Monday, January 22, 2018

Delhi requests a special Pollution Control Budget this time

Kind Attn.: Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley

Subject: Delhi requests a special Pollution Control Budget this time

Dear Sir,

Notification Dated 12th January 2017, about Delhi, in the Gazette of India, on Page number 7/24 clearly says,”As air quality analysis shows that most of the days during winter, between October 15 and February 15, fall in the AQI categories of Very Poor and Severe, it is appropriate to implement the measures that have been proposed for the AQI categories of Severe and Very Poor all through the winter, to prevent occurrence of severe or emergency situations”.

The situation is not good even for the rest of the period. WHO says, that over 30,000 persons are killed every year due to pollution in DELHI & NCR. Chicago University study says residents of Delhi & NCR are losing up to 6 to 9 years of their life due to pollution. CSE says that every third child has the Lungs problem in Delhi. UNICEF says that pollution in Delhi is badly affecting the brain of our children. Even our pollution standards are not compatible with the WHO norms.

Sir, those EMPOWERED in Delhi are busy in the Blame game and YOU ARE THE ONLY HOPE. Therefore, the RWAs, Activists as well as the residents, without any empowerment, request as below:

Sir, Delhi needs your SPECIAL ATTENTION, a special Fund, to save it from the clutches of Pollution. Delhi needs a specific, separate and a special Pollution Control Budget this time, to convert it into a Green City.

It requires money to decongest the roads, to remove the Encroachments,  to improve & develop new Parking lots, to make a check on the number of polluting vehicles, to install latest Air Quality monitoring systems, to install modern traffic lighting, to manage the Landfill sites, to remove the Pot holes, to mechanically clean the roads, to stop the Water Logging, to clean the river Yamuna, to launch plantation drives, to promote Solar Energy, as well to improve the Health facilities to save the residents from the Brain Stroke, Heart Attacks, Cancer & other Respiratory problems, due to the bad affects of Pollution.

We the RWAs, Activists & the residents of Delhi will be thankful to you if you could consider this very specific & very serious REQUEST to check & control the Pollution in Delhi & NCR.

Sir, Looking forward to your Budget Speech, with a hope for the City, that is not only the National Capital but also known as the MINI INDIA.

With best regards,
B S Vohra
Environment Activist, President,
East Delhi RWAs Joint Front – Federation

No comments:

Post a Comment