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Petition to Narendra Modi, national green tribunal, Supreme Court of India, Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, JICA India, JICA Tokyo, Aaditya Thackeray, Ram Nath Kovind, Uddhav Thackeray

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.

Nirali Vaidya
636,540 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to G. Kishan Reddy, Amit Shah, Smriti Irani

Strengthen and Publicize the Women’s Helpline 112

It could have been any of us. What happened to the 27-year-old veterinary doctor in Hyderabad could have happened to any woman in India. And it has made many of us wonder what we would have done if we had been in her shoes. A minister who appeared on the news said, the 27-year-old doctor could have been saved if she had called a helpline instead of calling her family. So, a reporter in Hyderabad, the city where this ghastly crime took place, tried calling India’s much-publicized all-in-one emergency helpline number 112. She tried calling the helpline from 4 different numbers between 2 and 7 pm and received one standard response: the number you have called is currently busy. Imagine hearing that recorded message when you call 112 as you fear for your life. In her last message to her sister, the doctor said she was scared. Imagine how she would have felt if she had called a helpline and not received support. The people managing 112 told the Times of India that on some days they have only 8 people to answer calls. They get 7 lakh calls for help everyday and can only attend to 40,000, which means 95% of people calling for help are left abandoned. This is highly unacceptable, and we want the government to make sure the 112 helpline is well staffed to promptly respond to every call at all times. Sign this petition asking the Narendra Modi government to strengthen the 112 helpline and to staff it adequately. We want the government to make this a top priority. As official data shows that most states in India have not utilized the Nirbhaya Fund which is meant for women’s safety projects, the government should make sure that states are using these funds to strengthen the helplines. They should also spend taxpayer’s money on spreading public awareness as most people don’t even know about 112. Ads about 112 on billboards and hoardings, on TVs, radio and in cinema halls before film screenings will make sure every Indian knows that when they’re in trouble, there is someone to help them. Please sign this petition to make India safer for women. #Rescue112

Harsha Bhatlapenumarthy
49,948 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Dr. Dinesh Tyagi, Shri. Pinrayi Vijayan, Shri. Vinod Kuriakose

Stop Kerala State Government's discrimination against independent CSC VLEs

    We have been hard working in rural villages,semi urban areas and Urban cities of Kerala to serve the benefits of Central Govt's Digital India project through DIGITAL SEVA PORTAL for almost a decade. But we have been always neglected by the Kerala State Govt . They are restricting us to give the services which Kerala Govt provides to  the locals. This makes us unauthorized centers in local peoples  eyes. Every time they are making law to restrict us from serving State CSC services.  So we are facing tremendous hurdles every day for our survival.     Lot of educated youths are endeavored as VLE in CSC Kerala. Even B Tech graduates are there as VLE to serve the people through CSC.        The reason we are raising this petition is a recent circular by Kerala State Govt IT Dept. It says they are reducing the accessibility of E district Portal certificate issuing number to 5 per month for an open portal user which was earlier 10 and implementing OTP also for each application. We were using open portal to help people applying for certificates. Also the circular says use of open portal in commercial manner is an illegal activity and will take legal action against such cases. This means we cant help people anymore to apply for important and crucial certificates through our CSC centres.  These unfortunate incidents are questioning the credibility of our CSC centers all over Kerala . So we demand the State and Central Govt to take necessary steps to allow CSC connect or Official Login in 1. Kerala State E district Portal 2. Kerala State Civil Supplies Department Portal 3. Kerala State E Grants portal 4. Kerala State LSGD and all other related portals   Sign our petition and ask CSC CEO Shri. Dinesh Tyagi, Hon'ble central IT Minister Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad and Hon'ble IT Minister of Kerala Shri. Pinarai Vijayan to implement measures to save CSC centres in Kerala.

CSC VLE Society Kerala
775 supporters