Delhi Citizens Release Green Manifesto Ahead Of Assembly Polls

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Citizens' Body URJA Releases People's Green Manife
As Delhi gears up for assembly elections in 2020, United Residents’ Joint Action (URJA), the apex body of Delhi’s residential welfare associations, launched a People’s Green Manifesto on Monday, demanding that political leaders must incorporate a vision and roadmap in their upcoming party manifesto to manage pollution at every level - air, water and solid waste management.

URJA has laid out 10 key demands for the next 5 years of government to make Delhi resourcewise and sustainable by 2025 and launched the #DelhiAgainstPollution campaign to mobilise digital signatures across Delhi in support of the manifesto.

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The manifesto, titled Citizens Green Manifesto for a Smart & Sustainable Delhi, has been compiled by URJA in consultation with a committee of experts ranging from subjects like air pollution, transport & mobility, urban design, water supply & rejuvenation of water bodies to solid waste management and public health.

Atul Goyal, President, URJA, said, “The manifesto presents 10 public demands and expects political parties and candidates running in the elections align their manifestos with them and match their actions to it”.

The manifesto has provided solutions, roadmap and time-bound targets to achieve the following 10 key demands:

1. 65% reduction in air pollution levels by 2025 to meet the national standards for safeguarding public health

2. Pathway for 100% clean energy for all by 2050, with 25% by 2025

3. Public transport which can cater to at least 80% of Delhi’s population

4. A roadmap to decongest the city roads

5. Promote electric mobility with 50% EVs in new vehicle registrations by 2025

6. Roadmap for zero waste to landfills or left unattended by 2025

7. Zero wastewater loss and 100% groundwater recharge by 2025

8. Plan to revive and rejuvenate Delhi’s water bodies and wetlands

9. Develop an Ecology Master Plan for Delhi with targets for 2025 and 2041

10. A regional common minimum Air-shed programme in consultation with NCR states

You can sign the manifesto at http://Urjadelhi.org/pollution

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