Date: 16th January 2019
The members of Forum met to discuss the agenda for the coming month and the progress of the last two months of the previous year.
Mr. M. Vedakumar explained the impact that the Forum’s Green Manifesto has had on the environmental agenda political parties during the Telangana State Legislative Assembly elections of 2018 and the new government of Telangana. The discussion then moved onto the topic of the feasibility of the 2BHK scheme, a key campaign promise of the ruling party. The members agreed that filing an RTI request inquiring about the plan and progress of the construction of the houses would be the best way forward. It would allow us the gauge the thinking of the state government regarding the scheme and also fill in some crucial gaps in the public’s knowledge surrounding it.
To conclude the meeting, it was suggested that Forum take up the issue of urban greening and organise a series of workshops or seminars addressing the same.
Date: 16th November 2018
The members of Forum met to discuss the policy guidelines laid out in the Green Manifesto 2018 prepared for political parties contesting in the Telangana State Legislative Assembly elections. They agreed on a plethora of subjects that should be included in the Manifesto, with the intention that the parties in question include, in their manifesto, policies on the same issues.