Thursday, November 30, 2017

RWAs: Do you have any interest in the Micro ATM for your society?

Greetings from Oxigen Services !

It was a pleasure talking to you. As discussed during our telephonic conversation, Oxigen is keen in associating with RWAs of Delhi / NCR to introduce several solutions for Resident Welfare Associations through our flagship product i.e. Micro ATM machines. 

Our micro ATM machines offer a gamut of services, which can be used to cater to the following needs of an RWA resident:

  1. Maintenance Bill Payments
  2. Society Bill Payments
  3. Utility Bill Payments
  4. Recharges
  5. Money Transfer Needs
  6. Wallet Loading 
  7. Cash Deposit/Withdrawal
    *and much more

Through these services, we envision to strengthen the role of RWAs and make Society Offices a one stop solution for multiple payment needs of a resident. 

Sharing a detailed presentation of our Micro ATM in the attachment to this mail. Please find the same

We eagerly look forward to your response and for an opportunity to discuss this product in greater detail with you. 

Thanks and Regards
Atul Krishnan
Assistant  Manager- Business Development

RWAs: If you have any interest in the MICRO ATM for your Societies, please feel free to mail us & it will be forwarded to the concerned Oxigen Team.  Our Email id is 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

WHO says - 1 in 10 medical products in developing countries is substandard or falsified. WHO urges governments to take action.

An estimated 1 in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified, according to new research from the World Health Organization (WHO). 

This means that people are taking medicines that fail to treat or prevent disease. Not only is this a waste of money for individuals and health systems that purchase these products, but substandard or falsified medical products can cause serious illness or even death.

“Substandard and falsified medicines particularly affect the most vulnerable communities,” says Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “Imagine a mother who gives up food or other basic needs to pay for her child’s treatment, unaware that the medicines are substandard or falsified, and then that treatment causes her child to die.  This is unacceptable.  Countries have agreed on measures at the global level – it is time to translate them into tangible action.”

Source: WHO

Monday, November 27, 2017

But how this water can be saved from leakages as well as thefts?

Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, CM, Delhi

Subject: Water Audit of Delhi Jal Board

Dear Sir,

Please refer the news published in various newspapers, a few days ago:  Delhi has an installed capacity for the supply of 903 million gallons a day, and while there are no definitive figures for water loss during transmission and distribution, it is estimated to be a bit over 45%. The CM sees this as a major concern in the water situation. After taking over as chairman of DJB in September, Kejriwal realized to his shock that a massive amount of water was lost due to leakage, theft and other reasons. 

Sir, Since last many years, we are regularly shouting over the issue but shockingly no one ever cared to look into it seriously.  Thanks for accepting that a massive amount of potable water, is going directly into the drains by way of leakages & into the pockets of many, by way of thefts.

This is truly a very serious issue as out of the installed capacity of DJB, almost 50% of potable water is wasted and it results in the massive shortage of water during summers. 

Water Audit is a very good concept and by using Flow Meters, we will be able to understand that in reality how much water is being wasted.  But the cause of very serious concern is that, how this water can be saved from leakages as well as thefts. 

Sir, as you have come to know about this very serious issue, do you have any plans to develop some mechanism to save this Life Saving potable drinking water, as it will help in serving the masses with sufficient quantity of water during summers?

Sir, Even DJB slogan says very clearly - SAVE WATER SAVE LIFE!

Can we meet you in this regard? 

With best regards,

B S Vohra
President, East Delhi RWAs Joint Front - Federation

Friday, November 24, 2017

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

What Rajiv Kakria says on the Full Statehood of Delhi


Dear Friends,

You are all aware that the battle for Delhi Statehood is in the final stages in the Supreme Court. The Elected Govt. of Delhi has stated that barring Police, Land and Law all other decisions should be in the hands of the Elected Government of Delhi.

It was with great difficulty Delhi got its elected Vidhan Sabha. Those days there were just two MAIN Parties BJP and Congress and they both wanted full statehood for Delhi.

I think it was Narasimha Rao under whom the Law was passed and had cheekily inserted a Clause ensuring the Centre could have a toehold on the door if need be. In the old times of YOU SCRATCH MY BACK, I SCRATCH YOUR BACK type of politics the system worked barring a few hiccups.

NOW WITH a third party (AAP) and the DAYS OF VINDICTIVE POLITICS, the CHEEKY CLAUSE is being used to good effect ....... making LG the defacto Head and the Final Authority. Needless to say, Delhi has suffered as LG cannot be as accountable to Citizens as an Elected Govt. WHY HAVE AN ELECTED GOVT ???

TRAGEDY is that the very party which wanted Full Statehood for Delhi is now at the Centre and is opposing Full Statehood in the Supreme Court.

Both sides are placing all the Legal arguments and the difficulties in Administration before the Court. THE REAL PROBLEMS THAT DELHI FACES DUE TO LACK OF FULL STATEHOOD HAVE NOT EVEN BEEN TALKED ABOUT ......


1. LAND & DDA - Every citizen knows that DDA is the reason for 80% of the city's problems. The land being a central subject all the Unauthorized Colonies and Encroachment of Public Land under the custody of DDA led to unplanned Growth and Development.

2. MPD-2021 - DDA under Urban Development Ministry has been entrusted with the framing of the Bye-Laws and deciding the DWELLING DENSITY of the city. Today Delhi is bursting at the seams and the Pea Brained Idea of Mixed Land Use has destroyed the Social Fabric of peaceful Residential Areas that have become Security & Fire Hazards.

3. DDA Housing - today DDA is unable to sell Flats that it calls Homes because they are unlivable.

4. DDA Industrial & Commercial Areas - are devoid of infrastructure, industries do not wish to relocate (Bawana, Narela etc) and the commercial hubs (Nehru Place, Bhikaji Cama Place etc) are dark dingy decaying seedy joints.

5. DDA Land Parcels - if not already encroached are sold out for Malls & Multiplexes (Alaknanda Reliance Mall) while citizens are crying for Play Grounds for Children or recreation facility or other Public Utilities like Bus Depot etc.

6. POLICE- Rape Capital, Snatching, Car Thefts, Road Rage, Gang Wars ...... these are just a few things that form News Headlines ........ with 70% of the Force protecting the HIGH PRIESTS OF LUTYENS, there is little left to secure Delhi.

7. TRAFFIC POLICE - All it does is to devise ways to Extort ....... there is no such thing as Traffic Management. Without understanding the ground reality impractical speed limits are enforced and all they do is stand in few select places issuing challans and impounding Licenses or extracting heavy bribes. There are no solutions to the traffic snarls.

8. EDUCATION - Delhi University being a Central University students from all over India come making it impossible for students from Delhi to get admission. DDA also does not give Land to Schools and Colleges.

9. HEALTH- Fortis / Apollo / Max having obtained concessional land, are indulging in DEH VYAPAR (Dealing in Bodies). Elected Govt will be Accountable for handling Malpractices of Private institutions. Same with Private Schools. 

10. METRO - when it comes to Lutyens Delhi, DMRC is very careful about Noise Pollution, Aesthetics, Security etc and goes Underground. When it comes to other areas it goes elevated without a concern for people living in the vicinity, citing Cost considerations.

11. MULTIPLICITY OF AUTHORITY - Since all laws have to be passed by Urban Development (or Destruction) Ministry ....... nothing changes in DELHI.


I have a suggestion ......... GIVE DELHI FULL STATEHOOD - CONVERT LUTYENS INTO VATICAN CITY  for the HIGH PRIESTS...... leave the rest for us LESSOR MORTALS.

Let them have their own Special Police Force, they have enough Land and then some to spare, anyway, they have their own NDMC taking care of their Municipal Services and Power ........ with a minimum of tinkering to the Statehood Clause and adding a Clause for a VATICAN CITY OR SHOULD WE CALL THE NEW CITY...... VANDE MATRAM GRAM ........ Problem Solved. THEY WILL BE OUT OF OUR HAIR and us out of theirs ....... THINK !!!

Warm Regards,

Rajiv Kakria
Civic Activist

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Do you require an Outdoor Air Purifying Equipment absolutely Free?

All of us have seen the worst few days of Smog & Pollution in Delhi. The levels of PM 10, as well as PM 2.5, were many times more than the prescribed norms. These PM 10, as well as PM 2.5, are very harmful to everyone, especially the Children & Elderly persons.

The Director of AIIMS has stated a few days ago, that almost 25000 - 30000 persons are killed every year, by the effects of Pollutants, in Delhi & NCR, though its an estimate as it is the silent killer. The Chicago University has mentioned in one of its studies, that the residents of Delhi & NCR are losing up to 6 - 9 years of their life due to pollution.

Keeping in mind the above facts, a company is now offering an Outdoor Air Purifying Equipment at very nominal cost. In case you don't want to pay anything, you can get it Absolutely Free, i.e. at No Cost to you, as in that case, it will carry an Advertisement of the Sponsoring company. The overall dimensions are height 4.5 Ft & Dia 3 Ft only.

In fact, once the cost is recovered, you will start even making a small earning out of it, without investing anything. The Electricity consumption is very little and you have to keep the Equipment at any crowded place, in any market location, at any religious place, hospital, community center etc, for the benefit of the visitors as well as to cover the Advertisement costs.

If interested, please Email us with your complete contact details, mobile number, as well the Address of the desired location for the feasibility analysis and it will be forwarded to the manufacturers of the equipment for further action. RWAs/MTAs/NGOs may plan for such equipment for their localities/markets for making the GREEN ZONE for the benefit of residents/visitors.

For more details, please email us at

Friday, November 17, 2017

Moody's Rating Scale: India has jumped from Baa3 to Baa2

Moody's Upgrades India Rating After 13 Years, Betting On PM Modi's Reforms, Markets Up

Moody's Investors Service raised India's sovereign rating for the first time since 2004, overlooking a haze of short-term economic uncertainties to bet on the nation's prospects from a raft of policy changes by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The rupee, bonds and stocks rallied after the ratings firm upgraded India to Baa2 from Baa3 and said reforms being pushed through by PM Modi's government will help stabilize rising levels of debt. That's a one-level shift from the lowest investment-grade ranking and puts India in line with the Philippines and Italy.

"This is an overdue correction," PM Modi's Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian told Bloomberg Quint, referring to the upgrade. "This is a recognition of India's macro economic reforms. But it has also to be kept in mind that these are external factors. And the government will pursue its own reform agenda. And those will drive our economic development."

baa2 economies bloomberg
Some investors termed it a surprise given that India recently surrendered its status as the world's fastest-growing major economy amid sweeping policy change. The upgrade could prove to be a big win for ruling party BJP, which has faced increasing attacks about the economic slowdown before key elections in PM Modi's home state Gujarat next month.

"This is a positive surprise to the markets, especially in terms of timing," said Vivek Rajpal, a rates strategist at Nomura Holdings Inc. in Singapore. "One fear that was developing in the market was debt-flow positioning."

The rupee surged as much as 1 percent to 64.67 per dollar in Mumbai while the yield on the 10-year sovereign bond tumbled 11 basis points to 6.96 percent and the benchmark equity index rose 1.25 percent. Markets have welcomed the move, with the Sensex rising over 400 points on Friday morning at 33,520 and the Nifty gaining 120 points.

Ease of Business

PM Modi has pushed through sweeping reforms, with mixed results. Last year's removal from circulation of almost 90 percent of the nation's currency weighed on growth. Expansion in gross domestic product slipped below 6 percent in the April-June quarter, sparking expectations that the government will need to announce a fiscal stimulus package to boost activity.

Other measures -- such as efforts to cut red tape and the imposition of a new consumption tax -- have met with mixed success. The government won praise from ratings firms for a $32 billion program to recapitalize banks that economists say will revive lending and stoke demand on the ground.

The World Bank has acknowledged it's getting easier to do business in India, with Asia's third-largest economy jumping 30 places to rank 100th in the latest ranking released last month. Earlier this week, Pew Research Center said PM Modi remained a popular leader and public confidence in the economy and the overall direction had improved.

Debt Burden

Moody's cited the goods and services tax, which it said will promote productivity by removing barriers to interstate trade, improvements to the monetary policy framework, measures to clean up non-performing loans, and efforts to bring more areas into the formal economy.

budget deficit bloomberg
"While India's high debt burden remains a constraint on the country's credit profile, Moody's believes that the reforms put in place have reduced the risk of a sharp increase in debt, even in potential downside scenarios," according to the firm's release.

With Thanks: NDTV: LINK for Detailed news report. Must view.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Worried about the outdoor pollution, but do you know about the indoor pollution, that is hurting you, inside your own home?

Pollution is a major killer & till date, we have mostly focused on the outdoor pollutants that come from Vehicular traffic, power plants, construction debris, etc., in the form of Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM), i.e. PM 1, PM2.5, PM10,  Benzene, Carbon Monoxide (CO), Sulpher Dioxide (SO2), Ozone (O3), Heavy metals (Lead & Mercury), as well Volatile organic compounds (VOC), etc. 
But today, we will talk about the Enemy inside your house, i.e. the indoor pollutants in your home, which are also the serious cause of concern, as they too are the silent killers. These indoor pollutants include the Volatile organic compounds that come from your wall paints, as well the bio-aerosols, Nitrous oxides from the cooking gas in your kitchen, and so on. Please watch the Indoor Air Quality & Indoor Pollution video embedded below, that shows 5 areas of concern.

The above Air Advice for homes, clearly shows the status of various danger levels, inside your home, i.e. 

Danger level 5 - Carbon Monoxide, low level causes mild health effects such as Headaches, Dizziness, Disorientation, Nausea, Fatigue, while high level can be Fatal; 

Danger level 4 - Microbial Growth, i.e. Microorganisms, Mold, Fungal spores, causes Allergies, Sinus & Respiratory infections as well as Infertility;

Danger level 3 Allergens & Particulates, i.e. Dust, Pollen, Pet dander, Insect debris & Smoke, causes Nose & Throat irritation, Congestion, Sneezing, Coughing & Asthma;

Danger level 2 - Infectious illness, i.e. Bacteria, Viruses, Germs, Cold, Flu, Airborne illnesses & Microorganisms; 

Danger level 1 - Contaminants, Toxic compounds, Building material, Furniture, Carpets, Paints, Cleaning chemicals, and so on, along with other pollutants as above, may be the cause of serious health hazards such as Cancer, Asthma, as well a Stroke. 

The risk of indoor pollution has increased manifolds due to the massive use of  Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), in the buildings, painting of walls, as well varnishes used inside. Please view the video embedded below to understand, what are the Volatile Organic Compounds.

Various opinions on the Indoor pollution :
1A. If you check the World Health Organization (WHO) Key facts on the indoor pollution, you will be shocked, as it says that over   People die every year from the exposure to indoor & household air pollution. # More than 50% of premature deaths due to pneumonia among children under 5 are caused by the particulate matter inhaled from household air pollution. # 3.8 million premature deaths annually from noncommunicable diseases including stroke, ischaemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer are attributed to exposure to household air pollution. 
1B. In yet another study, World Health Organisation (WHO) said,  # Ambient and household air pollution caused, respectively, 2.8 & 3.7 million NCD deaths from ischaemic heart disease (IHD), stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer in 2012.  Globally, 29% of COPD deaths are attributed to household air pollution, 8% ambient and 11% workplaces. Reducing air pollution from transport, energy generation, and industrial emissions; and exposures to ionizing and UV radiation, and chemicals, such as solvents, pesticides, asbestos, and formaldehyde, can prevent lung and other cancers. Workers in certain occupations are at particular risk.

2. United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said, “Organic chemicals are widely used as ingredients in household products. Paints, varnishes, and wax all contain organic solvents, as do many cleaning, disinfecting, cosmetic, degreasing and hobby products.Fuels are made up of organic chemicals. All of these products can release organic compounds while you are using them, and, to some degree, when they are stored”.
3. Tina Porwal, in her Abstract, “Paint Pollution Harmful Effects on Environment”, has said, that “Paint generally include pigment (the color), carried by a resin and/or binder, a solvent to help the paint application, and a dryer. In vinyl and acrylic paints they will also include plastics compounds. Some will include formaldehyde, arsenic, thinners, and foam makers”.

She continues,"Every year we like to paint our home, furniture, etc., for decoration, protection, identification, sanitation. But we forget the impact of paint on our environment. This can cause some serious hazardous effect on our body like headaches, trigger allergies, asthmatic reactions, irritate skin, eyes, and put increased stress on vital organs such as heart and not only paints but also its byproducts or by which paint creates are also more dangerous to us and our environment".

Please note, University of Chicago, in its recent report, has mentioned that "National Capital Region residents are losing out on almost 6 years of life because of the dangerous air pollution levels. If WHO standards were met in NCR, people would live 9 years longer. In Kolkata and Mumbai better air quality would translate into almost 3.5 years longer life spans". The report says,"4.6 billion life years would be added in the country by complying with WHO standards". Hindustan Times Delhi covered this news very significantly:

With thanks to various sources, named in the blog post above.

B S Vohra 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Is that the Real Time Air Quality Index monitoring at Delhi - Asks B S Vohra, Environmental Activist

It has been observed that the Real Time Ambient Air Quality data, being shown by DPCC, on its website has some Technical flaws. On the Diwali night, our Team was keeping an eye on the figures of Air Quality Index and the outcome at a specific time was very Shocking and as below: 

ITI Shahdara,  23.20pm,  PM10 NIL, PM2.5 NIL
Patparganj,  23.20pm,  PM10 NIL, PM2.5 NIL
Sriniwaspuri,   23.20pm,  PM10 NIL, PM2.5 NIL
Rohini,  23.15pm,  PM10 NIL, PM2.5 NIL
R K Puram, 23.20pm,  PM10 NIL, PM2.5 NIL
Mandir Marg, 23.20pm, PM10 NIL, PM2.5 317
JLN Stadium, 23.20pm, PM10 985, PM2.5 NIL
DITE Okhla, 23.20pm, PM10 NIL, PM2.5 NIL
Ashok Vihar, 23.10pm, PM10 NIL, PM2.5 NIL
DITE Wazirpur, 23.20pm,  PM10 NIL, PM2.5 NIL
IGI AirportNo Data at all - page not in operation
Civil LinesNo Data at all - page not in operation

It clearly shows, that out of the 18 stations, at least 12 critical points as above, were not showing any data, at a critical juncture, on the Diwali night, when Hon’ble SC had ordered a ban on the crackers, to analyse the impact of the ban on the levels of Pollution in Delhi.

DPCC must look into it very seriously & must take necessary steps to remove the technical problems if any, so that the clear figures could come out for making the serious policy decisions, in this most polluted city.

B S Vohra
Environmental Activist,  
President, East Delhi RWAs Joint Front - Federation

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Roof Top Solar Energy installations with a 30% Subsidy from Delhi Government

In a positive move directed towards making the capital more reliant on Renewable & more specifically Solar energy, New Delhi was tasked with generating 1,000 MW of solar power out of the national quota of 40,000 MW in 2016. Now with the right subsidies in place, the target that was set by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) to be achieved by 2020 from residential and institutional rooftops, is well on its way.

An Elevated Rooftop Installation of 5kW in the busy neighborhood of “Pitampura”

“The Solar Experience” Roof:
Even though 1,000 MW is only part of Delhi’s total solar potential of 2,500 MW with a residential potential of 1,250 MW; Solar Universe India is helping drive the larger movement, which was initially kick-started by Greenpeace India – instrumental in getting the Delhi Government to draft its own Solar Policy in June 2016. Some of the highlights of that policy include:
• Concept of Virtual Net Metering for roofs with limited Solar potential
• Group Net Metering for societies and RWA's
• Generation Based Incentive of Rs 2 PER UNIT for up to 3 years
• Building bylaws amendment for Rooftop Solar Installations
• Tax breaks, benefits, and subsidies

The “Solar Universe India” reasons for Going Solar

How Going Solar Helps You:
The Delhi Government, with the help of its implementing agency and empanelled vendors, is providing UPFRONT SUBSIDY on Rooftop Solar Installations across New Delhi and Solar Universe India (Success Impex Pvt Ltd) is one of those, that provides a subsidy to the end consumers worth up to 30% of the cost of the Solar Plant. More importantly, through a concept called Net Metering, one can earn for the power they generate even when it is not being used, which is especially beneficial for large buildings like educational and religious institutions, hospitals, farmhouses and RWA's.

How Net Metering Works

How Solar Net metering Works:
Upfront Subsidy of up to 30% is available for the following type of buildings:

Institutional Buildings
  • Educational Institutions
  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Health Institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Colleges
         Social Sector
  • Community Centres
  • Welfare Homes
  • Orphanages & Old Age Homes
  • Common Service Centres & Workshops
  • Trusts, NGOs & Voluntary Organizations
Residential Buildings
  • All types including RWA’s

Thanks to the introduction of UPFRONT SUBSIDY (doing away with the old practice of direct disbursement to client bank account after plant commissioning), the payback period of Rooftop Solar Installations has been reduced to less than 42 months. In comparison to industry standards, Solar Universe India (Success Impex Pvt Ltd) is also offering 15% more energy through their installations titled "The Solar Experience".

The Solar Experience:
In New Delhi, most of the houses with roof ownership have a sanctioned load of 11kV and open roof space of 80 sqm which equates to a Solar potential of 8kW. An 8kW Rooftop Solar Installation can earn you Rs 1.05 lakhs every year for up to 25 years and is equivalent to planting 960 trees over the lifetime of the installation.

“20kW Installation Solar Plant with Net Metering”

RWA’s usually have a sanctioned load of 40kVa for common area lighting & energy and can install a solar plant of up to 32kW that will generate approximately 51,000 units per annum (as per the “Solar Experience of Solar Universe India”) for an investment of Rs 14.75 lacs that can be recouped in 30 months and save up to Rs 90 lacs over the lifetime of the Solar Plant.

Schools & larger institutions can export excess energy to the grid for more than 140 days in a year on account of various holidays and recoup their investment in less than 30 months owing to the various monetary benefits being offered.

Going Solar is now as easy as getting a home entertainment system. An 8kW Solar System can be set up in 15-20 days. You can schedule a site feasibility analysis by simply sending a WhatsApp message to +91-9810288787. If you're looking for such an installation (with SUBSIDY) in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, J&K and Maharashtra or are just curious to know more, contact the above number for more details and go solar today! Solar Universe India, a brand of Success Impex Pvt Ltd have been the pioneers of Solar PV installations in India since 2003. For any more details, please log on to 

The next blog post will address "How Simple It Is to Make Your Home Go Solar" and will answer to all of your questions regarding Finance, Space, and Cleaning of Rooftop Solar Installations.

Having received a Solar Grading of “SP1B” (only 8 out of 551 companies in India have this grading) from the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (Government of India) symbolizing “Highest Solar Potential & Moderate Financial Capability”, the company has directly or indirectly touched more than 150,000 lives with their solar installations. In New Delhi alone they have carried out more than 60 installations of 1kW to 140kW at residences, schools, gurudwaras and RWA’s.