No Petro Plant at Haldia

  2 (Goal: 1,000)

Petitioning: Central Government

Petitioner: Petition Voice started on March 27, 2009

On 23rd of February 2009 the Union Cabinet has given its blessings to the setting up of a PCPIR (more popularly known as a petrochemical hub) in the Haldia region of West Bengal, with some 70% of the area earmarked for new processing industries to come from the estuarine island of Nayachar.

By giving its assent to the proposal of setting up a petrochemical industrial cluster in Haldia and Nayachar the Government of India has once again actively allied itself with the global league waging war against the earth, the biosphere and the lives and livelihoods dependent thereupon.

We demand that, in view of the facts and arguments stated above, the Union Cabinet withdraw is assent to the PCPIR in West Bengal. If the Government decides to go ahead with its plan to devastate environment, ecology and lives of millions in our state, it shall find the citizen ready with all the weapons of democratic resistance.