Over 200 petitions demand clean air in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) As the national capital continues to choke on hazardous air, more than 200 online petitioners have urged the Prime Minister to intervene and chalk out a solution for clean air in Delhi, Change.org said.
The US-based online petition platform ‘Change.org’, said that over 200 petitions were filed within 24 hours after the smog crisis hit Delhi on November 2.
It added that several other petitions were filed by people against Delhi’s pollution after Diwali.
“The biggest petition, titled Ban on crackers for the well being of the environment, which was started by Delhi resident Akshay Gaur, got more than 32,000 signatures in less than a day,” Nida, a Change.org spokesperson told IANS.
She added that another petition, which asked the Prime Minister to intervene, has collected over 3,000 signatures.
The petition points out, “This issue cannot be solved by one government agency as multiple states are involved – Delhi, Haryana, UP and Punjab. We, the citizens of NCR, demand that immediate steps be taken under leadership of the Prime Minister of India”.
The petitions filed on the Change.org are marked to the concerned person, law maker or authority. It works through consistent buzzes and mails to the person concerned as the number of signature increases.