This petition is to stop the building of dams on the Ganga. Let the Ganga Flow in all its Glory. Do not Stifle the river for shortsighted gains. Let us unite to stop the dis-regard towards nature and not try to Stop the flow of nature's rivers, mindlessly.
Over 600 dams are being built on the Ganga. Out of which 300 are big. 400 million people living off the river release over 3 billion liters of raw sewage and toxic chemicals into the river each day. And yet, come Kumbh 2013, over 50 million devotees will immerse themselves in these waters and pray for salvation.
It is time to open our eyes, our folded hands, our shut minds.
It is time to turn our collective belief into action. Please sign this petition and contribute towards the making a documentary film 'Return of the Ganga'.
This petition closed almost 3 years ago
The Ganga is one of the most revered rivers for no small reason. Every body of water gives us life, Ganga is life for Millions all along the path it traverses across as it makes its way to the Bay...
The Ganga is one of the most revered rivers for no small reason. Every body of water gives us life, Ganga is life for Millions all along the path it traverses across as it makes its way to the Bay of Bengal and finally in to the ocean.
Each one must support the cause and sign the petition because, "The issue, is not development vs. environment. It is extinction vs. survival. There is need for a new and long-term policy to protect the dying Himalaya." as Quoted by Sri Sunderlal Bahuguna: Environmentalist, Chipko Movement Leader.
It is time for each one of us to wake up and see for ourselves the wrongs we are doing and/ or allowing to be done under the pretext of development.
"The movement to Save the Ganga and its "nirmal (clean)" and "aviral (uninterrupted)" flow is not just a movement to save a river. It is a movement to save India's troubled soul that is polluted and stifled by crass consumerism and greed, disconnected from its ecological and cultural foundations. If the Ganga lives, India lives. If the Ganga dies, India dies." - Vandana Shiva: Philosopher, Environmentalist, Author, Physicist
We must and everyone must take the pledge, sign the petition and help the movie bring out awareness for the world to act.
This is our movement, your movement so let us act.