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Citizens For Green Doon launch unique manifesto for Uttarakhand Assembly elections

Dr Nitin Pandey

22-Jan-2012

In order to bring on election table environmental issues, Citizens For Green Doon on Thursday, in a press conference, released a unique “Green Election Manifesto”. “We scanned election manifestos of all parties for environment related issues and came up with a big zero” says Ruchi Singh Rao, a Citizens For Green Doon activist “and it was then that we decided to launch our own Green Election Manifesto.” “It is not that we are contesting elections” she explains. “In the manifesto we have listed five issues, which are very specific and within the powers of individual MLAs. If they accept the manifesto, then we will endorse their candidature and vote for them. But that is not the end of the story. Each year we will go back to them and ensure that they have fulfilled their promise”.

Green election manifesto launched by Citizens For Green Doon
The Candle March

“The manifesto has five simple points. Firstly the candidate promises to plant, on his own and not through the Forest Department, 2000 trees in his constituency every year” explained Dr Nitin Pandey, Chief Coordinator of CFGD “VIPs always attend tree plantation events organized by others as Chief Guests but never undertake plantation on their own. We want the candidates we support to plant on their own 2000 trees every single year. With six seats in Doon, that would be 12,000 trees every year, which would be wonderful”.

Also in the list is a declaration that the candidate would make and maintain at least one park in his constituency every year. “It is ironical, that even though we live in a green valley, there is simply no place to for people to walk or children to play. There are just no parks. Most MLAs don’t even fully utilize their MLA fund and the money lapses, which is a shame. They can easily make and maintain one nice small park for Doonites every year in their constituency” says Divender Shah, CFGD volunteer, who helped draft the manifesto. “Similarly, there are simply no public toilets in Doon and people can be seen urinating everywhere. Therefore we would like the contestants to assure us that they will build every year at least one public toilet” says Divender.

Also finding place in the Green Manifesto is the installation of Solar Street lights. Anjali Bhatia, a psychologist turned environmentalist, says “MLAs attend big meetings in five star hotels to promote alternate sources of energy but do nothing themselves. It would be a great idea if every year they promise to install at least 100 solar street lights in their constituencies. It would not only give a flip to the drive to promote alternate energy but also save electricity. And finally, Doonites want their footpaths back. Almost all the footpaths in Doon are encroached and people are forced to walk on the road, risking their lives. So, the final point is our Green Manifesto is that the contestants assure the citizens of Doon, that they will return the footpaths to the people by removing the encroachments.”

The group will now be approaching various candidates with their Green Election Manifesto and have plans to make public the responses. With the launch of this Election manifesto, it would be interesting to see if the environmentalists manage to inject a dose of green into the riot of electoral colors.



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