Rickshaws•Introduced in Delhi in 1940•Means of Transport.•Source of income.
Environment Our Environment includes:• Living thing & Non Living things.• Living things includes: People, plant, animal, germs etc.• Non Living things includes: Land, water & air.• Any unfavourable change or degeneration in the environment is known as „Environmental Pollution.• A change in any component of the environment may cause discomfort and affect normal life.• Air pollution by Motor Vehicle has become a seemingly inescapable reality of life.
Rickshaw pullersMost rickshaw pullers in Delhi are seasonalmigrants Exploited by PoliceExploited by Rickshaw Maafiya
Delhi court bans cycle rickshawsBy John Sudworth, BBC News, Delhi The cycle rickshaw, the ubiquitous symbol of urban transport in India, has run into a pot hole. The authorities in the capital, Delhi blame the three-wheeled taxi-bike for causing congestion and have decided to ban it from part of the city centre. But transport campaigners say its a backwards step. Many European cities, they argue, are beginning to view the rickshaw as part of the solution. Not in Delhi though. Along Chandni Chowk, the bustling main thorough fare in the heart of the old city, there are wall-to-wall rickshaws, often riding three abreast. Were poor people, so what else can we do? Dravida, rickshaw puller The problem it seems is that they are just too popular. "The traders along Chandni Chowk went to the High Court and submitted that the rickshaws cause a lot of traffic problems," says Deep Mathur from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. "They make it very difficult for the fast moving vehicles to pass. They stand in clusters and create congestion." Now, as the result of the order from the High Court, they are to be banned from Chandni Chowk.
Rickshaw pullers Shout for EnvironmentUnbelievable but true.Rickshaw Pullers of Delhi, who “Rickshaw Chalao – Dharti Bachao,belongs to FORPI has joined Climate Ke liye … Bajaao”hands with the activists ofGreenpeace Foundation andother noted organization toraise their voices for proclimate deal of Copenhagenon 12th December 2009 atJantar Mantar, New Delhi. Save Rickshaw . . . Save Environment
Path-FORPI Background Federation of Rickshaw Pullers of India fondly known as “FORPI” is more than an ordinary unionization of rickshaw pullers. It‟s a dream, a thought to be free from shackles of poverty and neglect. The campaign is brainchild of „PATH„ a noted NGO in the field of social justice through economic and social empowerment. A recognition of day to day need and subsequent care of the same is primary mandate of this campaign. With the strength of 40 rickshaw pullers the campaign became vocal on 11th of May 2009. The work of FORPI is centered around capacity building instead of charity. FORPI believes that a uniform platform for like minded people with common objectives and issues would enable them to work for the maximum benefit of the target groups. Also FORPI has firm trust on decentralized decision making which involves all the possible beneficiaries.
Objectives of FORPI Organizing individual as well as small unions of Rickshaw Pullers of India and create an umbrella for them. Advocacy for their Right to Livelihood and to be a Part of the Society. Creating co-ordination between Policy makers, Enforcement agencies, Municipal bodies and Rickshaw Pullers. Providing them a helpline Number in every city. To promote advance and less effort taking rickshaws. Arrange day and night shelters for rickshaw pullers with the help of Govt. and Municipal Bodies. To use Micro-Credit as a tool for Economic Empowerment of rickshaw pullers, linking them with financial institutions. To regularize fares as per distance. To train them for well behavior and motivate them to charge fare as per the standards. To facilitate them with traffic training and provide with traffic rules along with their certification and license and ensure their safety with the help of concerned authorities. To introduce ‘Shops on Wheel’ (Chalti – Firti Dukaan) with the help of commercial establishments under Corporate Sociol Responsibility.
Objectives of oursTo Organize Campaign-To contribute in spreading the awareness to saveenvironment and to save rickshaw. We will organize some campaigns.To Help the PATH- we will work as volunteers with FoRPI twice or thrice ina month to fulfill their objectives.To gain practical experience- While working with them we will also gainsome practical experience.To organize some events- we have also thought of organizing some eventsso that we may make a bridge between rickshaw pullers and other classes ofsociety.We may organize STREET FOOD FESTIVLE, CREATIVE WORKSHOP, andSTREET THEATER.