Petition to Municipal Commissioner
Petitioning Social Initiative 'De-Concretise- Save Trees save Mother Nature’
Navi Mumbai Municipal Commissioner / Tree Authority, De-concretise Remaining TREES before they die of Concrete, Plaster, Tar or Paver-blocks around the base of trees which suffocates and kills them! Sign the petition to join our campaign in saving such trees. The trees around us are extremely important and have always been necessary for improving the human condition and their very existence. Without trees we humans would not exist on this beautiful planet. We, the humans are causing irreparable damage to our earth. One such damage is done by CONCRETISATION of area around the trees. Concretization is causing havoc to the very existence and growth of this very source and supporter of life on earth. Concretization has many detrimental effects on biodiversity. It causes immense damage to the trees, soil, climate, living organisms and habitat of tree dwellers. Navi Mumbai was once a greener city with tall n healthy trees. Every road had beautiful Canopy. Trees had enough space to grow. All along on both the sides of road had muddy area with enough plantation. But as time passed. Navi Mumbaikars’s are witnessing massive destruction. On the verge of becoming a Smart City, Development and Destruction is going hand in hand. We are more inclined towards making a Concrete City. Navi Mumbai once a cool city is now witnessing drastic climate change. Footpath with paver-blocks and Concrete has replace the muddy lane. In doing so our civics body failed to follow National Green Tribunal Guideline to keep space of 6 X 6 feet space around the base of the tree. Instead we are witnessing each and every tree on Footpath, Divider, Gardens, Hills, all along the Nallahs, Jogging tracks are chocked to death with either cement or paver-block. It not only blocks the seepage of rain water but the soil too has no space to breathe. Which in turn had been responsible for the death of innumerable trees in Navi Mumbai. Remaining are on the verge of dying. Even after repeated request to our civics body to release the trees from being chocked by paver blocks & concrete has fallen on deaf ears. Neither any of our ward representatives have shown any interest. When concretization work is carried out neither Contractor nor any of the officer from Corporation is seen on site. Trees give us shade, clean air, they are home to varied species of birds, reptiles, squirrels. They give us rain, help in augmenting ground water resource. We need to stand by our TREES and urge our Navi Mumbai Commissioner to de-concretise and prevent the trees from any further concretization. With citizens support we have started a drive to make our Navi Mumbai a Green City. Your signature is extremely important to strengthen our campaign. http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31840&articlexml=Online-petition-to-NMMC-by-green-activist-12032016012024 https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009849965212&sk=photos&collection_token=100009849965212%3A2305272732%3A69&set=a.251512751853722.1073741834.100009849965212&type=3&pnref=story https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009849965212&sk=photos&collection_token=100009849965212%3A2305272732%3A69&set=a.287034554968208.1073741838.100009849965212&type=3 https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009849965212&sk=photos&collection_token=100009849965212%3A2305272732%3A69&set=a.288620644809599.1073741839.100009849965212&type=3 https://youtu.be/cIyfhBVhYZI
Petition to Baba Ramdev, Aacharya Bala Krishna
Stop usage of environment harming carry bags (NWPP) in your stores
Many of us are regular consumers of Patanjali products , because we like them. But I have noticed that Patanjali products are handed out to customers in NWPP (Non Woven Poly Propylene) bags . These bags look like cotton bags, but they are not. Did you know that they are even more dangerous than the regular plastic bags, which are handed out by most small vendors. These NWPP bags are bleached polymers or chlorinated polymers, which produce cancerous gases like Dioxin and Furans on burning. These Dioxins are highly potent gases and can breach any vital organ of all living bodies resulting in fatal diseases. Essentially burning of these NWPP bags creates even more dangerous pollutants than the normal plastic. And whatever we may say or instruct , we all know that burning of these is quite rampant. You can well imagine the impact it has, on the air that we breathe. Let’s talk about the numbers involved. Number of Exclusive Patanjali Mega Stores = 258 Number of Patanjali Chikisalaya = 1420 Number of Patanjali Aarogya Kendras = 3363 TOTAL = 5041 Some of the stores I visited, mentioned usage of about 250 NWPP bags per day. Assuming a lower usage in some stores and higher in some others, taking 200 as the average number of bags being used by each store, the total number of NWPP bags being handed out to customers on a regular basis would be as follows. Daily Weekly Monthly 1,008,200 7,057,400 30,246,000 This is a huge number by any standard. We are not even talking of the bags being handed over in other stores, that stock Patanjali products and use the same Patanjali bags. Patanjali has a huge portfolio of products and going by the popularity of the brand, it is only going to keep increasing, resulting in more and more of these bags being handed out. And the horrible impact on our health. I am starting this petition to request Patanjali Founders Baba Ramdev ji and Aacharya Bala Krishna ji to take the necessary steps to stop the usage of these harmful bags in their stores . Here is what am I asking for: 1. Stop handing out NWPP bags in all your stores 2. Encourage buyers to bring their own Jute/Cotton bags AND Make low cost cotton carry bags available for a price, to those who do not bring their own bags. Patanjali became a leader in Indian fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector with nature-based products in various categories in just 3-4 years. These nature based products should also be handed out in environment friendly carry bags. Citizens of India are looking up to Patanjali to become a leading example for other FMCG companies in this area too. If you care for the environment, for the air that you breathe, and want to do something about it, please sign this petition and share with others. Together, we can all make a difference . Thank you for your support.
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 Prime Minister of India, Chief Minister of Maharashtra
Demand for Equitable Water Supply and Distribution System
To : Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India To : Shri Devendra Fadnavis Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Question of water affects all living beings, no matter which background or where we are from. Although this petition maybe Pune specific, this crisis will engulf all of us all sooner not later, if governance is not made to realise the seriousness in order to take immediate pre-emptive integrate measures. Hence, please sign up to indicate collective support since without a priceless natural resource such as water, our future generations may be condemned to extinction. By the year 2020, 21 Indian cities will be without ground water according to NITI Aayog’s Composite Water management Index (CWMI) – A National Tool for Water Measurement, Management & Improvement published in Jun 2018. Pune will soon become another Chennai if State of Maharashtra does not act immediately. We tax-paying Punekars collectively demand to be treated equally in accordance to Article 14 & 15 of the Indian Constitution viz. supply & distribution of water. This is definitely not what the governance of any city that aspires to be SMART should be ignoring. PMC claims that 13 TMC water that it gets annually from Irrigation Dept is not enough to supply 50 lakh plus population. In the midst of this uncertainty, PMC blatantly abdicates from its obligatory duty of supplying water to citizens under sec 63 of the Maharashtra Municipal Corporation Act 1949, although it charges standard 12% water tax (increased annually) as part of property tax bill. Every summer month bring ominous, traumatic and stressful warnings about water rationing, depleting dam levels & decreasing ground water reserves. While some areas in Pune get adequate water supply, others get maybe half hour once in two-three days. Stepping in, tanker companies to do roaring business by charging exorbitant rates to supply us water which is filled from PMC’s water stations. So the question is, why can’t PMC supply the same water directly through PMC’s supply & distribution lines to us without us tax-payers having to resort to this expensive intermediary? During this crisis, Corporators & MLAs whom we elected to represent general public interest in 2017 & 2014 have not together to make a representation to the State. But make a stray press statement or two on piecemeal basis. Since the Hon’ble PM has announced the Jal Shakti Abhiyaan which Pune City has supposedly vowed to support this through Jal Shahar Abhiyaan, there is no reason for the State not to smarten up to order Commissioner Pune Municipal Corporation to define an integrated, stringent, system based, robust time-bound plan to (i) roll out Bhama Askhed project @ Rs. 380 crores plus (limping along though it started in 2014) (ii) install and activate 24x7 hydraulic design system @ Rs. 2900 crores which will assure distribution, control & measured usage so we can be billed at actual (hiccupping since 2016) (iii) reduce non-revenue losses (iv) map the city’s natural aquifers (cell is still being formed ??? ) (v) keep political bickering away (vi) ensure that all Sewage Treatment Plants are functional as per National Green Tribunal norms so treated grey water can be used for all construction purpose, transport hubs such as Metro, Railways, etc. (vii) check http://nagrikchetna.in/waterwoes.aspx for details. While the picture is very clear to everyone, the State behaves myopic and is not serious to (a) incorporate integrated schemes to increase ground water levels & re-charge aquifers / borewells (b) insist that Rain Water Harvesting schemes should be mandatorily installed on private establishments as per notification dated 06/06/2007 (c) ban cutting of trees & destroying forests (d) protect tekdis which could be termed as groundwater recharge sanctuaries (e) ban building of concrete roads as they are not porous (f) ban builders from signing water affidavits in order to get occupancy certificates (f) ban all construction that will destroy natural recharge sites and parts of aquifers (g) ) check http://nagrikchetna.in/waterwoes.aspx for details. Truth is that since there is an absence of a technical integrated plan in place, water supply and distribution in Pune is completely & deliberately scattered, mismanaged and mishandled. Making hay out of this purposeful confusion is the illegal activity and nexus which is allowed to blatantly flourish. Pune & the State of Maharashtra cannot shut itself out from reality that ground water levels are depleting at a rapid rate and so a stringent disciplined technical systemic change needs to be put into place as of yesterday. What the State intends to do, if at all needs to be visibly seen & working within the next three months and before the announcement of the Model Code of Conduct for State elections. For details connect to check http://nagrikchetna.in/waterwoes.aspx Qaneez Sukhrani 27th July 2019
Petition to Narendra Modi, national green tribunal, Supreme Court of India, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, JICA India, JICA Tokyo, Aaditya Thackeray, Ram Nath Kovind
Mumbai’s climate and ecology in danger.
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 Minister of Environment, central ground water board, Prime Minister, Chief Minister Rajasthan, United Nations Environment Program
Mass death of Migratory birds at Sambhar Lake
Sambhar Lake, India’s largest inland Salt Lake, is today a graveyard for 20,000+ Migratory birds. The lake has been a home to these birds in winter for years. In 1982-83 there were 500,000 flamingos at the lake, in year 2008 just 20,000 and now just a few hundred. The major reason behind this is the continuous exploitation of Sambhar Lake now almost for a decade. Unfortunately very less actions have been taken against it. Article by Environment reporter Bahar Dutt on current conditions: https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/theprint.in/environment/illegal-salt-mining-under-scanner-for-mass-death-of-birds-at-rajasthans-sambhar-lake/321869/%3famp The lake receives it’s water majorly from four rivers Mendha, Rupangarh, Kharian and Khandela and some smaller tributaries. But due to several dams and anicuts built on these rivers hardly any water reaches the Lake, killing it over the years. A report by Prof. Abdul A Rahman: http://wasterecycleinfo.com/sambha%20lake%20a%20wetland.html And the major threat to the lake comes from the Salt mining mafias. Constantly, about 10,000 tractors (hardly a number above local population) are seen running to and fro from the river carrying massive amounts of unrefined salt. These mafias majorly operate around the Nawa area of the lake. The traditional salt extraction method have now been replaced by 2,000 borewells dug all around the lake. Some of which go as deep as 500 ft below the surface. Sambhar Salt Ltd. a subsidiary of Hindustan Salt Ltd. is the legal incharge of salt production at lake. They state that they struggle to produce 2lakh tons of salt at Sambhar vs 10 times produced by the illegal mafias. A report by Down to earth on Salt mining issues: https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/choked-on-salt-41030 More articles on the situation: https://iasscore.in/upsc-prelims/illegal-salt-mining-and-its-impact https://m.timesofindia.com/city/jaipur/Illegal-borewells-at-Sambhar-lake-rise-eight-fold-in-5-years/articleshow/49501145.cms https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/m.timesofindia.com/city/jaipur/sambhar-a-lake-no-more/amp_articleshow/62552440.cms The illegal salt extraction is making the ground water dry, which is again a threat to the Lake, it’s ecosystem and the local population. The continuous illegal salt extraction has increased salt levels and lowered he water levels. Dr. Arvind Mathur, a veterinary doctor specialising in wildlife medicine suggests the cause of death of birds to be high sodium levels in the birds leading to paralysis. The increased salt levels is also affecting their food resources. A study also indicates the harmful effects on locals labourers working at salt mines. With bare minimum wage doesn’t cover up for health hazards they face. They inhale salt particles in air leading to rise in plasma sodium, which in turn, may increase blood pressure and risk of hypertension. Also with the rate of deterioration and exploitation the lake will soon die leaving the locals unemployed. Earlier petitions have been filled by Mr. Naresh Kadyan and Mr. Vinod Kapur stating the emergency. But hardly any actions were made against the illegal salt miners at Sambhar. With this petition I want to draw the attention of our leaders towards the illegal salt mining activities at Sambhar Lake. Strict actions on these activities are expected with a regular check on them. Removal of the borewells around the lake at once. And no private licenses to be given. Immediate stronger actions to be taken in terms of both research and protection of the Migratory birds. As the current measures are not enough to save them. No concrete reason is released stating the cause of deaths. So better and faster research is required. The salt extraction is to be done only by sustainable means. The traditional way of salt extraction wasn’t a bad one either. It’ll also support the livelihood of locals. A proper study to be done on requirements of the Dams and anicuts made on rivers feeding the lake and water regulation. They’re the lifeline to the lake. Revival of Sambhar Lake to it’s original state. Proper support for it’s ecosystem.
Petition to SONY, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, kapil sharma, Colors TV, Environmental Protection Agency
One Environment Protection Awareness Program Should be telecast on Reality Shows
Hello Everyone, My Name is Yogesh Kumar, an Environmental Engineer and I am writing this petition on behalf of all environmental activists that there should be an environment protection awareness program telecast on every reality shows to aware people as there are millions of people who watch TV reality shows. And, As many film makers, actor and actress comes on reality shows to promote their movies, songs and brands why not promote environment awareness to the people "Save Environment" "Save Water" "Fight Against Air Pollution" on television to aware citizen of India that how we can protect our environment. Call environmental activist on reality shows once in a two month to aware people, those who are really doing good to protect and save the environment, we should promote them to awareness in the India. All reality shows promote movies for Making their Movies Blockbusters. Why can't we make our Environment Blockbusters, Why can't we make Environment Pollution Free, There are many activists,scientists who are making many things/devices to save environment, why can't we promote them on television. Govt of India think tank has released report “Composite Water Management Index” in June 2018 and listed Delhi & other 21 cities in India which would run out of Ground water by 2020,One of India’s Largest cities, Chennai, is dealing with acrippling crisis: it has run out of water. Why can't we tell people to use water carefully conserve water by rain water harvesting, recycle the waste water on television. WHY? Its all about our environment where we live, a healthy world is the future of our children. They should not have to inherit our environmental problems and in order to keep their future bright, spreading awareness is imperative. I appeal to Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Kapil Sharma, Sony Tv, Colors Tv and the producers that they should telecast at least a single episode based on Environment Protection Awareness Program and Invite some environnmental activists Thanking You & Regards Yogesh Kr. An Environmental Engineer
Petition to Love@Nature
One Tree in a Month
Plant one tree in a month where ever you want.One person plant a tree in. Month so there will be 12 plants by one mna in year and total population of India is approximately 1,352,642,280 now think about the chnage ...