bus service as they are not sure when the bus will reach their nearest bus stop. During afternoon hours or late night, most of the buses run with very few people on board. Although DTC bus route chart and time table is available but given the poor traffic situation in Delhi, many buses get stuck in jams or break down. Owing to unavailability of live status of buses and time being of utmost importance in today's life, many people then start trusting their own vehicle over DTC and eventually stop using DTC bus service at all. The usage of private vehicles not only add to existing chaos on road but also adds to already polluted air of Delhi. DTC cluster buses already has GPS in them and other DTC buses have also been fitted with GPS recently. It shouldn't be hard for goverment to enable the live feed for public through a new mobile app or tie up with some existing apps that provide these service in countries like London and Paris. Once this service is enabled, it would enable people to plan their travel better and reduce usage of private transport automatically and thus make Delhi a better place to live. Thanks
Petition to Narendra Singh Tomar, Shiv Das Meena, Sh. Sanjeev khirwar, Sh. Alok Shekhar, Sh. Vipu Goel, The Government of India, Air quality management commission., Arvind Kejriwal
Formulate a policy on ‘The Pusa Decomposer’: The Best Solution To Curb Stubble Burning.
Stubble Burning has been one of the major causes for high pollution levels in NCR and the northern India. This practice severely affects the soil fertility and makes the land unfit for agriculture. The toxic pollutants released into air causes severe respiratory and mental health hazards. This practice needs to be checked. Recently, Indian Agricultural Research Institute(IARI) at Pusa, has come up with the most practical and viable solution called ‘THE PUSA DECOMPOSER’.This is absolutely a natural and climate inviting strategy to break down the stubble in a less expense and time. The public authority and pertinent specialists are mentioned to figure an approach on execution of this decomposer technique at the earliest opportunity in every single farm of India. Why slash and burn? Stubble (parali) burning is an act of setting fire to crop residue to remove them from the field to sow the next crop. In order to plant next winter crop (Rabi crop), farmers in Haryana and Punjab have to move in a very short interval and if they are late, due to short winters these days, they might face considerable losses. Therefore, burning is the cheapest and fastest way to get rid of the stubble. Impact of stubble burning. A study estimates that crop residue burning released 149.24 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), over 9 million tonnes of carbon monoxide (CO), 0.25 million tonnes of oxides of sulphur (SOX), 1.28 million tonnes of particulate matter and 0.07 million tonnes of black carbon. These directly contribute to environmental pollution, and are also responsible for 7-78% of the haze in Delhi and melting of Himalayan glaciers. The heat from burning paddy straw penetrates 1 centimetre into the soil, elevating the temperature to 33.8 to 42.2 degree Celsius. This kills the bacterial and fungal populations critical for a fertile soil. Burning of crop residue causes damage to other micro-organisms present in the upper layer of the soil as well as its organic quality. Due to the loss of ‘friendly’ pests, the wrath of ‘enemy’ pests has increased and as a result, crops are more prone to disease. The solubility capacity of the upper layers of soil have also been reduced. What if we don’t curb this? Delhi’s air quality levels in winter exacerbate respiratory problems and lead to disruption in air and road travel due to the poor visibility. It also effects the mental health leading to psychosomatic disorders and depression. Doctors warn that respiratory problems caused due to stubble burning may even worse the Covid-19 fatality. Farmers face constant reduction in the produce due to declining soil fertility. This may lead to food crisis in the coming years and also make the land unfit for agriculture. What is Pusa Decomposer? Pusa Decomposer, a microbial spray, developed by the Microbiology Division of the Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI), Delhi, is the harbinger of hope for an end to stubble burning. It has come up with a set of capsules, which are dissolved in water containing jaggery, chickpea flour and a set of 8 types of fungi, essential to quicken the decomposition of stubble. This is to be fermented for 3-4 days, and liquid so obtained is ready to be sprayed in the farmers’ field. The stubble gets completely decomposed within 3 weeks which is far less than natural decomposition They state that four such capsules( each costing ₹5) are enough to make 25 litres, which can be sprayed over a hectare. Therefore, stubble gets converted into manure in the field and in turn increases soil fertility. Why Pusa Decomposer? There is another such other alternative, which the public authority is attempting to urge the farmers to utilize. 'Happy Seeder'. This machine eliminates the stubble from the field and sows new seeds. However, the farmers feel burning as a more feasible alternative as it spares less time and cost as compared to purchasing a collector. Stubble burning costs around ₹1000 per acre, where as using ‘Happy Seeder’ costs ₹300 more than burning it.Whereas, The Pusa Decomposer costs only ₹300 per acre which includes capsules, jaggery water and chickpea flour. This is the most affordable and environment friendly method of stubble removal. This also increases the productivity of the soil. Satpal in Barsalu village in Karnal district said, “I get 1- 2 quintal of harvest extra since I started using Pusa Decomposer”. Government actions. Recently, The Government of Delhi has come up with this Pusa Decomposer in collaboration with IARI. The pilot projects are being held in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana regions. Call for the action. We encourage the Government specialists to perceive and execute 'The Pusa Decomposer' strategy in every single farm of India. Wide spread creation and conveyance of the cases is the need of great importance. With the appearance of harsh winters in the coming months and the compounding of pandemic situation, stubble burning will aggravate the issue significantly more. Please sign this petition to compel The Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture and farmers’ welfare, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Central pollution control board and environment secretaries of every state to recognise and formulate policies for wide spread implementation of ‘The Pusa Decomposer’ method.
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Reduce air pollution
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/04/health/most-polluted-cities-india-china-intl/index.html 22 cities in India are competing for world's most polluted city title. Air pollution has been a very big problem. All of us know the problems it create. UK declared a climate emergency when the particulate matter crossed 10 microgram/m^3. India's levels are 110microgram/m^3. The cities of China have reduced pollution in 5 years with strict policies. Beijing is out of the list. What is our govt doing now?? Please see the link to see the terror of air pollution. https://youtu.be/Yo_mO0L8uE4
Petition to pulkit
A united front for Pollution Control
Dear Friends, I lost my mother due to a chronic lung disease 2 years back. Each one of us are loosing our dear ones & our precious moments due to the hazardous Air Pollution. You have been great in your efforts to fight 'Air pollution'. However, we still lack a united front to tackle it. This problem can be totally resolved with a true political & social will. I request you to sign this petition to demand from our political representatives to give us a Clean Healthy Air. Ask them to include below demands in their manifesto for the upcoming Delhi Elections. Take concrete steps to reduce the average AQI by at least 40% To increase forest cover area of Delhi to 25% from current 21.88% Provide financial & operational support to Innovators, Startups & NGOs working towards pollution control On Completion of this petition, it will be personally shared with all 3 major political parties chiefs(AAP, BJP & Congress) of Delhi. Please share & sign this petition Thanking you, #NoMorePollution #LiveLife #DelhiElections