The Himalayas are our greatest heritage. They are storehouses of biodiversity and natural resources which have sustained life in the mountains as well as the plains for centuries. Some of the largest river-systems and basins in the world which have sources here, provide our country with 60% of its water requirement. It’s 9000 plus glaciers and high altitude lake store about 12000 km3 of fresh water. About 1,200,00 million m3 of water flow from its rivers ever year which sustains the great Indo-Gangetic alluvial plains providing food for the rest of the country. The dense forests have been able to reduce carbon emissions by over 20%, a key factor in mitigating and controlling climate change. The Himalayan region contains states of diverse cultures and communities whose lives and livelihood are intricately woven with these mountains.
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  • Ban mining in Western Ghats
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  • NDTV dump Monsanto!
    NDTV has partnered with one of the the most unethical corporations and is misleading the people of India into thinking that this series is actually helping the public. Monsanto has recently got a lot of criticisms from around the world and are trying to clean up their public image, this being one of the tactic. - 90% of Genetically engineered (GE) seeds are made and owned by Monsanto. Many consumers are against GE food because it has been associated with health risks, loss of biodiversity, increased use of toxic weed killers (herbicides) and other environmental problems. -Monsanto’s agenda is to turn the world’s agriculture into one big genetic experiment. In most parts of the world (Eg, Europe, Russia, Africa most Latin America and Asian countries) major food companies and retailers are refusing to sell GE foods. There are also many governments who have banned the growing of GE or refusing to import them. In response to the mounting criticism, Monsanto has been making an effort to green up its public image. However, the real Monsanto is in the business of making money- first and last. Their evident strategy is to make farmers worldwide depend on their patented seeds, herbicides and pesticides. The record, as we demonstrate below, shows that Monsanto does not hesitate to sweep aside everything else...sustainable agriculture, the environment, farmer’s livelihoods and consumer’s interests... if this is required to achieve their goal of market domination. Monsanto guilty as charged for crimes against nature, crimes against the right of farmers to grow, and consumers to eat, GE-free crops and food. NDTV is misleading the nation by partnering with Monsanto on a show that has a message of democracy and sustainability. Read full report on Monsanto's deadly sins: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/planet-2/report/2008/3/7-deadly-sins.pdf
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  • Give the water allocated to industries back to the farmers battling the drought!
    I have been involved in a struggle to save about 23,000 hectares of farmland against water diversion to Indiabulls power plant in Amravati district. If all the thermal power plants in the state receive the water as promised by the Maharashtra government, livelihoods of farming communities, already facing distress, will be under threat. Corruption in irrigation and power generation has started eating into basic human rights. Do we want leaders in our government who prioritise money over lives of its hard working citizens? A recent release by SANDRP says that while the 1972 drought could be called a natural calamity, the 2012-13 drought is a disaster of water management, accompanied by corruption, water-intensive cropping patterns; questioning the Chief Minister’s claims that this is a natural calamity. Support me in asking the Chief Minister to halt all allocations and diversions to industries and provide water for irrigation and livelihoods of millions.
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  • Kolkata Stop Honking and Pedestrians Cross only at Zebra Crossings
    Kolkata the city of joy is soon going to become the city of pain, the age old adage of "if you can drive in Kolkata you can drive anywhere" will soon become "If you claim you can drive in Kolkata you must be flying or dreaming". With the non stop noise pollution due to absolutely unnecessary honking especially at traffic lights one of the causes of which s also pedestrians crossing the roads indiscriminately with the traffic police looking the other side. We need to have a special force dealing with this and drivers once fined for excessive honking should be forced to attend a workshop teaching them when they should honk and the ill effects of honking on the citizens of the kolkata. For all you non believers try standing one day at the park circus or park street or gariahat etc etc crossing for one hour and you will understand how ridiculously people honk when the signal is red and how people put their lives at stake by running across roads when the signal clearly states for them to stop. We as citizens have a right to live in peace and this constant noise is affecting the mental health of children and adults alike. And just because we don't have a car or prefer walking does not give us the right to treat the roads as our living room . We need to tackle this problem immediately as with the increasing population and more traffic this will become almost impossible to tackle unless we start now http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2010-04-03/kolkata/28138918_1_honking-horn-taxi-drivers http://www.telegraphindia.com/1080624/jsp/calcutta/story_9435214.jsp
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  • 1800 illegal cell towers in Mumbai
    Cell towers cannot be installed near schools , hospitals & residential Buildings , as Radiation from these cause cancers & other health problems . This issue is very important but MCGM has been inactive in taking right step to protect public health
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  • Travel Safe Live Safe
    Daily lakhs and lakhs of commuters travel vide train either for work, education or pleasure. It is the only means of connectivity to the suburbs and much of the time is wasted on the travel itself. And during the course of travelling people have to undergo several issues like crowded trains, hooliganism, travel on the foot boards and the on the top of the train, eve-teasing and many more such issues. Hence stance should be taken for Making rail travel simpler and safer for Mumbaikars.
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  • TTD to stop using plastic bags for Laddu prasad
    Dear EO sir, Plastic is harmful to environment. It takes more than 100years to decompose in the environment. The production of plastic is harmful to the environment. Plastic is made from petroleum and the refining process puts a lot of toxins into the earth's atmosphere. Around 50,000 pilgrims visit the main temple every day. it creates huge plastic wastage.
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  • Justice for a Tribal girl
    This is important as this will sent message to all the country men that all are equal before the country. Justice is the right for all not only for the elite groups.
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  • The inhabitants of Uttar Pradesh near Allahabad are forced to work in quarries and mines.
    They breathe dust and get silicosis, a respiratory disease which can shorten life span. They do not have many choices for earning a livelihood in that area.
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  • I want the loktak project to be controlled by the state government not by central govt..
    We need power that too a proper regular power if we are looking forward to develop in any field, we produce power but we are lack of it.
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