• End illegal garbage burning in my ward (Ward 78)
    We can no longer brag about the ‘natural air-conditioning’ in the city. The summers are getting hotter and garbage burning is adding to the heat. Open burning of garbage is a common practice around the city. It is so normal that most of us don’t even know that it is against the law. Particulate matter on our busy roads is 6 times the limit prescribed by the World Health Organisation. Garbage burning greatly contributes to the existing urban air pollution which is known to reduce the lives of Indians by over 3 years. The cocktail of toxins that are released while burning garbage is extremely harmful to humans, causing growth defects and cancer in children. Here is the problem: The burning of garbage represents a whole systems failure. It’s what happens when there’s overconsumption, littering, not enough waste segregation, too few sorting facilities, and not enough landfills. But the good news is that there is no shortage of solutions. If the BBMP makes this a priority, and invests/enforces accordingly, we can not only end garbage burning in our beautiful city, but it will also be major step forward in addressing the problem of waste management itself. We already have 4 Indian cities on the list of 10 most polluted cities in the world. Let’s not add Bengaluru to that list. Let’s help Bengaluru be recrowned as the ‘garden city’ of India. Join us in telling the BBMP that garbage burning is illegal and the ban on open garbage burning must be enforced immediately!
    5 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Rashida S
  • Timer on, engines off -- at all signals
    People, including traffic police, inhale a lot more vehicular emissions while waiting at the signal. If they know how long they will be waiting for, they can take a decision to turn off their engines to make a difference to the quality of air they are breathing.
    7 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Wisvesh B S
  • Pune needs CNG buses: Reconsider your decision of buying 400 diesel buses
    Diesel buses are one of the major contributors of outdoor air pollution. Emissions due to such vehicles have major health impacts -- right from causing irritation in the eyes, noses and throat to causing lung cancer. Particulate matter emissions from diesel exhaust, which contain high levels of black carbon, have been found to be four to nine times more deadly than other types of particulate matter. Moreover, according to a recent report published by the CPCB, Pune has the highest levels of sulphur dioxide in the country. Punekars need better and sustainable alternatives like CNG, which has lower fuel consumption and lower emissions than diesel vehicles. Doing away with all diesel vehicles is one of the many ambitious plans by countries like France and Germany. India too is following suit, with its zealous plan of running only electric vehicles by 2030. So at a time when the entire country, as well as the world, is trying to aggressively move away from diesel- and petrol-run vehicles, Pune should also take strides in the same direction and not take the city into a decade-long battle with air pollution. We sincerely hope that you reconsider your decision and join us in this battle against air pollution. The decision you take now will have long-lasting effects on our children. We’ve been on this issue for months now. Our friends at Parisar have filed an RTI asking pointed questions to the transport department on how the committee reached this decision. While we wait for the RTI replies, Mr Mundhe needs to know how ordinary citizens like you and me are seriously affected by this deadly problem of air pollution. If we can somehow convince them to reconsider their decision, it will be a huge victory for Punekars -- we won’t be breathing deadly pollutants emitted by these new buses for the next decade! To make this happen, we need your help. If hundreds of us can fill up Mr Mundhe’s inbox, then he will be forced to answer us. We’ve already drafted the email and included all the points that are needed, but if you need to add more, maybe personal experiences, then please free to do so. If we don’t act now, our historic city of Pune might become the next Delhi. Let’s stop that from happening!
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    Created by Jhatkaa .org Picture
  • Regulate PUC centres in my city: Renuka Kumar
    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
    5 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Samrah Hashmi
  • Regulate PUC centres in my city: Arvind Agarwal
    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
    6 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Sagar Dave
  • Regulate PUC centres in my city: Aparna Arora
    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
    8 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Prem Purswani
  • Regulate PUC centres in my city: Sh. Kahan Singh Pannu
    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: Mr 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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    Created by Ashish Mantri Picture
  • Limit the number of cars in Delhi
    To keep pollution, traffic, level under control.
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    Created by DrVijay Kumar
  • Regulate PUC centres in my city: Dr. Kalyan Rudra
    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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    Created by srijani bhattacharya mukherjee
  • 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
    366 of 400 Signatures
    Created by Sahar Hassan
  • 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
    25 of 100 Signatures
    Created by John Alias