• Regulate PUC centres in my city: Sri Lakshman
    Picture this. You’re stuck at a signal in an autorickshaw with your daughter. An old, highly polluting car pulls over next to you. At that moment, you quickly cover your daughter’s nose. And under your breath, you curse the driver and wonder why the car is still running. And then you think out loud, “How did this car clear the pollution test?” Yes, let’s talk about a problem that we see quite often in our cities: shoddy pollution under check (PUC) centres. I’m sure most of you -- vehicle owners -- like me have visited such a centre at least once. Our vehicles have been certified to be non-polluting or minimal polluting without following a proper process. Sometimes turning a blind eye is easier. Yes, most of us are sometimes guilty for not speaking out. “Fake certificate? It’s fine. My vehicle isn’t polluting anyway!” But this is where the problem lies. We need to ensure that due process is followed, even if we are clean. And hence we now need to take responsibility. Whenever we come across a fraudulent PUC centre, ask them to follow due diligence. At the same time, let’s ask our state pollution control board to strictly regulate these centres. Our hope is to ensure that highly polluting vehicles do not run on our street and endanger our children’s lives. But this is possible only when you take that first step. http://indianexpress.com/article/india/epca-report-on-capitals-pucs-data-from-puc-system-is-virtually-unusable-4654668/ http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/2017/may/07/did-you-know-your-vehicles-puc-certificate-is-bogus-1602049.html https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/3-mobile-puc-centres-issue-fake-clearances/articleshow/57009955.cms http://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/vehicular-pollution-check-continues-to-be-sham-even-as-delhi-chokes-on-foul-air/story-usQ505pNJsmo40cLYEFNLP.html https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/ppcb-teams-find-100-vehicular-pollution-check-centres-violating-norms/articleshow/60008030.cms
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  • Regulate PUC centres in my city: N Sundara Gopal
    Picture this. You’re stuck at a signal in an autorickshaw with your daughter. An old, highly polluting car pulls over next to you. At that moment, you quickly cover your daughter’s nose. And under your breath, you curse the driver and wonder why the car is still running. And then you think out loud, “How did this car clear the pollution test?” Yes, let’s talk about a problem that we see quite often in our cities: shoddy pollution under check (PUC) centres. I’m sure most of you -- vehicle owners -- like me have visited such a centre at least once. Our vehicles have been certified to be non-polluting or minimal polluting without following a proper process. Sometimes turning a blind eye is easier. Yes, most of us are sometimes guilty for not speaking out. “Fake certificate? It’s fine. My vehicle isn’t polluting anyway!” But this is where the problem lies. We need to ensure that due process is followed, even if we are clean. And hence we now need to take responsibility. Whenever we come across a fraudulent PUC centre, ask them to follow due diligence. At the same time, let’s ask our state pollution control board to strictly regulate these centres. Our hope is to ensure that highly polluting vehicles do not run on our street and endanger our children’s lives. But this is possible only when you take that first step. http://indianexpress.com/article/india/epca-report-on-capitals-pucs-data-from-puc-system-is-virtually-unusable-4654668/ http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/2017/may/07/did-you-know-your-vehicles-puc-certificate-is-bogus-1602049.html https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/3-mobile-puc-centres-issue-fake-clearances/articleshow/57009955.cms http://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/vehicular-pollution-check-continues-to-be-sham-even-as-delhi-chokes-on-foul-air/story-usQ505pNJsmo40cLYEFNLP.html https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/ppcb-teams-find-100-vehicular-pollution-check-centres-violating-norms/articleshow/60008030.cms
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  • Regulate PUC centres in my city: S.P. Singh Parihar
    Picture this. You’re stuck at a signal in an autorickshaw with your daughter. An old, highly polluting car pulls over next to you. At that moment, you quickly cover your daughter’s nose. And under your breath, you curse the driver and wonder why the car is still running. And then you think out loud, “How did this car clear the pollution test?” Yes, let’s talk about a problem that we see quite often in our cities: shoddy pollution under check (PUC) centres. I’m sure most of you -- vehicle owners -- like me have visited such a centre at least once. Our vehicles have been certified to be non-polluting or minimal polluting without following a proper process. Sometimes turning a blind eye is easier. Yes, most of us are sometimes guilty for not speaking out. “Fake certificate? It’s fine. My vehicle isn’t polluting anyway!” But this is where the problem lies. We need to ensure that due process is followed, even if we are clean. And hence we now need to take responsibility. Whenever we come across a fraudulent PUC centre, ask them to follow due diligence. At the same time, let’s ask our state pollution control board to strictly regulate these centres. Our hope is to ensure that highly polluting vehicles do not run on our street and endanger our children’s lives. But this is possible only when you take that first step. http://indianexpress.com/article/india/epca-report-on-capitals-pucs-data-from-puc-system-is-virtually-unusable-4654668/ http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/2017/may/07/did-you-know-your-vehicles-puc-certificate-is-bogus-1602049.html https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/3-mobile-puc-centres-issue-fake-clearances/articleshow/57009955.cms http://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/vehicular-pollution-check-continues-to-be-sham-even-as-delhi-chokes-on-foul-air/story-usQ505pNJsmo40cLYEFNLP.html https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/ppcb-teams-find-100-vehicular-pollution-check-centres-violating-norms/articleshow/60008030.cms
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  • Regulate PUC centres in my city: Rajeev Sharma
    Picture this. You’re stuck at a signal in an autorickshaw with your daughter. An old, highly polluting car pulls over next to you. At that moment, you quickly cover your daughter’s nose. And under your breath, you curse the driver and wonder why the car is still running. And then you think out loud, “How did this car clear the pollution test?” Yes, let’s talk about a problem that we see quite often in our cities: shoddy pollution under check (PUC) centres. I’m sure most of you -- vehicle owners -- like me have visited such a centre at least once. Our vehicles have been certified to be non-polluting or minimal polluting without following a proper process. Sometimes turning a blind eye is easier. Yes, most of us are sometimes guilty for not speaking out. “Fake certificate? It’s fine. My vehicle isn’t polluting anyway!” But this is where the problem lies. We need to ensure that due process is followed, even if we are clean. And hence we now need to take responsibility. Whenever we come across a fraudulent PUC centre, ask them to follow due diligence. At the same time, let’s ask our state pollution control board to strictly regulate these centres. Our hope is to ensure that highly polluting vehicles do not run on our street and endanger our children’s lives. But this is possible only when you take that first step. http://indianexpress.com/article/india/epca-report-on-capitals-pucs-data-from-puc-system-is-virtually-unusable-4654668/ http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/2017/may/07/did-you-know-your-vehicles-puc-certificate-is-bogus-1602049.html https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/3-mobile-puc-centres-issue-fake-clearances/articleshow/57009955.cms http://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/vehicular-pollution-check-continues-to-be-sham-even-as-delhi-chokes-on-foul-air/story-usQ505pNJsmo40cLYEFNLP.html https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/ppcb-teams-find-100-vehicular-pollution-check-centres-violating-norms/articleshow/60008030.cms
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  • Regulate PUC centres in my city: Satish Gavai
    Picture this. You’re stuck at a signal in an autorickshaw with your daughter. An old, highly polluting car pulls over next to you. At that moment, you quickly cover your daughter’s nose. And under your breath, you curse the driver and wonder why the car is still running. And then you think out loud, “How did this car clear the pollution test?” Yes, let’s talk about a problem that we see quite often in our cities: shoddy pollution under check (PUC) centres. I’m sure most of you -- vehicle owners -- like me have visited such a centre at least once. Our vehicles have been certified to be non-polluting or minimal polluting without following a proper process. Sometimes turning a blind eye is easier. Yes, most of us are sometimes guilty for not speaking out. “Fake certificate? It’s fine. My vehicle isn’t polluting anyway!” But this is where the problem lies. We need to ensure that due process is followed, even if we are clean. And hence we now need to take responsibility. Whenever we come across a fraudulent PUC centre, ask them to follow due diligence. At the same time, let’s ask our state pollution control board to strictly regulate these centres. Our hope is to ensure that highly polluting vehicles do not run on our street and endanger our children’s lives. But this is possible only when you take that first step. http://indianexpress.com/article/india/epca-report-on-capitals-pucs-data-from-puc-system-is-virtually-unusable-4654668/ http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/2017/may/07/did-you-know-your-vehicles-puc-certificate-is-bogus-1602049.html https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/3-mobile-puc-centres-issue-fake-clearances/articleshow/57009955.cms http://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/vehicular-pollution-check-continues-to-be-sham-even-as-delhi-chokes-on-foul-air/story-usQ505pNJsmo40cLYEFNLP.html https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/ppcb-teams-find-100-vehicular-pollution-check-centres-violating-norms/articleshow/60008030.cms
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  • Arki has Right to Clean Air: Move the residents of 15 villages to a pollution-free zone
    Air pollution is one of the biggest killers in India, and the people of the villages in Arki constituency are living this nightmare everyday. They’ve been reported saying that they’ve developed breathing and respiratory diseases due to this constant exposure to polluted air. But the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Elections on November 9 is giving them some hope -- hope that the government will listen to them. Virbhadra Singh, the sitting chief minister, is going to contest elections from Arki constituency. These villages fall under this constituency. It is predicted that BJP is going to have a big win in Himachal Pradesh, and that’s why Virbhadra Singh will make sure that he pulls all stops to not let that happen. Hundreds of residents are threatening to boycott the elections if their demand for clean air is not met. They will submit a memorandum to the election commission regarding their decision to boycott the November 9 election. This is not something that either candidate would want, especially Virbhadra Singh. We all know during elections, politicians make plenty of promises. Let’s use our collective power and make sure that the candidates of Arki make a promise to the people of their constituency. We also know that they might back down on their promise after the elections, but we will remind them time and again until Arki has clean air. Sign this petition and ask the government to prioritize this issue of pollution. If we win this campaign, this will inspire hundreds and thousands of other villages across the country that have been fighting big corporations for their basic right of a clean environment. During election, every politician is looking for a victory. But in the end it truly is a victory or a defeat for the people. For years, Arki has been fighting for clean air -- it is high time now that we make their voices heard. http://www.hindustantimes.com/punjab/himachal-polls-2017-in-cm-virbhadra-singh-s-battlefield-15-villages-threaten-to-boycott-polls/story-9tgb5eIraUJANoMu4rSH2I.html https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/news/will-boycott-polls-if-not-shifted-warn-solans-arki-constituency-villagers/videoshow/61220460.cms http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/virbhadra-singh-s-constituency-s-village-residents-may-boycott-himachal-polls-117102500174_1.html
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  • I want India to be driven by the Sun!
    India has an electric future! In less than 20 years, all two-wheelers, cars, taxis, rickshaws, buses and trains will run on electricity. This will be revolutionary. It will save the country billions of dollars on oil imports and can help reduce air pollution. But transport running on electricity that comes from dirty power plants is not the solution. Power plants will burn more fossil fuels and make our air more toxic. The Indian Government must look towards pure and abundant sources like the sun and the wind to power the electric revolution. Currently 20% of our energy is from clean and renewable sources. To clean up our air for a healthy future and to save our planet, India must commit to 100% renewable energy to power electric transportation! Let’s tell our government that Indians are ready to embrace renewable energy and safeguard our children’s future. Our voices have been heard, let’s make sure they are heard again!
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  • This Diwali, Let's #CrackerDown
    Diwali is about lights and hope. Let's save some for the future. Every year, India spends approximately Rs 2200 crore on crackers. Those crackers also emit pollution roughly 1000 times the permissible limit. Join us #CrackerDown. Let's make the world a better place, this Diwali.
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  • Maintain high air quality standards around U-17 FIFA World Cup venues
    Every year, the winter months of October to February bring out the worst in any city in terms of air quality. If we just talk about Delhi -- the use of firecrackers during Diwali and crop burning around NCR makes the air twice as polluted as that during the summer. Air quality in Kolkata, Mumbai, Guwahati and Goa has also been deteriorating. Being the host country for any sporting event is a matter of pride as well as a huge responsibility. No doubt that the focus of the national and international media will be on the talented players, but at the same time, they will also keep their eyes on us. And we do not want the winter smog to be the highlight of the tournament! But there’s still some hope. The CPCB recently asked all host states to ensure that adequate measures are being taken to curb air pollution. Kochi, another host city, has taken the first step and installed air quality monitoring devices both inside and outside the stadium. We need the same level of action from all the other cities. We have a little more than a week to fix things. These governments need to act now! Sign this petition and make sure that the governments act quickly to ensure a world class sporting event free of air pollution. If at least 5,000 of us sign in the coming week, we’ll make sure your signatures are made visible while the U-17 FIFA World Cup is taking place. In less than a month, a new nation will emerge as the U-17 FIFA World Cup champion. We hope that India brings victory both on the field and in the air! References: Why Delhi’s air worsens during winters: Scroll https://scroll.in/article/763441/why-delhis-air-worsens-during-winters FIFA U-17 World Cup: Gear up, pollution panel directs: Outlook India https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/fifa-u17-world-cup-gear-up-pollution-panel-directs/1137099 FIFA U-17 matches: mark it. Air quality to be monitored: The New Indian Express http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/2017/sep/20/fifa-u-17-matches-mark-it-air-quality-to-be-monitored-1659791.html
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  • Illegal dumping of Garbage next to our residential housing complex - ALPINE VIVA at Seegehalli
    Every day at-least 50 garbage trucks come to empty their contents in this ground. The stench from unauthorized dumping is unbearable and causing serious health hazard to our residents. The ground is a breeding ground of mosquitos that is spread epidemics like Dengue and Encephalitis. We already have a few cases of Dengue reported in our apartment. You would agree that this is a serious public health threat to the nearby residents and if no action is taken to stem it, this will inevitably lead to a serious public health tragedy.
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  • Shut down KCDC plant & Give Citizens the Fundamental Right to Breathe Clean Air
    The Karnataka Compost Development Corporation (KCDC) plant at Kudlu has become a major source of air and ground water pollution in Somasundarapalya and adjoining areas of HSR layout, Bangalore. The KCDC plant was created in 1975 to support and strengthen environmentally friendly and sustainable waste management systems outside the city limits. Gradually, the city grew and this area also flourished as it was strategically located between IT corridor of Electronic City and Sarjapura Road. In view of public health and safety, the plant was closed down in 2008. However, in 2013, an Expert Committee was set up at the behest of High Court of Karnataka to resolve City's garbage crisis. The committee disregarded the public opinion and overlooked the devastating harm that such a plant would cause to the local environment. They misconstrued the case, ignored the economic and social impact on public health and willfully got the plant reopened and worst of all -got it expanded. Now, KCDC in the middle of densely populated locality with numerous schools, apartments, shops, hospitals and other institutions with population over 25,000. The plant originally meant to process 70 tonnes, now receives 300 tonnes of waste everyday from Koramangala and other parts of southern Bangalore. The open disposal and unscientific processing of large amount of waste is producing toxic air. A highly unpleasant stench emanating from the plant spreads beyond 2-3 km radius, inflicting untold sufferings on people. The leachate drained into the lake and seepage from open mountain of RDF has severely contaminated the surrounding lake water. The people living in the vicinity of the plant are suffering damaging respiratory and lung diseases, apart from eye and skin problems. While the local governing bodies have failed to grasp the seriousness of the problem, residents feel completely helpless and exasperated with frequent spells of unbearable stink. Public money worth several Crores has already been spent on many piecemeal solutions which miserably failed to control the disgusting stink. We believe the denial of fresh and clean air is a serious violation of the basic human right of people. The plant is set up right on the bank of Somasundrapalya Lake. It has failed to achieve environmental, economical and social sustainability, which in itself is a grave violation of the SWM rules. To reclaim our right to breathe clean and fresh air, and live healthy lives, we want the GoK and BBMP to stop ignoring the issue of public health, take immediate measures and work out an effective and time bound solution to this longstanding problem. If enough Bengalureans raise their voice for the residents of HSR layout and Somasundarapalya breathing polluted air, we will deliver our signature to Honable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sri K.Siddaramaiah, BBMP J.C. SWM, CEO KCDC, MD KCDC and BBMP Commissioner and convince them to immediately shift the plant to a safe non residential location. Sources: http://bengaluru.citizenmatters.in/hsr-layout-residents-talk-on-kcdc-composting-plant-9242 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/hsr-layout-residents-stop-garbage-trucks-from-entering-compost-plant/articleshow/57740923.cms http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/Shut-down-HSR-Layout-compost-plant-if-you-can%E2%80%99t-maintain-it-say-residents/article17073461.ece
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  • End garbage burning in ward 191 (Singasandra)
    Garbage burning emits toxic chemicals and is killing people slowly .....Government needs to act aggressively and stop the garbage burning menace
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