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Petition to Chief Minister Of Uttarakhand, PCCF , Uttarakhand Forest Department, pritam singh, Ganesh Joshi, ministry of environment and climate change


Respected Sir,  Save 2200 trees to be felled from jogi wala to Pacific golf estate in sahastradhara Road, Dehradun  The very basic ecology, structure of Dehradun is on the verge of extinction.   Sahastra means 1000, dhara means  springs, 1000 springs. Imagine a city having 1000 springs in just one area.  Today only few springs are visible while Others have been dried up or  been buried under construction.  The centre has approved this project of felling 2200 trees for a 4 lane road and sanctioned 77 crores for this. Soon Tenders will be floating for the construction.  According to the authorities tourists will have easier access to Mussorie after this road is made and further this will decongest Dehradun.  Why we locals oppose this project  - .1)With increasing population, number of tourists will gradually increase every day. What will the administration do then? Will they plan to chop every single tree, forest from Uttarakhand?  Dehradun has lost 70% of its  forest cover since its been a capital. Due to which we are facing aggressive climatic changes like Frequent landslides, floods, cloudbursts, less winters, extreme heat waves which are directly affecting our agricultural fields as well,our ground water and springs.  2)Sahastradhara a place visited by locals and tourists only for its tree cover on either side of the road will loose its beauty as well as tourist flux who only visit this area for shady cool breeze of Peepal, mango, litchi etc. If they are chopped. Eateries too will  shut down that have been there since many years.  4) Recently we  witnessed flood in just 1 or 2 hours of Rainfall in  IT park situated in Sahastradhara Road.People were stuck for hours.their vehicles drowned in tge water. This deforestation will only make things worse. People are scared to come out during rains.  5) Trees absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, from the air and release oxygen. 5) Oxygen Provider. One day's worth of oxygen for a family of four is provided by a single tree. 6)Trees improve water quality by slowing rain as it falls to the Earth, and helping it soak into the soil. Trees then serve as natural  We are witnessing climate change. This is the time where we should preserve conserve trees, Forests, Rivers, Mountains, lakes and make strategies or development projects having sustainable eco friendy approach. Otherwise we can already see the damage that is happening in our Uttarakhand mountains every day with massive landslides, recurrent earthquakes and flooding.  Please we urge the authorities to stop this project and find alternatives.  Dr Aanchal Sharma The Earth and climate Initiative 

Aanchal Sharma
12,707 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to EDMC Commisioner, RWA Mayur Vihar Phase 1 Pocket 4, Mayur Residents Welfare Associaton Pocket 4, Police Commissioner, Divisional Magistrate, M/s TowerVision India Private Ltd, National Green Tribunal, EDMC Horticulture, Department of Telecommunication, Mr. Manish Sisodia

To stop the installation of Mobile Tower from residential area

Mobile Telecom Tower installation is going on in Residential Zone of DDA Flats, Pocket-4 Mayur Vihar Ph-1, New Delhi 110091. It’s a Park with Kids play area Near Flat No 143 & 157 and Sadbhavana Apartment Gate which is a residential complex of DDA Flats surrounded with more than 5000 residents including Kids & Senior citizen. Installation of mobile tower is not as per the norms of DoT. This can be verified with the distance of tower from the backyard of flat no 143A Pocket 4 MV 1 01. This Telecom Tower may create radiation which is very harmful for humans especially for kids and senior citizen. 02. Its being erected in Park Kids Play area where any kid may also get electrocuted with its electrical equipments. 03. There are 3 Schools within 100 Meter radius including Higher Secondary schools 04. Most of the society residents are not agree in the erection of this tower. 05. There is sufficient commercial compound such as Market or Metro Station available outside this DDA Flats complex where these telecom towers may be placed. According to Hindustan Times, "The World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) says radiation from cellphone handsets and towers is "possibly carcinogenic to humans" and may cause glioma, a type of brain cancer. Towers are more dangerous than handsets because they emit greater-intensity radiation 24X7" Hence requesting you to please do needful to stop this Tower Erecting work immediately. When DDA allotted us flats – they were allotted with a “Right to live”. We were sold flats with assurance that our parks will remain as parks and will not be used for any commercial purpose. By allowing the commercial use of our parks DDA is breaching the contract which it made with us when it sold these flats to us. Children playing in DDA parks and families living here have right to live and not die of deadly diseases. To think of installing a mobile tower would be a blatant infringement of public space. This park is in a residential hub with children of all age groups playing in it every day. We as residents are shocked as DDA even thinking of permitting installation of Mobile Towers in a public park and thus denying the children their basic right to play and it’s a clear case of violation of their Basic Human Rights. Infringement of Public Place – DDA Parks are meant for use by residents and not to be taken over by the staff of M/s   to either stay in the park or visit frequently for maintenance which will lead to security problem in the colony. Clearance By National Green Tribunal -  As per the ruling of National Green Tribunal parks are meant for use by residents and to keep the environment clean and safe. Allotment of DDA Children’s Park land to M/s TowerVision India Private Ltd is a commercial activity and a big health hazard. As residents, we are within our rights to demand that any infrastructural requirements be balanced against health hazards and environmental concerns and in  this case the risks are of far greater magnitude than the demands of infrastructural development. Any change in DDA parks should be aimed at enhancement of quality of life of residents.  We will never permit crony capitalism of mobile tower companies to spread cancer in our colony. Mobile towers have become major causes of cancer; which is caused by the radiation spread by them. Mobile Tower Radiations are causing Cancer.   A number of reports have indicated that radiations being emitted from mobile Towers are causing Cancer of all types including Brain Cancer. We do not want their children and families to die of this deadly disease which will drain them financially, mentally and psychologically. Residents cannot be living under constant fear of Radiations being emitted by Mobile Tower. Noise Pollution – Mobile Towers in DDA Park will have generator and other infrastructure at the base of tower. Running of generator will cause noise pollution for the residents staying very close to mobile towers. We the residents wish to lodge a vehement and unanimous protest against the proposed installation of mobile tower in DDA Park of Pocket 4 near Sadbhavana gate. In view of the above it is submitted that installation of mobile tower in inside residential area of Pocket 4 is big health hazard and a grossly commercial endeavour which should be stopped immediately.

Pooja .
119 supporters
Update posted 6 months ago

Petition to Mayor Murlidhar Mohol, Mr. Saurabh Rao, Mr Shravan Hardikar, PCMC Commissioner

Treat 100% Sewage of Pune city on war-footing to avoid public health emergency

Recent findings of research done about microbes found in Mula-Mutha rivers are shockingly alarming and need immediate action on war-footing by PMC. According to this research, the diseases caused by microbes found in Mula-Mutha rivers will be untreatable as these microbes do not respond to even the strongest of antibiotics available. This is a serious health hazard for all the citizens of Pune city and has to be dealt with on top priority. Major cause of this is untreated sewage getting dumped directly in the rivers everyday for years together. It is a known fact that there is inadequate capacity of sewage treatment in the city (installed capacity is only @70%max). So there is urgent need to divert all resources to bridge this gap first instead of spending PMC budget on cosmetic beautification of the city. Also, the track record of performance of existing sewage treatment plants is extremely shady and has been pointed out time and again by various environmental experts and NGOs. Even basic essential facilities like power back up are not available in existing plants which makes plant ineffective in case of power outages. Because of this, the 'Life Nurturing' rivers of Pune have become 'Life Threatening' drainage. This has to stop immediately.The situation of public health has been steadily deteriorating over past few decades. If the situation is not controlled now it may wreck a havoc of epidemic of untreatable diseases. Following actions are needed to be initiated urgently - 1. Audit of existing STPs by independent agency 2. Taking measures to restore effectiveness of existing STPs based on observations /recommendations 3. Installing Real time continuous monitoring systems of water quality at outlet of STPs and making data public. 4.Formation of empowered committee to fast-track installation of new STPs to achieve 100% sewage treatment in committed and time-bound manner. मुळा मुठा नदीच्या पाण्यातील जीवाणू आणि विषाणू यासंबंधित अलीकडेच झालेल्या संशोधनातील निष्कर्ष अत्यंत गंभीर धोक्याची जाणीव करून देणारे आहेत. त्यामुळेच यावर महानगरपालिकेने युद्धपातळीवर त्वरित कृती करण्याची गरज आहे. या संशोधनातील निष्कर्षानुसार मुळा मुठा नदीच्या पाण्यातील धोकादायक सूक्ष्मजंतू हे कोणत्याही प्रजैविकांनाही (Anti-Biotics) दाद देत नाहीत असे दिसून आले आहे. त्यामुळे त्यांच्यापासून होणाऱ्या आजारांवर कोणतेही औषध उपयोगी पडणार नाही. सर्व पुणेकर नागरिकांच्या दृष्टीने हि अत्यंत गंभीर बाब आहे आणि यावर त्वरित कृती होण्याची आवश्यकता आहे. अनेक वर्षे प्रतिदिन प्रक्रिया न करता नदीत सोडले जाणारे मैलापाणी हे मूलतः या परिस्थितीला कारणीभूत आहे. शहरातील मलनिस्सारण प्रक्रिया केंद्रांची क्षमता हि गरजेपेक्षा अत्यंत तोकडी (पाहिजे त्याच्या फक्त ६०- ७०%) आहे हि बाब अनेकदा समोर आली आहे. शहराच्या वरवरच्या दिखाऊ सुशोभीकरणासाठी होणारे खर्च टाळून प्राधान्यक्रमाने मनपाचे बजेट या मैलापाणी शुद्धीकरणाच्या प्रकल्पांवर खर्च होणे गरजेचे आहे. सध्या अस्तित्वात असलेल्या प्रक्रिया केंद्रांचा अनुभवही काही चांगल नाही हे वास्तव या क्षेत्रातील तज्ञ आणि स्वयंसेवी संस्थांनी अनेकदा अधोरेखित केले आहे. या केंद्रांना अखंडित वीजपुरवठ्यासारखी अत्यंत मुलभूत सोयही नाही. यामुळे काही तास वीजपुरवठा खंडित झाला तर त्या दिवशी कोणतीही प्रक्रिया न करताच मैलापाणी नदीत तसेच सोडून देण्याशिवाय पर्याय नसतो. या परिस्थितीमुळे पुण्याच्या ‘जीवनदायिनी’ असलेल्या नद्या या पुणेकरांसाठी अत्यंत धोकादायक नाले बनल्या आहेत. हे तातडीने थांवण्याची गरज आहे. गेल्या ३-४ दशकांमध्ये पुण्यातील सार्वजनिक आरोग्य अधिकाधिक ढासळत गेलेलं दिसत आहे. या परिस्थितीवर आता नियंत्रण आणले नाही तर आपल्या शहरात असाध्य रोगांच्या साथीचे थैमान येऊ शकते! हि परिस्थिती टाळण्यासाठी खालील कृती त्वरेने घडणे अत्यावश्यक आहे- १.       सध्याच्या प्रक्रिया केंद्रांचे निष्पक्ष तज्ञांकडून परीक्षण करून घेणे २. या परीक्षणातील निरीक्षणे आणि निष्कर्षांवर आधारित त्यांची कार्यक्षमता सुधारण्यासाठी त्वरित उपाययोजना करणे ३. या केंद्रांमधून प्रक्रिया होऊन बाहेर पडणाऱ्या पाण्याची गुणवत्ता तपासणारी आणि देखरेख करणारी स्वयंचलित यंत्रणा राबवणे आणि हि माहिती नागरिकांना खुली करणे. ४. १००% मैलापाण्यावर प्रक्रिया करण्यासाठी नवीन प्रक्रिया केंद्रे उभारण्याची योजना कालबद्ध पद्धतीने पूर्ण होण्यासाठी उच्चस्तरीय आणि निर्णयक्षम समितीची स्थापना करणे.  

Manish Ghorpade
5,644 supporters