I want to file an RTI regarding dangerous levels or AIR polution in my area that is due to the contineous unloading of clinker, slag, coal & iron ore in my area done by Indian railway and
What I am aware of:
I have created an account on https://rtionline.gov.in This is regarding:
Severe dust pollution due to unloading of coal, iron ore, clinker A few years back this unloading/loading was done in another area little far of (Asansol good shed siding, Asansol Division) People leaving close by to the previous area filed complaints, got air quality tested and what not. and got this issue resolved. The solution meant that this siding area was to be shifted close to my location (Barachak) Here is a document explaining the issues that people of Asansol division faced earlier. Please note: It documents exactly the type of pollutant, non-compliance in usage of sprinklers etc. : http://www.wbpcb.gov.in/writereaddata/files/Asansol%20Goods%20Shed%20Siding_1.pdf The issue has increased so much that many of the local residents are complaining of having breathing issues and cough. This can lead to serious consequences in long term. What I want to know:
What all authorities do I need to reach out to. How do I reach out to the mentioned authorities. How do I get a air pollution test conducted in my area ? Which department do I need to request and how to get air pollution test done in my area. Where do I get the safe air pollution standards as per indian government from ? Will filing an RTI alon help us (residents of Barachak) solve this problem ? What else do I need to do going forward? Any kind of suggestions will be very helpful to help us approach this problem better. Kindly suggest and provide answers to the above mentioned questions and if any other feedback that you may have.
The names of retired IPS officer BV Ramana Kumar, retired IFS officer M Ravi Kumar and advocate Katta Janardhana Rao were cleared for appointment as RTI commissioners.
VIJAYAWADA: The names of retired IPS officer BV Ramana Kumar, retired IFS officer M Ravi Kumar and advocate Katta Janardhana Rao were cleared for appointment as RTI commissioners.
The selection committee consisting of CM N Chandrababu Naidu and Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu went through the applications submitted by several aspirants on Thursday before finalising the three names. Sources said that though leader of opposition YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is also a member of the selection committee, the government was forced to complete the process without him as he skipped all the three meetings citing his preoccupation with padayatra. The names will be referred to the Governor for his approval.
It is learnt the government will issue notification for appointment of RTI Chief Commissioner post soon and will complete the process at the earliest as there is a case pending in the High Court for completion of the exercise.
With the HC taking a serious view of the delay in appointment of RTI Commissioners by the state government, the committee cleared the names of three persons for RTI Commissioners.
BV Ramana Kumar one among the selected, was known for cracking the sensational Gold Dollar scam in the world renowned TTD. He also worked as the chief vigilance and security officer of TTD besides working as SP of various districts, DIG (CID and Krunool range) and Joint Commissioner of Police Vijayawada.
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