Petition to Siddaramaiah
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Order Immediate Clean Up of Bellandur Lake
“The froth singes the skin. We do not even park our vehicles near the lake. The vehicle loses its colour as froth settles on it,” says Balu, a Bangalore resident living near Bellandur Lake. Bellandur Lake is the biggest lake in Bangalore. 3 months back, the lake caught fire because of its high pollution levels. Bellandur lake is spilling over with toxic froth that is overflowing onto neighbouring roads and is poisoning people. Sign my petition asking the government to order an immediate cleanup of the Bellandur Lake. If this is not fixed immediately, Bangalore’s biggest lake will go on to become India's biggest biohazard. The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB) is responsible for fixing this situation. They have said they cannot do anything about the situation. But what about 40 acres of land the government had set aside for sewage treatment? The BWSSB gave the land away to be used for a new SEZ. Why was this decision taken when there is a severe crisis with the lake pollution? Sign my petition before it’s too late to save Bellandur lake and Bangalore city. There is unregulated sewage being continuously dumped into the lake, surrounded by heavily populated areas. This includes industrial and even biomedical waste. People living in the neighbourhood are falling sick. You can prevent this. Sign my petition and spread the word. If enough of us speak up, the Karnataka Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah will be forced to take notice and will direct the BWSSB to fix this issue.P.S : How polluted is Bellandur lake : In a periodic water sampling carried out by Lake Development Authority, in Bellandur Lake, most of the water quality parameters (there are 11 parameters to test water for quality) indicate deterioration of ecological status of the lake. The high values observed for BOD, carbon dioxide, phosphate phosphorous, lead, mercury, e-coli and total plate count. The physical appearance of high foam of flowing water from the lake indicates that this water contains high amount of phosphorous and other inorganic chemical compounds. E-coli has reached shocking levels - while the optimum range is less than 100, Bellandur water is ranging between 717 and 916. Normal range for Phosphate phosphorous should be 0.2, but the presence is 2.6. Total plate count should have been less than 5000, but in Bellandur it is upwards of 8000.
Petition to Rao Narbir Singh, Harsh Vardhan, Manohar Lal Khattar
No construction at the cost of 1300 trees, stop deforestation in Gurgaon
Problem Statement The state Public Works Department (PWD) has sought permission to fell 1,300 trees to construct an underpass and a flyover at Atul Kataria Chowk, Gurgaon. Out of which 700 trees to be cut from forest land and 600 from HUDA & Others. A senior forest official on condition of anonymity told Hindustan Times that nearly 25,000 trees have been felled in the past five years, but in official records the number is around 9,000 trees. Of these, about 14,500 trees have been felled in the past two years for the constructions of underpasses and flyovers. There's no substantial focus on developing green belts. Already the air quality of Gurgaon is extremely poor, no measures are being taken to improve and this step will further deteriorate habitation. Help needed The need to build infrastructure is endless. Deforestation will continue to happen in the pretext of urbanization. Underpasses and flyovers at the cost of old & fully grown trees should be discouraged. While there are many ways/ rules of compensating the loss on paper ; e.g. plant 5 for every 1 tree. However so far enforcement has been very poor and small saplings will take decades to make up the loss. Current air quality is an indicator of deforestation and poor compensatory measures. Authorities should plant at least 10,000 trees first, share the proof, maintenance plan with detailed map with Ministry of Environment and Forest. Also explore options of vertical foresting in Flyovers, Commercial, Residential & Govt buildings. Please sign the petition and request authorities to stop urbanization at the cost of environment.
Petition to MDDA , Uttarakhand Environment Minister, Mussoorie Nagarpalika
Stop cutting trees by easy environmental clearances on Mussoorie Dehradun Road
Mussoorie-Dehradun Road a few years back had trees around with some Maggi points on the route. Now at every few metres, there are restaurants and even bars constructed (despite it being a National Highway) by cutting trees. Deforestation on the roadside is causing frequent landslides and increases risks for the travellers. Stop these easy environmental clearances and save the remaining forest cover.
Petition to Sunil Bharti Mittal & Manohar Lal Khattar, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Manohar Lal Khattar, ML Khattar, Manohar L Khattar, Sunil B Mittal, Sunil B. Mittal, Sunil B.. Mittal, Sunil B... Mittal, Sunil B.... Mittal
Restore 52-acres of felled forest. Keep real-estate out of the entire Aravalli zone.
The Aravalli hills just lost 7000 trees in Haryana. 52 acres of precious forest cover was cut down so that a residential complex can be built. If we don't act now and raise our voice against this disaster, we could end up losing 50,000 acres of Aravalli forests to other "real-estate" projects. Sign my petition now. M/s Bharti Land Ltd ( A sister company of Airtel in the Bharti Group) has proposed a 2000 flat real estate project called Delhi Ridge in Faridabad near Suraj Kund in a environmentally sensitive location. The sloping site covering 52 acres is in the Aravalli hills and drains into the Bhuria Nala. The site is in the Aravallis which are zoned as Natural Conservation Zone (NCZ) in the NCR, where construction is limited to just half a percent (0.5%) and residential construction is not permitted. Despite the zoning, the project has obtained a Licence (2013), Environmental Clearance (2014) and permission to fell trees (May 2017). All these three permissions – the Licence, Environmental Clearance and Tree felling permission -blatantly ignore the Natural Conservation Zoning for the site, the deemed forest status, and the hon'ble Supreme Court’s orders. At least 7000 trees have already been felled using bulldozers at the 52 acre site. More damagingly, if this 52 acre project is permitted, then over 50,000 acres of similarly placed Haryana aravalli areas will be open season for real estate. This Aravalli forest cover acts as Gurgaon, Faridabad and Delhi’s groundwater recharge zone, wildlife habitat, and green lungs. If these forests are cut down for real-estate projects, the residents of NCR will face more water shortages and more pollution. Only 3.6% of Haryana's land is under forest cover and we must protect it. We cannot allow companies and governments to get away with cutting down trees and clearing forests on such a massive scale and allow real estate into the Aravallis. That is why I am asking Sunil Bharti Mittal, the Chairman of the Bharti Group, to respect nature and direct M/s Bharti Land to restore the forest on the 52 acre site, and keep real estate out of the Aravallis. And that is why I am asking Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief Minister of Haryana, to honour and respect this site and entire Haryana Aravallis, as forest and Natural Conservation Zone and keep real estate out. Sign our petition and show Bharti Land and the Haryana Government that we will not tolerate the cutting down of our precious Aravalli hills and forest lands. #ProtectAravallis #RespectNature
Petition to United Nations, United Nations Environment Program
The World needs to change.
Global warming is a continuously increasing environmental issue all over the world. There is no any single country responsible for its causes, all the countries worldwide are responsible for its ever increasing. Actually global warming is a global increase in the temperature of the earth because of our some daily activities. Our various activities heats up the earth which ultimately rises its temperature. Rise in temperature takes place when greenhouse gases (such a carbon dioxide, water vapours, nitrous oxide, methane, etc) trap heat and light from our surroundings and sun. Ultimately, rise in temperature hurts the lives of human beings, animals, and plants. There are many reasons for the increasing global warming however some of the primary and main causes are considered because of the Green House Effect. Green house effect is caused by the green house gases carbon dioxide, chloro-fluoro carbon, methane, nitrous oxides, etc gases. Such green houses gases are generated by our daily activities and get collected in to the atmosphere and form a cover around the Earth which again absorbs hot sun rays and make this earth a burning earth. The absorbed heat remains in the lower circle of biosphere and enhances the temperature level. According to the statistics it has been estimated that by 2050 the rise in temperature of earth would be about 4° to 5°C. In last five centuries, it has raised by about 1°C however half of this warming is raised only during twentieth century. So, the global warming is at peak and alarms us regularly with its bad effects. It is affecting almost all parts of the world and causing sea level to rise, glaciers to melt and many more which covers all the low land islands. It is destroying huge forests, killing algae, acid rain, etc. Acid rain is very dangerous which may destroy anything in touch. Global warming causes natural fires which may wipe out whole forests. Continuous rise in the earth temperature affects agricultural crops, forests, marine life and life growth on the earth. It cannot be solved by the effort of only one country, it needs global effort of all countries to reduces its effects and completely eliminate it. The world needs to change cause if it stays the way it is then as predicted by Stephen Hawking the earth is gonna be inhabitable by the next 100 years so we need to change something to protect our planet. Thank you.
Petition to Ms.Matatha Rojas Urrego, Sovan chatterjee, Dr Harsh Vardhan
SAVE THE EAST KOLKATA WETLANDS (RAMSAR SITE-1208) AND PREVENT ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION
The East Calcutta Wetlands were designated a "wetland of international importance" under the Ramsar Convention on August 19, 2002. The wetlands cover 125 square kilometers, and include salt marshes and salt meadows, as well as sewage farms and settling ponds. The wetlands are used to treat Kolkata's sewage, and the nutrients contained in the waste water sustain fish farms and agriculture. The land filling and stealing of EKW water body is done by Govt and private parties uncontrolled. Over the years in the last 25 years illegal landfills are on the rise and the wetlands are being slowly assimilated in the mainstream city. This unprecedented land development and urbanization are creating concerns about the impact on the environment including MLW disposal of major part of Kolkata city. Capacity of Dhapa MSW disposal yard is over long back and now it is encroaching the EKW water body. In short time Dhapa dump yard will cover the major part of EKW but no one is thinking for the loss of MLW dump yard ie EKW. Government have no realistic plan or program for disposal of MSW & MLW of the large metropolitan city Calcutta . Municipal Solid waste dump yard can raise vertically like hill as it is happening in Dhapa dump yard. But MLW( liquid) dumping can’t rise vertically and will spread horizontally when filled to its capacity. In few decades major part of the EKW will become greater Dhapa and the problem of MSW dumping will be solved temporarily This will be at the cost of MLW disposal wet land and it will make the city roads filled with MLW when the drain manholes will overflow making the city not fit for living with associated spread of diseases . State Govt is a part of this stealing of EKW as we can see in different clearances/ decisions including allowing the private party to allow land filling, stating the insufficiency of present law to stop the land encroachment & development. This will have environmental impact which will affect the people in this region directly and indirectly the whole mankind . We request the GOI, WBGOVT and international organizations to wake up to solve the problem of MSW & MLW of city of Kolkata and save the Ramsar Site- East Kolkata Wetland, (Ramsar site No. 1208) from vanishing
Petition to Dr. Rakesh Tewari, Shri Madan Singh Chouhan, Shri A.M.V. Subramanyam, Shri Devendra Phadnavis, Shri Vinod Tawade
Enlist Forts of Maharashtra as UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The forts of erstwhile Maratha Empire are not just silent sentinels of history, but in essense are a legacy of righteous rule, culture and nationalistic ideals. History Researchers, fort lovers and heritage activists have been demanding that the premier forts of Maharashtra as well as those in erstwhile Maratha Empire pan India, be converted to UNESCO World Heritage sites. This, will prevent their misuse and defacation as well as be free unwarranted behavior of individuals and organizations. Besides, most importantly, expertise of internationally esteemed experts will be available for restoration and conservation purposes. The international tourism status will bring employment to local population, local arts and crafts will get international attention, dandpatta and swordmanship of Maratha style will get international attention, besides a host of other benefits including valuable foreign exchange. Primarily, forts as Raigad, Rajgad, Sindhudurg, Jinji, Pratapgad, Panhala, Vijaydurg, Devgiri and such be included in UWHS. Raigad, Rajgad, Pratapgad and Sindhudurg are the hallmark of the great legacy, foresight and diplomacy, of the Maratha Emperor being witness to the landmark events of visionary and exemplary national leader, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who had visioned these sites more than just the spots of beauty or adventure. He had stated that “....in forts not only the kingdom gets its strength but these hill forts are also instrumental in survival, nourishment and well being of our people, particularly in the wake of attack by our enemy” We urge the Archeological Survey of India and Maharashtra Government to coordinate and bring our invaluable heritage and cultural legacy on UNESCO WHS list. "Maratha forts were not just military fortification but monuments of ways of living with nature. Though forts would fall under culture, TERRE is proposing it be put under ‘mixed’ category." - Rajendra Shende Former UN Diplomat Director TERRE Policy Center https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maharashtra-Forts-for-Unesco-World-Heritage-Sites #MaharashtraForts #SahyadriForts #MarathaForts #Forts #Sahyadri
Petition to Chief Minister of Maharashtra, managing director - cidco, commissioner - nmmc, urban development department, Gurunath Arse, Chief environment secretary, Conservator of forest, Konkan divisional commissiner, Jayram Gowda, Satish Gavai, Sunil Agarwal, CITIZENS OF INDIA
How much is 198 acres of land worth in prime location of Palm Beach Road in Navi Mumbai?
Dear Citizens, Recently there was lot of controversy on sale of Kharghar land of 24 acres estimated at 1700 crore . What will be value of 198 acres on prime location on Palm Beach Road being handed over to a private builder for residential and commercial development in name of golf course by changing the land use from No Development Zone to Regional Park Zone and Residential Zone ? Imagine the benefit to a private builder on land of 198 acres in Palm Beach Road , Nerul , Navi Mumbai where land has been allotted overlooking all environmental laws . The area is rich in biodiversity, has reserved mangrove forests , wetlands and is the habitat of many bird species including migratory birds like flamingos. Its biodiversity / marine life has been studied by Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and TERI who have issued various reports recommending that the area’s biodiversity be preserved. It also helps prevent floods by storing water during heavy rains & high tides. We are surprised that CIDCO proposes to build a Golf Course when it has recently built one in Kharghar just over 10 kms away. CIDCO, as a responsible Planning Body, should preserve the green lungs of the city and ensure residential buildings are not built in area which is a habitat of birds and has protected mangroves and wetlands. This despite supreme court order dated 4th October 2017 . Relevant extract : "We make it clear and reiterate that in terms of our order dated 8th February, 2017, 2,01,503 wetlands that have been mapped by the Union of India should continue to remain protected on the same principles as were formulated in Rule 4 of the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2010." Link to full order : https://indiankanoon.org/doc/56633470/ Develop this area as eco tourism spot instead of destroying wetlands for one more golf course and residential towers in Navi Mumbai. We, in Mumbai & Navi Mumbai, do not seem to have learnt any lesson from Chennai Floods of December 2015 as we are doing the same mistake as committed by Chennai .As Chennai expanded, more than 150 water bodies were encroached & turned into human habitation. Let us learn from Chennai's mistake and not repeat them. #WetlandsGoneFloodsOn Thanking you For complaints about wetlands destruction call 1926 or post online complaint on newly launched website https://www.konkanwetland.com/ Link to our Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/groups/savenavimumbaienvironment/ https://www.facebook.com/saveTalaweWetlands/ Link to Twitter : saveNaviMumbaiWetlandsTweets (@sunnyagro): https://twitter.com/sunnyagro?s=09 Link to a short film on this issue by international channel Zoomin.tv : �This wetland in Navi Mumbai, India, acts as a natural barrier against floods and is home to more than 80 bird species, which is exactly why the Agarwals are doing everything they can to protect it ✊ https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=840898439434325&id=432708166912159 Youtube link to film : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQEPa0jRuDs Another very informative film on Citizens initiative & Mangroves warriors . FB link : https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1732876363438678&id=165818073477856 You tube link: https://youtu.be/-dnb2c0QUuA