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 Chairman-Amul
Replace plastic milk packets with Biodegradable materials
All milk brands come in plastic packets including Amul. Not only milk in fact most of the items are packed in plastic. All these plastics find their way into the garbage without any solution of these being decomposed. It is becoming a huge threat to our environment. India generates around 56 lakh tonnes of plastic waste annually, where Delhi alone accounts for 9,600 metric tonnes per day. Plastic menace is one of the major causes that is making waste management an Herculean task for the country. Amul being the leading brand of milk and milk products, it is requested that they switch over to environment friendly medium to pack all its products, especially milk, leading by example, which will encourage other brands to emulate it thereby we can put forward a step in the right direction in saving our precious environment. A simple change of policy can achieve big results for the planet.
Petition to Government of India
Proper Management and Cleanliness of our Religious Places
Dear All, Yesterday I felt very ashamed when my kid refused to enter a very famous temple because it was so dirty and smelly he said he cannot go to this place because it is very difficult for him to enter.There was leftover food, water and oil all over the place, that it was very hard to step in. This kinda opened my eyes that how bad the situation of our sacred places are now. The situation is even worse for the places like Kashi vishvanath, Vrindavan, Rishikesh, Haridwar etc. These religious places are everything that we have and they make our culture rich. Every year people from all over the world they come to India in search of inner peace and solace. If we keep on ignoring the situation, we will end up losing our assets. The need of the hour is that we should immediately take some action otherwise our next generation will stop visiting such places and would lose all the faith in our much boasted culture and heritage...As per my understanding, all the above mentioned places receive enough donations for proper management and to maintain a minimum required cleanliness. By filing this petition I am taking a very small step towards a big change that I am sure we all are looking forward to. Help me get as many signatures as we could get. I will not be thankful to you because its just not my country...its our country and we are responsible for saving our cultural richness.. RegardsDr. Pooja Sharma
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). Delhi Development Authority has finally allotted the land to EDMC too. 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.
Petition to Devendra Fadnavis
Save the Coast - Develop Responsibly, Mumbai
SAVE THE COAST - DEVELOP RESPONSIBLY The MCGM (BMC) has approved a plan to spend around Rs 12,700 crores on a 9.8 km coastal road, from Princess Street Flyover to the Worli Sea-Link. At over Rs 1200 crores per km, it will be the most expensive road ever built in India! The cost has more than doubled from the original estimates, perhaps due to the plan to reclaim 170 acres of land along the coast. At a time when Government of Maharashtra is urgently seeking Rs 8000 crores from the Centre for drought relief in the State, and when the BMC cannot spare a few hundred crores required to upgrade the BEST Bus fleet, there is no excuse for the waste of public funds on the pretext of improving traffic woes. The Coastal Road in its current state creates more problems than it solves and the citizens of Mumbai have come together to question this colossal waste of public funds and ask for a complete cessation of work on the Mumbai Coastal Road Project till we are made aware of the true facts for the following reasons: 1. BMC has admitted that the final alignment for the tunnel and the road are not yet available to share with the public. No work should be carried out before a public hearing is held. This is a statutory requirement under the MRTP Act. 2. The Environmental Impact Assessment Report of this revised alignment, including climate change issues, rising sea levels, disaster management, storm water management, sewage management and measures of mitigation need to be shared with all stakeholders including the public. The MCGM has also agreed in public interactions that the current construction is generating pollution levels in excess of what is permissible in the N.O.Cs received by the corporation. 3. The city of Mumbai floods every year leading to loss of life and property. The proposed reclamation will be a dam that will block storm drainage and will close natural edge drainage, creating even more dangerous flooding in the city. The Mithi River disaster is a case in point. 4. A fundamental flaw is the lack of a Traffic Disbursal System to connect to the proposed Coastal Road. Without the proper disbursal roads, there will be traffic jams getting on and off the coastal road creating huge congestion in the already high traffic areas on the congested stretches of Bhulabhai Desai Road, NepeanSea Road, Haji Ali junction. Residents will be struck in traffic for hours after spending Rs 12700 crores. 5. It is feared that proposed “green” spaces on the 170 acres of reclaimed land will be commercially developed or sold to private developers. This fear has worsened with the current amendment to the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ), which empowers the local body (in our case, the BMC) to give all permissions. In a city where real estate is one of the most expensive in the world, and where the MCGM itself earns thousands of crores annually by way of Development Premiums and Fungible FSI, the financial pressure to succumb to the builder lobby will be extremely high. 6. There is no system in place to prevent unauthorized encroachment on the proposed reclaimed land, since these vast reclaimed lands cannot be barricaded. With the nine existing illegal dwellings in the area, the danger that the encroachment will increase is a very real one. The proposed open spaces will be converted into massive unauthorized illegal enchroachments. 7. The Koli fishing community depends on crustaceans and shellfish that breed in the rocky inter tidal areas. The proposed reclamation will deprive them of their livelihood. 8. As the Government of Maharashtra does not have funds for this project, the MCGM is dipping into their reserve funds for the initial expenditure of Rs.1500 crores. There is no indication of how this project will be funded thereafter. Should the project commence and funds dry up, the partially completed project would constitute an environmental risk of disastrous proportions to the coastline. In view of the above, the Mumbai Coastal Road project is counter to the public interest and the citizens demand that work on the Coastal Road Project be stopped until we are given the opportunity to understand all aspects of the project including its intent, environmental issues, vehicular traffic, pedestrian movement, public transport, etc. CITIZENS! THE COASTAL ROAD RECLAMATION PROJECT MUST BE INVESTIGATED · The project has started without the final plans and the legally required public hearing. · It poses a huge environmental risk for all futures generations. · Flooding and disasters due to reclamation and closure of natural edge drainage. · No thought has been given to traffic management, which is critical. · It is a massive real-estate development project in disguise. · Loss of livelihoods for Koli community. · Fiscal waste and creation of debt trap. It diverts massive funds, which, instead, should be better spent on improving the city’s bus and rail transport. · Feared that proposed green belt will be converted into illegal encroachment belt. SAVE THE COAST - DEVELOP RESPONSIBLY COMMITTEE contact details: email@example.com Signed: Cyrus Guzder Bittu Sehgal Susiieben Shah Rahul Kadri Ritu Desai Jai Sisodia Zia Sud Dinyar Madon Cushru Shroff Dilip Gondalia Mamta Mangaldas Radhika Sabavala Nayantara Sabavala Sooni Taraporewala Neerja Shah Nasreen Fazalbhoy
Petition to Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Sh. Manohar Lal Khattar, Sh. Nitin Gadkari
Make NCR Livable Again: Strictly Implement Pollution Control Board’s Recommendations
We all have been fighting for CLEAN AIR from last 2 Years. Ministers have given words a number of times. Hon'ble Higher Courts and National Green Tribunal are vigilant of the issue and consistently issuing Directions. But, No Implementation No Effect. People are dying due to strokes, heart diseases, lung cancer and asthma. The PM(2.5) Level maintains itself around 200 since 2 Years which is well above the Dangerous Mark. The poison in the Air has reached the maximum measurable limit of 999.9, where People can Die due to Breathing. The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) as well as the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recognized the Problem in 2016 and recommended ways to tackle this to the Government of Haryana. But Government's huge delay in implementation is making the situation worse and taking the Lives to hell. As recommended by PCB's, Diesel Auto-Rickshaws hugely contributes to Air Pollution in Metro Areas. Banning these Autos may alone reduce the PM(2.5) Level by more than half. It was seen in Gurugram last year when large number of Diesel Autos were issued challans by Gurugram Police and the Air Quality improved drastically within in 2 Days. Also, Delhi banned Diesel Auto-Rickshaws and Buses Long ago, and thus has saved itself for so long. Same step is long due in neighboring cities as well, especially when there is sufficient availability of CNG in the area. Besides, no dust on roads, no constructions without covering sheets and all of us giving our best contribution would save the Heart of India. Thus it is requested to the Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the Chief Minister Haryana to immediately put a blanket ban on Diesel Public Transport and Old vehicles and strictly implement the Recommendations made by the boards.
Petition to Rajiv Ranjan mishra, Rajesh balasubhma, Government of india
“For me if Ganga dies,India dies.
If Ganga thrives, india thrives.”
Some believes of mine for make our Ganges pure. What’s your? 1- There must be toilets near the rivers for public use where most of the temples or houses near the river are located. 2- cleanup animals and dirty clothes should be far away from the rivers and that water should to be conserved. 3- As we are aware of the climatic disturbance happening all around we should do more rain water harvesting and let the level of rivers be increased so it can be used in future. 4- Less construction of dams, which would be effective for the others near towns or villages for farming or even basic needs of them. “ “We are going to build more plants but at the moment only thrid of the city is connected to sewers. The rest of it goes straight into Ganges.” i need more and more sign for this petition so we all can bring our holy ganges back and make our India beautiful. #support #betogether #cleanganga Thank you Sanjay Rai
Petition to Karnataka State Minister for Environment, Prakash Javadekar, Jual Oram, Karnataka State Human Rights Commission, Ms Uma Bharati, Union Minister for Home, National Human Rights Commission, Shri Siddaramaiah, Dr. G. Parameshwara, Shri Ramanath Rai, Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rights, Karnataka State Minister for Transport, Karnataka State Minister for Transport, Karnataka State Minister for Tourism, Prime Minister
STOP THE TWO RAILWAY TRACKS TO KODAGU, SAVE RIVER CAUVERY & YOUR DRINKING WATER
TWO RAILWAY TRACKS ARE BEING PUSHED INTO KODAGU (COORG), WHICH IS THE MAIN RIVER CATCHMENT AREA FOR THE CAUVERY. 1 - The Thalaserry- Kutta- Mysuru railway. 2 - The Mysuru- Kushalnagar- Madikeri- Mangaluru railway. WHY THIS IS A BAD IDEA: Implementing two railway tracks will involve the cutting of lakhs of trees in this rain catchment, Cauvery-creating region. Kodagu already lost 54,000 trees for a high-tension power line to Kerala, as a result of which the temperature increased and the water holes here dried up. Kodagu's tree cover makes it the Water Tank of Bengaluru, and the IT City, it is already predicted, will be unliveable in three to four decades. This is a clear prediction of the IISc. In a rain catchment area, less trees over time, leads to less rain & less river. And finally, no river. The Cauvery river has already reduced in volume by 40% over the last 50 years.In fact, the river dries up completely in Tamil Nadu and does not reach the sea any more. 70% of the inflow into the KRS reservoir in Mysuru is believed to be from Kodagu District. The River Cauvery is the lifeline of South India and provides water to over 80 million (8 crore) people, and 600 major industries across the region. It is therefore in the National Interest to preserve the Kodagu ecology. The food, water and economic security of Southern Karnataka and Tamil Nadu hinges largely on the Cauvery River. In Karnataka, these regions include the citizens and farmers of Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mandya and Kodagu. And in Tamil Nadu it covers the districts of Salem, Erode, Trichy, Thanjavur and Nagapattinam. Simply put, no trees in Coorg means no River Cauvery. Every tree holds 30,000 to 40,000 litres of water, its roots release water underground to form tiny streams, and its leaves give off moisture into the air to create humidity that invites rain from passing clouds. Four road-widening projects to National Highway and State Highway standards is also planned and will cut lakhs more trees. A HIGH DEGREE OF HUMAN-ANIMAL CONFLICT ALREADY EXISTS Due to the overall loss of trees, the water sources in the forests have dried up. They come alive briefly during the monsoons and die again even before summer sets in properly. With little foliage to eat, the elephants are found as often in the estates as in the forest. Human-elephant conflict has taken many lives, and people live in fear WHY WOULD THE GOVT INSIST ON PUTTING TWO RAILWAY TRACKS INTO KODAGU, WHEN THERE IS NO REAL NEED FOR THEM? LET US LOOK AT BOTH THE TRACKS: FIRST, THE KUSHALNAGAR TRACK The Kushalnagar track was declared not financially viable. The small population of Kodagu and the potential traffic of customers and goods, do not call for a railway track. The track is apparently being pushed through despite protests by the people, for the money that politicians can make from the railway contracts, and the timber money from the tree cutting that will be done. The timber lobby could be a driving force behind this track. A false narrative is being built of the track stopping at the border of Kodagu in Kushalnagar. But an RTI has clearly revealed that the track will go to Makkandur 4 km near Madikeri. So verbal assurances from politicians should not be accepted, as they may not be in power when the decision to take the track to Madikeri is made. It will also go on to Mangaluru from Madikeri. The excuse of promoting tourism is being given by the Govt, but the truth is the Coorg landscape has reached saturation in tourism. There are already too many resorts and home stays, and stinking piles of garbage are lining many of the roads. Road connectivity is already very good, and more mass tourism from the railways will kill the District's ecology. Another excuse given by the Government is that the coffee grown here can be sent by train to Mangalore port, but the fact is that coffee is already being despatched by road, quite efficiently and economically. Hassan District has railway connectivity, and they have not benefited noticeably from it. Some argue that Hunsur has the right to get a railway track and that if Kodagu says no to the railway, it will affect Hunsur. That is easily solved, KR Nagar is just 21 km away by road and it is already connected by railway. A track can be created from KR Nagar to Hunsur. it need to not be the Mysuru-Kushalnagar railway line at crores of expense. NOW, THE THALASERRY TRACK Route - Thalaserry, Koothaparamba, Mananthavady, Kutta, Kanoor, Balele, Thitihmathi, Hunsur. Both road and rail routes from Thalaserry already exist, there is no need for this new route. The road route is through Kabini to Mysore and the railway track is through Palghat to Bangalore. There is a flourishing bus service from Thalaserry to Bangalore and there is no desperate need for a railway at such a terrible environmental cost of lakhs of trees and the death of a River. There is a financially and influentially strong lobby behind this track, the lobby is made of business and political vested interests. The environmentalists of Wynaad too are against this Railway and have joined hands with the people of Kodagu. It makes no sense to deprive the farmers and people of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu off their right to always have Cauvery water...just to make travel cheaper and shorter by a few hours for the people of Kerala. Also, it is not all the people of Kerala who want the Railway, but the lobby that is always working for some railway to be put through some forest. This could simply be their source of income. PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION Please sign this petition and forward it to others who will support the cause. Help us to stop the two railway tracks to Kodagu, save the trees and the River Cauvery, protect the drinking water of 8 crore Indians in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The petition has been addressed to the below persons in the Govt. Prime Minister of India Union Minister for Railways. Union Minister for Environment. Union Minister for Irrigation. Union Minister for Tribal Affairs. Union Home Minister - Joint Secretary. National Human Rights Commission of India. Chief Minister of Karnataka. Karnataka State Minister for Railways. Karnataka State Minister for Environment. Karnataka State Home Minister. Karnataka Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rights. Karnataka State minster for Tourism. Karnataka State Minister for Transport. Karnataka State Human Rights Commission.