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There is a competition to live a life that takes you farther from your roots. Our roots are inevitably ecological. Having gained the wonderful experience of knowing ecology from close corners over the last two decades, I behave like an objective chronicler of it. This blog is meant to be a contemporary chronology of ecology, economics and we the being. The blog will have text and visuals. Ranjan Panda
Thursday, April 21, 2016
WIO's #BeatTheHeat2016 Campaign: 'An Issue A Day' with the Chief Minister of Odisha! Issue 1 - 18 April 2016
18th April, 2016 Dear Friends/Co-sailors,
Greetings from Water Initiatives Odisha (WIO) !
As you are aware, we at WIO have just initiated a citizen's voluntary campaign #BeatTheHeat2016 to spread awareness and action to mitigate heat wave, climate change and related environmental crises in the state of Odisha this summer.
As part of this campaign, we have started a Poster Drive to 'Raise An Issue A Day' with the Chief Minister of Odisha urging upon him to take notice of the vital issues and take action.
We sincerely need your kind support in making this drive successful for benefit of the common people suffering from Heat Wave and related disasters. Hope you shall actively participate in this campaign.
While we have attached today's poster above, please also find the Issue-1 pasted below for your reference and doing the needful:
Issue No.1 raised with the CM of Odisha on 18th April 2016
Increase Compensation for Heat Wave Deaths to at least Rs.5,00,000/-
Currently, the compensation amount for sun stroke death is a meagre Rs.50,000/- as compared to Rs.4,00,000/- for many other natural calamity deaths such as those due to cold wave, lightening and snake bite. The government must immediately increase the ex-gratia amount for Heat Wave deaths!
We have already twitted this to the CM.
You may also like to retweet it from our twitter handles @ranjanpanda and @MahanadiRiver. In that case, please don't forget to tag @CMO_Odisha and use the hashtag @BeatTheHeat2016
In this campaign, we are asking all citizens of Odisha to send in the issues/questions they feel are vital to be raised with the CM. Our Campaign Coordination Committee will decide on relevant issues and then send in one poster a day to the CM for the coming few weeks.
As always, we look forward to your support in this as well.
Convenor, Water Initiatives Odisha (WIO)
Mahanadi River Waterkeeper (Member, Global Waterkeeper Alliance)