We use cookies to customize your experience and give you a better service. Without some, we can not provide our service, while some are for marketing puroposes and to analyze our traffic. Do you agree to our use of cookies?
Find out more.
 
Ok, Allow All View Options
New Petition FAQ SSL Secure Search Sign In Register Login with Facebook
 
 
Petitioning Secretary of India's Coal Ministry, Anil Swarup

Reduce coal pollution in India!

 
by an Anonymous User July 26, 2016
 
 
 

236 NEEDED

TARGET 1.000 SIGNATURES 764 supporters
 
76.4% COMPLETED
 

Follow us on Facebook!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

India's power sector, based predominantly on coal-fired plants, is one of the most polluting sectors of Indian industry. India is already the world's fourth-largest emitter of carbon dioxide after China, the United States and the European Union. Government leaders are unapologetic about India's right to pollute, just as other nations have done in the quest for prosperity.

No country in the world uses coal as poor in quality as India, so our pollution challenges are huge. But our practices to overcome this challenge were found wanting. India's standards for pollution and resource use lag far behind global norms. The situation is complicated by the fact that the power sector is a critical sector of the Indian economy.

A third of the world's poor live in India, and the country needs massive energy to fuel new industries and jobs to pull millions out of poverty. And to meet the power need, India is opening a new mine on average every month.

The coal boom is meant to power India's economic growth and supply the 400 million people who do not have electricity.

Coal is the fuel of choice. Being plentiful and easy to mine, it provides reliable power. Coal-based electricity entails heavy costs on the environment, resources and health. Coal and its byproducts are hazardous to public health. The air in many places is foul and the water undrinkable.

The biggest issue involved in the use of coal as a resource is pollution. Indian coal is of poor quality: around a third of the country's coal content is ash. The industry needs better pollution control technologies.

Please sign this petition and ask the Secretary of India's Coal Ministry, Anil Swarup to commit to switching to cleaner energy in order to protect India's people and environment.

 

Follow us on Facebook!

 

Want to save more animals? Join these groups on Facebook!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Trending petitions

 

Comment Section

 
 
 
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this petition are those of the author (Mike Johnson) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of YouSign.org or any of its affiliates.