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 Donald Trump, David Ige, Brian Schatz, Mazie Hirono, Colleen Hanabusa, Tulsi Gabbard
Protect the Pacific Remote Islands from commercial interests
Imagine an ocean-scape where reefs are covered with coral; dolphins, whales and turtles roam; large fish swarm in schools; sharks rule, and multiple species of sea birds forage. The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument is a place you hope exists—and it does. In April 2017, President Trump signed an executive order to review the protections of our nation’s land and sea monuments, including the Pacific Remote Islands. Now, this area is under direct threat for rollbacks by the administration. We must tell President Trump that this collection of islands and atolls are too precious to be used for deep-sea mining, commercial fishing or other harmful industrial practices. Globally, the ocean is in peril. About 90% of all large ocean fish are gone. Almost half of the world's coral reefs have disappeared in the last 30 years. Researchers tells us that by the end of the century, if carbon dioxide emissions continue to grow at the current pace, the ocean could become 150% more acidic. To fend off catastrophe, leading marine scientists agree that at least 30% of the ocean needs to be set aside in marine reserves to protect fish populations and keep ecosystems healthy. With no residents and a thriving marine ecosystem, the Pacific Remote Islands is an ideal place for such protection. Please sign this petition to urge President Trump to leave existing protections in place for the Pacific Remote Islands. Go to www.ProtectPRI.com to learn more.
Petition to Prime Minister of India, national green tribunal, Supreme Court of India, C M of Uttarakhand
India's Climate and Ecology is in Danger . 33,000 trees will be chopped in Uttarakhand
India's climate and ecology is in Danger . 33,000 trees will be chopped in Uttarakhand ! About 7,000 trees will be axed to widen the Tanakpur-Pithoragarh stretch of the national highway 9 in Uttarakhand under a project that aims to connect four Hindu shines with all-weather roads, a senior engineer said. The Rs 12,000-crore road project, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, will connect the char dhams -- Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri. Pilgrims also take the Tanakpur-Pithoragarh highway to go to Kailash Mansarovar. More than 33,000 trees will be chopped in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand to execute the project. The Tanakpur-Pithoragarh highway stretch – around 150 kms -- passes through the Kumaon region. “About 7,000 trees will be uprooted in Kumaon for the road project on 100 hectares, including 11 hectares of civil land,” said LD Mathela, executive engineer of NH 125 Lohaghat division, who is in charge of road construction. The Tanakpur-Pithoragarh section of the old NH 125 has been merged with NH 9. Mathela said the road, after its widening, would bear the load of defence vehicles carrying armaments and equipment to India-China border posts, about 200km from the Pithoragarh town. Unlike in the Garhwal region, no over-bridges and tunnels will be constructed in Kumaon. “Besides the non-rocky hills on the entire portion of the road between Tanakpur and Pithoragarh, the cost factor has not permitted us to construct tunnels; the 150-km portion of the road will be without over-bridges and tunnels,” Mathela said. “We have assigned the project to four companies after examining their experience in construction of all-weather roads.” The 12-metre-wide road will be constructed by 2019, said sources at NH 125 office at Lohaghat in Champawat district. “According to the design submitted by the construction companies, sliding portions of the road will be protected to making it weather-resistant,” Mathela said. 33,000 isn't a small number. With the raging global warming and adverse environmental changes, even cutting of one tree counts. Chopping off 33,000 trees will result in severe habitat loss of the organisms dwelling in the trees and in support of the trees. The effects of deforestation isn't unknown to anyone. Thus, let us come together, protest against the mass buthchering of trees. After all, it's the prime time to implement the teachings that we got in the environment science classes.
Petition to Dr. Harsh Vardhan - Hon'ble Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change
Stop Plastic Carry Bags in Super Markets
Plastic bags tend to disrupt the environment in a serious way. They get into soil and slowly release toxic chemicals. They eventually break down into the soil, with the unfortunate consequence being that animals eat them and often choke and die. The petroleum and the gas that’s used to create plastic bags is a finite resource. We only have a limited amount to use. We already have a problem with what we’re going to do in the next 50 – 100 years so why are we compounding it? There are also environmentally issues existing in their own right, when extracting petroleum from the Earth. But perhaps a bigger problem is the sheer number of plastic bags that we consume globally, (the current estimates are 500 million to 1Bn throughout the entire world). What happens to the bags once they have been used?There are many places that they can be taken to be recycled, but in reality figures show that only 1% of all plastic bags are recycled, with most heading for landfill, or worse, our oceans. The effect on the environmentOver 100,000 animals are suspected of coming to this unfortunate end throughout the world every single year, on both land and in our oceans. Plastic bags which pollute our oceans have a bad habit of killing sea turtles in particular. They are by far the biggest casualty in all of this as they mistake carrier bags for jelly fish, or similar and then end up choking. Alternative Solution : The only real option is to go with a reusable bag. The so called; ‘Eco bag’. There is nothing special about an eco bag, other than they are usually ethically made and are re-usable.
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
Citizens of India , Save 80 hectares of wetlands & mangroves in Navi Mumbai
Dear Citizens, An area as big as 80 hectares is 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. This has shocked the citizens of Mumbai / Navi Mumbai. 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. 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. But CIDCO has been taking approvals from different ministries and government bodies like MCZMA by making statements that there are no wetlands in this area. Please ask authorities to take back the notification and approvals for change in land use obtained on the basis of false and misleading statements. Develop this area as eco tourism spot instead of destroying wetlands for one more golf course and residential towers in Navi Mumbai. Thanking you We have already filed a PIL 58/2018 in Mumbai High Court. The support of maximum people will help in opening the eyes of decision makers. Link to our Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/groups/savenavimumbaienvironment/ https://www.facebook.com/saveTalaweWetlands/
Petition to Sh. Anil Baijal
Spare the Yamuna from swallowing Delhi's waste - #YamunaBakshoAandolan
Recently, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation has obtained the permission of the Central Pollution Control Board to build new landfills in the Yamuna river zone, or the ‘O’ zone of the Delhi masterplan. Any activity on the ‘O’ zone means building on the fragile Yamuna floodplains. This could potentially mean the end of the already terminally ill Yamuna river as a living entity. It is well known from scientific studies- across India and internationally- that there is no landfill that does not finally leak. Indians depend on either river or underground water for drinking. The country’s scientific establishment has shown beyond doubt that India’s landfills are poisoning all forms of water and soil. Not only this, but as wet waste reaches landfills, it emits the highly combustible methane, which causes fire, with the residual plastic in the landfill adding fuel. As a result of this, both Delhi’s active landfills are always partially on fire. This exacerbates the severe air pollution condition. The leachate from this new landfill will also poison the Yamuna, which will severely impact not only Delhiites, whose only source of drinking water is the river, but millions of Indians downstream. It will also add to the environmental burden of the city, already strained to its limits. International experience shows that even if it is built to global standards, it will eventually contaminate water irreversibly. This apart, the rich bio-diversity of the river will also be seriously threatened by such toxic exposure. We, therefore, call for a rollback of this permission and plan to spare the Yamuna from swallowing Delhi's waste. #YamunaBakshoAandolan
Petition to Sh. Nitin Gadkari, Sh. Deepak Kumar, Sh. Udeep K Singhal GM (Tech), Delhi, Sh. B B Mohapatra, Sh. Vaibhav Dange, Sh. Hardeep S. Puri, Sh. B. Purushartha, Sh. Arvind Kejriwal, Sh. Narendra Modi, Sh. Manohar Lal Khattar, Sh. S.S.Prasad, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki, Chief Secretary Haryana, Sh. Rao Inderjit Singh, Director Secretory, Gurgaon, Sh. Dhesi Depinder Singh, Sh. S.S.Prasad, I.A.S, Sh. Yashpal Yadav, Sh. Arun Kumar Gupta, Sh. Arun Kumar Gupta
Remove #KherkiDaulaToll | Quickly Complete #DwarkaExpressway | Reduce Air Pollution & Jams
After signing the Petition please forward this to all your friends, family and colleagues who are impacted due to delay in removal of Kherki Daula Toll and delay in completion of Dwarka Expressway leading to massive Traffic Jams on NH8 and Pollution in Gurgaon. It was a jam that lasted so long and was so bad that it earned itself a unique name: Gurujam. The world knows about the Maha Traffic Jam of 20+ hours on NH8 ( Delhi Gurgaon Expressway ) dated 28-July-2016 6:00 PM onwards after heavy rainfall which lasted for a day bringing traffic to a standstill with the tailback extending up to 24 kilometers or more (source). This was not just one day, the daily bumper to bumper traffic is a perpetual problematic matter for lacs of daily commuters on Delhi Gurgaon Expressway NH8 which directly or indirectly impact our daily lives. Few major instances of NH8 Traffic Jams are listed below: o 20 Hours Traffic Jam on NH8 dated 28-July-2016 (source). o Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stuck in NH8 Traffic Jam dated 7-March-2016 (source) o 7 Hours Traffic Jam on NH8 dated 7-Nov-2015 Spread over 20 Kms (source) o 5 Hours Traffic Jam on 8-Sept-2015 (source) o 4 Hours Traffic Jam on 21-Aug-2015 (source) o 4 Hours Traffic Jam on NH8 dated 22-May-2015 Spread over 20 Kms (source) o Hours Traffic Jam on NH8 dated 5-Sept-2014 (source) o 2 Hours Traffic Jam on NH8 dated 28-Feb-2014 (source) o Three Union ministers, including road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari stuck in Traffic Jam on NH-8 dated 25-July-2014 (source) The list of traffic Jams on NH8 is endless. The traffic carrying capacity of the road was breached before 2013 itself (source) What is the daily traffic jam costing you? In a traffic jam, a vehicle consumes almost 20% more fuel. Assuming that you are in a jam six times in a week, you spend Rs.108 more than you would otherwise. Rs. 60,0000 crore can be lost every year, including fuel wastage, due to traffic delays on high-volume highways. (source). Civic agencies have failed to develop roads with futuristic planning which is now hurting the city as more than 10,000 new vehicles roll out on to the streets of Gurgaon every three months (source) Amid the planned robust expansion of Gurgaon and nearby industrial areas like Manesar and influx of expected heavy traffic due to increasing car penetration in Delhi NCR, Haryana Govt. announced the ambitious 150 M Wide x 8 Lane x 18 Km Long expressway project named as Dwarka Expressway or Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) in year 2007 to improve connectivity between Dwarka and Gurgaon (3rd Major Connecting road after NH8 and Mehrauli – Gurgaon Road). Both Delhi and Haryana Govt. signed off MOU in 2007, the initial Target set by the Govt. to complete Dwarka Expressway Govt. was before CWG’10 (Common Wealth Games) however till date the 28 KM National Highway road has not been completed to improve the connectivity and reduce traffic load on NH8. Key Objective of Dwarka Expressway were: 1. to off-load the Traffic from NH8 by 40% 2. to smoothen the airport connectivity with mega industrial area (Manesar) by reducing travel time/distance 3. to development of New Gurgaon Residential Sector to meet the housing demand of Millennium sector. Impact on End Users: More than 90,000+ residents and home buyers from middle class and upper middle class category have purchased their dream homes in Dwarka Expressway and New Gurugram. Some of them have already got the possession of their flats after the delay of 2 or more year and some are in process to get their dream homes in next 6 months to 1 year (source). Residents across the sectors of new Gurgaon area like 37, 76, 77, 78,79,80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 99A, 100, 101, 102, 102A, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 110A, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115 etc. will have following huge impact due to further delay of Dwarka Expressway: o More and more traffic burden on NH8 will continue. Vehicle population has increased by more than 40% in last 5 years. o Increase in travel time/distance by more than 40% for office goers from Dwarka and nearby areas o Increase in Pollution, not just due to traffic issues, but due to increased use of diesel gensets for electricity, causing more deaths due to respiratory diseases in people in Delhi & Gurgaon o Infrastructure like Sector Roads, electricity supply from grid, water supply and sewage system will be incomplete for long term due to non-operational of Dwarka Expressway o Increase in waste of government subsidy due to use of diesel generators for electricity owing to incomplete infrastructure o Poor airport connectivity for residents of new sectors across Dwarka Expressway, causing more traffic jams o Delay in planned public transportation like metro for new sectors across Dwarka Expressway as per Master Plan, causing more traffic jams o Concern on expansion plan of Manesar Industrial Area In order to provide relief to lacs daily commuters of Delhi-Gurgaon-Manesar-Jaipur and 90,000 buyers who invested in Dwarka Expressway we request the Govt. facilitate below: 1. Time bound completion of Dwarka Expressway to distribute NH8 Traffic 2. Proper Connectivity of Dwarka Expressway to Delhi and NH8 3. Time bound removal of Kherki Dhaula Toll Plaza (Gurgaon-Manesar Toll) to reduce Traffic Jams 4. Or provide free Tags for residents of New Gurgaon Sectors across Kherki Dhaula Toll Plaza like Govt. has provided free tags to the people of 32 villages falling near Kherki Dhaula toll Plaza. 5. Time bound connectivity of Dwarka Expressway (NPR Sec 37, 81 to 115) to Southern Peripheral Road (SPR Sec 76 to 80) 6. Time bound completion of all Master and Sector Roads of New Gurgaon. 7. Time bound completion of Electric Sub-Stations and Govt. Electricty supply for all new townships.8. Metro Connectivity from Dwarka to Gurgaon to Manesar as per plan. Requesting everyone impacted to support the cause to waken the Govt. and authorities to take immediate actions which impacts our daily lives. You may also voice out your concerns in the comment section below.
Petition to Mr Anil Baijal, Mr Arvind Kejriwal, Mr Kapil Mishra, NGT , Chairman, CPCB
No Landfill on the banks of Yamuna, Find another site.
Our drinking water will be poisoned if we don’t act now. The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) is planning to build TWO landfills on the banks of the Yamuna - one at Sonia Vihar (150 acres) and another one at Ghonda Gujran (50 acres), both in active floodplains. This is the most dangerous place to build a landfill. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has given a nod to the proposal, ignoring several laws such as the Water Act, 1974, The Environment Protection Act, 1986, the Waste Management Rules, 2016, The Ganga Authority Notification 2016, The NGT judgment dated January 13, 2015, in Maily se Nirmal Yamuna case, the DDA Act and The Zonal Plan for Zone O (river zone). Garbage, toxins & heavy metals will flow directly from this landfill into the Yamuna. These toxins will enter our drinking water creating a health crisis. The Yamuna bank is an active floodplain which drains directly into the river. The area is also highly unstable with seismic activity. Any toxins stored on the banks will spill into the river and poison it. From the Yamuna, the toxins will enter Delhi’s groundwater and water supply, also the fact that the water table is high in these areas and therefore toxic leachate from the landfills is going to pollute the underground aquifers for all times. The water coming to our homes will become dangerous for us to use or consume. We need to make sure this landfill does not come up on the Yamuna banks. The landfill must be shifted to a safer site far away from our water supply. Once the Landfill is built the damage will be done. It will be a bureaucratic nightmare to implement safety measures or shut it down and reverse the damage. We must show the authorities right away that there is massive public opposition to building a landfill on the Yamuna banks. We must unite now to protect the Yamuna, our water and our health.