Petition to TRAI, Indian Broadcasting Foundation
TV channel prices and advertisement should be reduced
New TRAI policy ultimately led to increase in TV bill per house. As described one has to pay for TV channels which they watch, but most households consist of kids, adult and seniors, resulting in the need of different set of tv channels, which increases the amount of money being paid. With the above being said, Indian TV channels charges are increasing yet there is no reduction in advertisements on channels. This causes more TV bill and more frustration. Control is required. India is the biggest customer base for TV channels so a more strict price control is required.
Petition to National Skill Development Corporation, HRD Ministry
Better Primary Education and Skill Development in India
Right to primary education is a fundamental right in India. It is the duty of the Indian government to provide education to every boy and girl up to the primary stage. Primary education will enable a child to learn to read and write. It will enable him to use his vernacular language and learn the simple rules of arithmetic. But this system is clearly not sufficient and has certain loopholes. Honing skills and holistic development is of paramount importance in today's day and age- where there is cut throat competition. But unfortunately, the government aided primary education goes nowhere beyond the set curriculum which ends up making students merely carbon copies of each other. There is a vast gap between the primary schooling in an international board versus that of a government school. The students of international boards have got a varied choice of subjects. Moreover, there is focus on several extra curricular activities for holistic development. On the other hand, the free elementary education is sub par in many rural places of India. The infrastructure i.e. libraries, classrooms, sanitation is of no quality in these schools. The faculty let alone the facilities is pitiable in many cases. Recently there had been many videos resurfacing the interweb in which a teacher was teaching gibberish to students in the name of alphabet. The government needs to make the job of a primary teacher more attractive by increasing the pay so that it will attract competent men for the job. Government should bring in uniformity in the curriculum and standards of the primary education, irrespective of the board because we're referring to the common youth of India. For our country to progress holistically, we are in the utmost need of skill based approach and better primary education. The skills in children must be explored, trained and perfected; and this needs to begin in primary schooling. So join me in requesting the HRD Ministry of India to improve the current plight of primary education in our country.
Petition to Zomato, swiggy , foodpanda , Uber Eats, Faasos , Domino's India, InnerChef , Fresh Menu
Reduce plastic in food delivery operations
Dear readers This petition is addressed to companies and restaurants which offer food delivery services, urging them to reduce the amount of plastic and all unnecessary packaging in their operations. Globally, we are facing unprecedented levels of plastic consumption at over 300 million tons a year, most of which, due to the indestructible nature of plastic enters our marine and terrestrial ecosystems, posing great threat to nature and life. Over 100,000 marine animals, spanning at least 267 species are known to be killed due to plastic ingestion annually with the species survival of many threatened; over 90 percent of all sea birds and over 50 percent of all sea turtles have eaten plastic. Fragmented micro-plastics have entered our food chain through sea plankton, fish and salt, threatening human well-being. Reducing plastic consumption is an urgent need and requires a concerted effort from government, citizens and corporates alike. To this end we seek your cooperation in reducing plastic consumption by providing customers with plastic-free consumption options. We name here primarily restaurant aggregators and food delivery services but this list is far, far from exclusive: Zomato, Swiggy, Foodpanda, Uber Eats, Faasos, Domino’s, Innerchef, FreshMenu. In the wake of Maharashtra’s plastic ban, several restaurants have started offering alternatives and we appeal to you to do the same. An article https://goo.gl/a545XP here suggests that many of you understand and support this need for reducing plastic. At present, we frequently receive food in styrofoam or plastic containers, plastic cutlery, seasoning and sauce packets as per cuisine. We’ve outlined below in increasing order of priority and impact some steps that we think you can take: 1. Steps towards less dystopian: Since most food deliveries are to homes, people are bound to have cutlery and other basics. Please provide customers with the option of opting out of plastic cutlery, ketchup sachets and any other avoidable single-use items; better would be if the default could be non-provision of these extras with the option of opting-in if required. 2. Middle ground: For single-use items which are unavoidable such as the containers for food, could you influence your partner restaurants to modify their packaging behavior by choosing cartons made of biodegradable cardboard, paper, bamboo, leaves etc. or even foil which might be recyclable? The above two steps have immense potential for modifying the packaging behavior of the majority of delivery restaurants across the nation, which are dependent on your applications for delivery requests. 3. Full-fledged utopian: This might sound far-fetched at first glance but isn’t really. Each of your delivery agents drops food off at our doorsteps. If they could carry these in reusable containers which we transfer to our own containers at homes, there is a lot of unnecessary single-use material that could be avoided. While not as harmful as plastic in terms of ecological or wildlife impacts, most materials like paper and cardboard require a lot of water and energy to produce and have substantially larger carbon footprints than plastic production and we should be doing all we can to reduce these too. There are logistic, hygiene and several other considerations that will presumably factor in but as loyal consumers who have been using your services for a long time, we believe that companies of your caliber should not find this impossible to implement. If you believe in this cause, please sign this petition requesting these companies to take apposite action. Thank you for your support!
Petition to Devendra Fadnavis, Narendra Modi, national green tribunal, Supreme Court of India, Justice Dipak Misra, JICA India, JICA Tokyo
Mumbai’s climate and ecology in danger. NO, It is not due to Diwali.
Mumbai, the city of dreams in India , while blessed with wealth is very poor in one aspect, Open spaces. The only relief this densely packed city has are, Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) and Aarey Forest. These lush green oases in a sea of grey, not only tackle pollution and floods but also help bring down temperatures. But unfortunately Mumbai stands to lose this forest due to various upcoming projects. The first of these, which will open up this green lung to commercialization, is a car shed for the upcoming Mumbai Metro 3, which is being funded by the Japanese company, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with 57% of the project cost , which is about 2,036 Million $. A car shed is nothing but a parking lot and service area for metro trains. JICA Dear reader, in this day and age when the world is struggling with the devastating consequences of climate change, destroying a critical green lung for a parking lot is irresponsible. 3500 trees are set to be cut and we want the government to rethink the location of the car shed.There are many viable options, mentioned in their own studies, which have no environmental destruction involved.Experts from NEERI and IIT (Reputed organizations in India) have suggested 7 other alternate sites as options.They have clearly warned of the consequences Mumbai will face in terms of flooding and loss of open space & wildlife, if the depot is built in Aarey forest.Government records show that Aarey is an integral part of Sanjay gandhi National Park and thus protected under forest laws. It has over 5 Lakh trees, it is home to 9 resident leopards and has a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna. Even today, original adivasis (indigenous inhabitants of this area) live in 27 tribal hamlets in Aarey. It offers a unique experience for urban dwellers to experience nature at it's best. “In the name of development, only tribals suffer” said one of the leaders. The Save Aarey campaign has been requesting the government to relocate the carshed to an alternative location. Relocation will not affect the metro 3 alignment in any way. Common citizens from all walks of life, professionals, students, school children, celebrities have supported this issue. Inspite of all this the state government is insistent on building the depot in Aarey. And to support this, they have given wrong information to JICA. The Mumbai Metro rail corporation Ltd.(MMRCL) has told JICA that the project site is located in city area and no wildlife is envisaged, while in reality, Aarey is a forest area , housing 76 species of birds, 80 species of butterflies , 16 species of mammals, 38 species of reptiles and 9 leopards, besides 0.4 million trees. By signing this petition, you are asking JICA to review the funding given to the project. According to JICA's environmental and social considerations, it should comment on the issue and By shifting the depot out of Aarey, Mumbai will not only get a metro but also retain its green, open space. And we are sure in consideration of its policies, JICA will also help in putting an end to further loss of land in Aarey to various other big and small projects. Help #SaveAareyForest.
Petition to Govt. of India, Finance Minister of India, MSME , Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi
Save Traditional Retail in India
Do you think e-commerce a threat to traditional retail in India If yes, then join this petition and make a impact on Government to think and act on it to save livelihood of millions of people in country.. Impact Assessment :The Indian Retail Trade is not only a form of business but more a mode of earning of livelihood for tens of millions of people in the Country. As per NSSO 2013 about 5.77 crore small business enterprises are working in non-corporate sector providing employment to nearly 46 crore people and contributing about 45% to national GDP. E-commerce/MNC Retail Trade is an threat which will have great ramifications on livelihood of all such people who are deriving their earnings from retail trade. Allowing E-commerce/MNC Retail Trade in any segment of retail trade is a major threat since it has vital bearing on livelihood of large number of people in the Country particularly that section which does not have any other means of earning. E-commerce Scenario :Currently, under the umbrella of e-Commerce business in India, the e-retailers are selling products much below the actual price of the manufacturer. This is possible only because of funding received from overseas. This practice creates huge distortions. Uneven Playing Field :The eCommerce/MNC Retail trade is nothing but an issue of Big Capital v/s Livelihood of millions of people in the Country. The global and other big players engaged in eCommerce business in India are working with a mandate to control & dominate the retail trade and to convert it into a monopolistic market. The E-commerce/MNC Retail Trade is creating an uneven playing field to the disadvantage of millions of small business enterprises. The e-retailers are engaged in predatory pricing policy and subsidizing the prices with a view to oust brick & mortar shops from retail trade Technology Provider or Foreign Investor :In case if government fails to distinguish between the technology provider vs a foreign investor who is investing in e-retail, this will mean global retail giants will invest in technology to sell their warehouse/store products to both offline and online customers. This is quite evident where some of the prominent e-commerce entity's are started opening offline stores in name of experience zones, and also buying large offline retailers. The Government must put an end to this by issuing suitable guidelines, to save Indian Retail Trade. I request you all to help in requesting Indian Govt. to save traditional retail in India
Petition to Sydney commuters using City Rail
Why do we pay for City Rail's inefficiency?
Today on 23rd August 2019, there was a major breakdown on Sydney train network. The guards were advising passengers to get off and my son, a uni student @ UNSW got off, took an Uber to Uni to not miss an exam. He paid AUD 90. I am sure there are thousands such persons. Time Railcorp owns up and reimburses people like my son.
Petition to National Highways Authority of India
Don't collect Toll charges untill road is prepared completely
For last few years, the work of 6 lane road from Ahmedabad to Udaipur has been running. Whole road has too much pits and because of this our vehicles getting damage. We request you to not collect any toll especially Prantij Highway Toll untill work completed, it took 4 hours instead of 2 hours to reach from Nana Chiloda(Ahmedabad) to Himatnagar, we pay for Good Road.
Petition to Government of India, PMO India
A New Economic policy to support industries in india.
We all know industries pay a major role in development of any nation. Sadly for past few years we have seen downfall of leading indian Industries and companies which in case resulted in large scale Unemployment and Depreciation in value of Rupee. One of the major reason behind this Economic Crisis is the Economic policies of india and at this very time we are in dire need of relaxing these policies to support Indian industries. We have seen most of the PSU are running in losses and struggles to manage to pay monthly wages of its employees. Taxation and Export duties should be reduced so that the goods manufactured in India should match the price of international market. This will result in growing of industries in India and create jobs opportunities for young minds as we all know and i mentioned above that unemployment has reached to its peak. Please Support for India