Thursday, April 21, 2016

WIO's #BeatTheHeat2016 Campaign: 'An Issue A Day' with the Chief Minister of Odisha! Issue 2 - 19 April 2016

19th 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, starting yesterday 18th April, 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.

Today, on 19th April 2016, we are raising the Second Issue with the Chief Minister. 

While we have attached today's poster above, please also find the Issue - 2 pasted below for your reference and doing the needful:

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.   

Issue No.2 raised with the CM of Odisha on 19th April 2016

 If Post Motrem Report is compulsory, let the administration be responsible for ensuring it
Many heat wave victims of the state have not been able to get the government’s ex-gratia compensation for not having a post mortem report done. In some cases, family members don’t let the post mortem happen because of social beliefs and taboos.  However, there are cases where the post mortem has not been done due to failure and negligence of the administration. 
Please ensure that post mortems are done for sure and the family members of the deceased get the due benefit. Fix proper accountability for the officials at appropriate level.

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 concerned 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.

Thanking you,

Ranjan Panda

Convenor, Water Initiatives Odisha (WIO)
Mahanadi River Waterkeeper (Member, Global Waterkeeper Alliance)

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