Pollution in Greater Noida - Green BeltA factory adjacent to Gautam Buddha University, Gautam Budh Nagar, Greater Noida is producing heavy poisonous gas and polluting the entire area. The factory is also close to the only proposed Night Wildlife Safari in India. Effects of air pollution: Acidification: Chemical reactions involving air pollutants can create acidic compounds which can cause harm to vegetation and buildings. Sometimes, when an air pollutant, such as sulfuric acid combines with the water droplets that make up clouds, the water droplets become acidic, forming acid rain. When acid rain falls over an area, it can kill trees and harm animals, fish, and other wildlife. Acid rain destroys the leaves of plants.When acid rain infiltrates into soils, it changes the chemistry of the soil making it unfit for many living things that rely on soil as a habitat or for nutrition. Acid rain also changes the chemistry of the lakes and streams that the rainwater flows into, harming fish and other aquatic life. Eutrophication: Rain can carry and deposit the Nitrogen in some pollutants on rivers and soils. This will adversely affect the nutrients in the soil and water bodies. This can result in algae growth in lakes and water bodies, and make conditions for other living organism harmful. Ground-level ozone: Chemical reactions involving air pollutants create a poisonous gas ozone (O3). Gas Ozone can affect people’s health and can damage vegetation types and some animal life too. Short-term effects: Irritation to the eyes, nose and throat, and upper respiratory infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia. Others include headaches, nausea, and allergic reactions. Short-term air pollution can aggravate the medical conditions of individuals with asthma and emphysema. Long-term health effects: Chronic respiratory disease, lung cancer, heart disease, and even damage to the brain, nerves, liver, or kidneys. Continual exposure to air pollution affects the lungs of growing children and may aggravate or complicate medical conditions in the elderly.
Musi - Killed by IndustrializationAs you know, We are surplus in population in our city now. We are thirsty in mid rainy season and summers are the worst. We are fed with water being pumped out of Krishna & Godavari, which is too costly for us as a government. Musi is one such natural asset of our region (Telangana), spread among districts, which we can concentrate on to bring back to life. I believe It can suffice at least half the water need in our city. It can bring up Eco tourism in our city, in turn, some more revenue, employment, and reduced cost on water feed to city. Putting aside everything, its we putting forward the nature before us and co exist along with it, proving to the world, civilization can exist without natural destruction! We realize..! Thy we survive!!
Stop Spitting Pune!!!- Spitting is not a harmless thing to do. - Saliva carries live germs for more than 24 hours and can cause EVERY respiratory disease. - India is the highest Tuberculosis (TB) burden country with World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics for 2011 giving an estimated incidence figure of 2.2 million cases of TB for India out of a global incidence of 8.7 million cases. And saliva is the main transmitter for TB. (Source: WHO Report) - The H1N1 virus caused 485 deaths in India between Jan. 1 and Feb. 12, 2015. More than 6,000 people had tested positive for the virus during that time. (Source: Reuters) - In 2009-10, the H1N1 swine flu pandemic spread from central Mexico to 74 other countries including India, killing an estimated 284,000 people, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Saliva is a carrier for H1N1 virus. - Spitting in public places poses the greatest risk of infection. - Its not about 1 day of a Swacchh Bharat scheme - its about making Pune a cleaner, healthier place to live in.
Stop AVH Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. Project situated at Halkarni, Chandgad, KolhapurChandgad Taluk is green and home to variety of animals and birds. It also houses number of plants which are part of Ayurvedic Medicines. Cashew nuts, Milk, Sugar cane, Paddy, Raagi, Sweet Potatoes are part of farmers earnings. Farmer depends on the nature. This project is all set to destroy even the fertile soil. and all these reactions caused by the pollution are irreversible. Land in almost 20Sq. Kms area will become desolate. Coal Tar Pitch is a CARCINOGEN in humans. It has been shown to cause lung, kidney and skin cancer. Many scientists believe there is no safe level of exposure to CARCINOGEN. Such substance may also have the potential for causing reproductive damage in human.
Campaign:Save Our Mula-Mutha River of PuneThis river which starts its journey in the Sahyadri ranges and finally drains into the Bay of Bengal is more ancient than Ganga and Yamuna. In the past, its banks had dense forests with animals like elephants inhabiting there. Like all civilizations, earlier settlers resided near the river banks. Some stone tools were discovered in the area indicating human settlements near its banks as back as 40,000 years. Confluence of two rivers is considered holy in our culture and hence the city located on confluence of Mutha and Mula river came to be known as Punya nagari (Holy City), later Pune. Imagine the current situation of this river. how about life of fish, birds, amphibians, insects etc who live and feed around the river, Imagine the impact on the quality of ground water, think of the last few trees remaining on the banks of this river, what would have been happening to the whole Eco system?
Save Groundwater from the Industrial effluentsDear Sir, At the outset, we received a representation & the documentary evidence from the Sarpanch of Chennampalli Village, Papanaidupet P.O., Yerpedu Mandal, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh State, INDIA requesting us for help to unravel their area Ground Water Pollution crisis. It is reported that M/s. Malladi Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. [ http://www.malladi.co.in ] is discharging effluents into a canal, resulting in contamination of the ground water resources. The aggrieved village people are struggling for the past several years to resolve the issue in all possible ways, but in vain. A.P. Pollution Control Board issued closure orders two times I.e., on 10.10.2011 and on 11.9.2014. But the Pharmaceuticals industry officials are managing to run the industry operations, uninterruptedly. Now they got status quo orders Dt. 16.9.2014 from the Andhra Pradesh High Court, to continue the industry operations. After perusal of the documentary evidence, we conducted field visit on 2.10.2014. It is observed that the industry’s effluents are coming from a drain and flowing into a canal that leading to the SWARNAMUKHI RIVER. Ground water in that area is totally got polluted. The Chennampalli village people explained the details of their 5 years long struggle. They have organized many agitations and protests. Appeals were submitted to Government authorities, Political Leaders and also to the State Governor. The agitation news was covered in the local news papers on many occasions. The news paper clippings are available for verification. “Our Helping Hands Organization endeavor is to identify the Social problems and inform the same to the suitable and capable authorities / organizations / intellectuals so that the issues can be resolved efficiently. We will be extending cooperation in organizing others plan of action, at field level, as we don't have the funds to operate on our own. Due to personal reasons, we don’t like to solicit for funds, for any purpose, either from individual donors or from Government / other organizations. We prefer to be the facilitators, in the process of the Social Justice. As the issue is now in the A.P. High Court legal progression and the Pharmaceutical Industry continues to discharge to effluents & polluting the environment, the village people are very much worried about their future. We hope, every one will agree with us that the Judiciary procedures generally take very long time to settle any problem. Further, the High Court legal dealings are beyond the perception and ambit of common people. It is also expensive to engage a qualified lawyer to present the case in the High Court, on behalf of the village people. Hence, we hereby place this appeal for structural support......................… Proficient / competent organizations and the intellectuals interested in this issue are requested to come forward to initiate suitable further course of action and protect the environment from the pollution being caused by the Pharmaceutical industry. This has become essential as the Pollution Control Board’s efforts to stop the effluents flow, for the past 3 years, are unsuccessful. Our Helping Hands organization is prepared to organize and perform any other organisation / Intellectuals plan of action, at the field level. Regards, Helping Hands
Illegal toxic dumping in Kerala affecting local community and childrenMy community is facing a serious threat from this company; I see that a lot of people in my community dying with cancer and what’s worse I see children born with disorders and diseases. The water in the wells has been affected and has turned acidic. The river in which the company discharged effluents provides drinking water to neighbouring towns, passes through major heritage temples in Trichur such as Arattupuzha and Triprayar. What’s more troublesome and disturbing is that this river connects to the beach in Chavakkad near Guruvayur and hence would affect marine lives as well. Our community has been protesting for years and have been fighting the battle with this company. The youth in our community have had rely hunger strike and held press conferences for this issue however we need more support to get as many people on board. There has been a non-violent strike for more than 50 days and the hunger strike has crossed 24 days. Please sign this petition and support our fight against this company. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/mulanguepourasamithi/on Facebook for pictures, news and updates.
OILY MOILY NEEDS TO GO!This is completely unacceptable – the Minister must resign right now and his decisions must be reviewed. Can you imagine generations of Indians living with their forests, animals and biodiversity wiped out? Because believe it or not, this is the path Mr. Veerappa Moily is taking us on. And this is an irreversible process that will not benefit the people of India in any way. And only serves the interests of a few corporate players and I refuse to accept that. Support me in asking the Prime Minister to sack Mr. Moily NOW!
Save Ludhiana1) This is effecting the food chain of the city and its neighboring areas and all the other areas where the rice,vegetables from this is being delivered. 2) Very high concentration of harmful chemicals like calcium, magnesium, fluoride, mercury, beta-endosulphan and heptachlorm, ammonia, phosphate, chloride, chromium, arsenic and chlorpyrifos,nickel and selenium,lead, nickel and cadmium are entering in the food chain of that areas as well into the tap water that people are daily drinking. Also in 2010, water samples taken from the Nullah, showed heavy metal content as quite high and the presence of uranium 1½ times the reference range. For example, chromium was 50 times the reference range, aluminum and iron 20 and 60 times higher, while concentration of silver, manganese, nickel and lead was equally high. 3) Many cancer related diseases are rapidly spreading around that area because of this.
Yikes Mumbai you're getting smellier! Penalize & make companies liable for oil spills around Mumbai.Mahul Creek, a tidal creek located around Chembur and Mahul in north-west Mumbai, is surrounded by oil refineries such as BPCL Refinery, TATA Power Company and a few others. In between all these oil refineries sits Mahul village. A large number of people in this village depend on fishing to earn their daily wages.The fishermen from Mahul catch fish in the creek from Mahul to the Trombay area. In addition to this the government has also granted permission to the fishermen to enter the lands owned by the refineries to carry out their fishing activities. Since there are numerous refineries around the area, a large amount of effluents and discharged oil is always present in the water. However, in the past 7-8 months the amount of leakages has increased drastically. Usually when an oil spill occurs, the pipelines are surveyed for leakages and the surveyors stay in the village for a month during this period.However, in this case they were unable to find the source of this particular leakage for a long time. The leakage has caused severe damage to the ecosystem and marine life. Fishermen have not been able to catch fish properly as the oil coats their nets and ruins them. They also had to stop fishing completely for 2 months as the oil spill made it impossible to fish without damaging their nets or finding decent catch. The fishermen use very large and expensive nets to catch their fish – about 40 men are needed to manage a single fishing net – and hence they cannot risk damaging their nets. The oil coating the surface of the water also results in the death of many fish and other marine life. Usually when there is a spill a large amount of marine life is affected; as the tide moves. the oil spreads across which affects the quality and quantity of fish. The stench of the oil often sticks to the fish which reduces the price drastically; for a catch that could earn Rs.5000, they end up getting only Rs.500. Also, even if the oil is cleaned up, the smell of oil on the fish remains.The oil spill is a big impediment to their livelihood as the villagers mostly depends on fishing and related activities. The oil spill has also destroyed the mangroves which were abundant in this region. The mangroves surrounding this area have been completely burnt down and destroyed, also causing long term damage to the saplings. Research has estimated that between 20 to 30 acres of mangroves along a 2 kilo-meter stretch of the coast have been destroyed, also adding that the chances of them growing back are remote. The sludge collected in this area is very thick and could cover the entire village. There are also several health repercussions that the villagers could face because of the leakage. Since the oil was not removed in time, the entire area has been affected. The companies always pass the buck and delay clean-up operations which in-turn destroys marine life, ecosystem and the livelihood of hundreds of people .
Garbage disposal problems of Cities and towns in Tamil NaduWell, imagine yourself living in a city full of garbage lying on the streets, imagine yourself travelling in the local bus sitting next to a person who keeps spitting on the road, doesn't your blood boil? Won't you feel disgusted? I have always been fascinated by the environment and it's beauty ever since I was a little boy. So when I look at my city and how dirty and unclean it is, it is very important for me to stand up and save it from the irresponsible people spoiling it's every inch. Not only that, it also causes so many health related problems. People suffer from so many issues related to dirty air, dirty water and dirty environment. The stagnated garbage not only smells but also attracts lots of unwanted insects like flies, mosquitoes which in turn cause so many diseases. This is why it's very important I save my city. Everything needs a start. Let this be it.
Stop Destruction of River Sal in Goa! Builders, build responsibly! Beware of people's power!Your timely intervention is essentially important so as to prevent and or to stop the prospective mega-builders from further damaging our fragile environment through their mega-housing projects. To further allow mega-builders to irresponsibly pursue with the construction of residential flats is to blindly encourage the same to destroy our village environment as succinctly explained above. To coolly and blindly ignore the same is to invite socio-environmental disaster in the village, and the ensuing damage done will be beyond redemption, and that to our sorrow and much disappointment. It needs to be cautiously noted that the upcoming mega-housing project planned by the Raheja builders is to be located very close to the bank of the River Sal in Carmona, Salcette, Goa. Undoubtedly, any mega-housing project in the proximity of the river is definitely bound to disrupt the immediate environment and ecological balance, as well as adversely pollute and eventually destroy all aquatic life of river Sal. Subsequently, those nearby villagers depending upon a nominal fishing occupation for their sustenance are going to be economically badly affected. Even otherwise, river Sal and its immediate surroundings are definitely going to be disrupted as pointed out above and on this indisputable count alone the construction of mega-housing projects in our small village should be logically strongly opposed and or banned, once for all! At the cost of repeating, pollution of River Sal and the consequent environmental damage subsequent to the construction of Rahejas mega-housing project is inevitable. It needs to be kept in mind that the proposed Drainage/Sewage system of Rahejas project under consideration is technically inappropriate according to experts, and the Locals believe that the damage done to the "River Sal" and its surroundings will definitely affect the village life gravely and, perhaps, even beyond restoration to its original condition. Moreover, my village is currently facing acute water-shortage problems and also it is subjected to repeated power failures. And, if the proposed mega-housing project by the Rahejas is blindly allowed to materialize, then the ensuing increase in population in the village will not only just hamper the quality and quantity of our drinking water supply but also eventually destroy the environment and the river life through its pollution. A significant number of concerned people in my village and I have been fighting the battle against mega-builders and their evildoers for more than seven years, with the sole noble objective to save river Sal and sustain the environment in our village from being adversely damaged. Logically, to achieve this attainable goal, your unconditional help and valuable support by signing this petition is herein solicited with much gratitude! Time and again, we have approached the builders to bring to their attention as to how any mega-housing project close to the banks of River Sal would adversely affect the environment and the river Sal as well as discussed with them how the ensuing sewage/garbage problems could affect the village even if the same are attempted to be resolved in a more sustainable way; and, that the builders should not go ahead with any construction just to make much profit and build up their financial empire in Mumbai at the cost of sacrificing the village life by deliberately damaging the surrounding areas and their environment which have been well sustained by the locals for generations. Unfortunately for the villagers, the representative/s of the builders did not show any signs of concern and, instead, only replied "we will get it done, the way we want it", and for which purpose they have the money- and muscle-power to mobilize the support of vulnerable corrupt men when in power at the Village Panchayat level, and or more, at the Governmental level. Notwithstanding the firm determination of the builders to pursue their ignoble dream of getting richer and richer through their irresponsible plans to build mega-housing projects, we need to zealously pursue the noble goal of protecting our village, and saving it for our children and future generations. Friends and co-villagers, help me fight this battle and help ourselves keep this village safe and clean, and thereby let us set an example for other Goans as well to fight similar battles and keep Goa safe and sound, and preserve its scarce land and natural resources exclusively and rightly for the benefit of the native people of Goa and of our children and future generations. As such, kindly Sign, and also widely Share this Petition with others concerned, Online! Many Many Thanks for your concern, and for your unconditional support and prayers!
Proper Drainage and Waste Management and Gutters In Karwar, Karnataka.So its quite important to clean the gutters and to have a proper waste management because the water which gets stuck in the gutters can cause malaria and dengue. They have just become a mosquito producing units. Solid waste management is also quite important because as their is increase in population of our city so its quite important to have a proper waste management system. So the citizens I request you to sign the peition so that we can get a clean and green city . The citizens of other cities can also be a part of the movement as it would encourage them too. So friends please sign the peition.. Jai Hind.
Say Yes To CNG for DAVANGERE AutorickshawsCNG drastically reduces the emission of harmful and toxic substances such as carbon monoxide. Emissions of Carbon Monoxide non-methane hydrocarbons and Nitrogen Oxides were 76%, 88% and 83% respectively lower with CNG than with petrol. It is commonly assumed that CNG reduces a vehicle’s power but CNG is a more powerful fuel than gasoline. -Is it ECONOMICALLY VIABLE??!!!! Yes,it is. According to a case study, an average rickshaw operating two shifts of eight hourseach consumes 10 litres of gasoline in one day costing Rs. 330. To travel the same distance, the same rickshaw consumes two cylinders of CNG, costing no more than Rs. 150. That is a saving of Rs. 180 per day in fuelcosts. The health hazards caused by diesel and petrol exhaust fumes are: • raise the risk of heart attacks • harmful to blood vessels and can increase the chances of blood clots forming in our arteries, leading to a heart attack or stroke. • Breathing in diesel exhausts during pregnancy is associated with sluggishness in offspring • alterations in brain metabolism of neurotransmitters • coughing, itchy or burning eyes, chest constriction, wheezing, and difficulty in breathing • the long term exposure to diesel fumes may increase the risk of lung cancer and possibly bladder cancer. Noise levels in some parts are much beyond the permissible levels notified in the Noise Pollution Control (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 which is mainly caused by the diesel run auto-rickshaws. Another dangerous impact given by the diesel and petrol run auto-rickshaws is noise pollution of our environment. • loss of hearing, either temporary or permanent. • lack of concentration, loss of memory and an adverse impact on education of children • The non-auditory effects include cardiac ailments, stress, fatigue and disturbance to sleep leading to insomnia OUTCOMES : . The best place to witness this change is our country’s capital DELHI. Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Dioxide, Lead and Sulphur Dioxide levels have all shown a declining trend. The annual average of 42g/m3 of Sulphur Dioxide in the year 1996 came down to as much as 18g/m3 during 2002, whereas NO2 came down from 75g/m3 in 1996 to 59g/m3 in 2000. Also, the results show a significant improvement in the overall air quality of the city. The concentration of Carbon Monoxide has fallen by 32 per cent; Sulphur Dioxide levels have fallen by 39 per cent in 2002 as compared to 1997. The concentration of other pollutants like Lead and Benzene have also registered a marked decline. ALL OF THIS WAS POSSIBLE ONLY BECAUSE OF SWITCHING TO A CLEANER FUEL LIKE CNG.. Lets do our best to bring back the lost charm of Davangere and make it pollution free...
save the western ghatsOur western ghats are filled with a variety of plants, herbs and home to some endangered birds and animals. Recently, some new species of insects and fishes were discovered by ecologist in goa, karnataka, lavasa and near by areas. These ghats are the pride of maharashtra, goa, karnataka and some parts of gujarat. If the government is not able to handle the situation and takes no necessary action to stop as well as to control these criminal activities, the day is not very far from disaster. All Mining work is destroying the forests and sea where as dams and human encroachments are killing insects, birds, water life and animals. One of the best hill stations of western ghats is Ooty and is famous for its beauty but now its turning into a garbage dump due to humans.! No Western Ghats- No Life.
Make garbage segregation compulsory at sourceThis is the only way forward for managing garbage effectively and keeping things out of landfills. Citizens should be educated by the government bodies, rules should apply to all (individual home owners, apartments, gated communities, commercial buildings, offices etc) . No one should escape the responsibility of managing their own garbage. Empower the collectors, educate them and also make it profitable for them by partnering with them to reduce the waste that is sent to the dump.
TTD to stop using plastic bags for Laddu prasadDear 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.