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Jhatkaa in the News: Press Hits
Residents Restart Campaign Against Compost Plant
An online petition has been started, which got over 3,5000 signatures until now. The petition is addressed to the Chief Minister and BBMP officials. The petition states that while the plant was meant to process 70 tons of waste, it currently receives about 300 tons.
Air Pollution: Going the Dehli Way?
Bhavik Lathia, Campaigns Manager of Jhatkaa.org states, “We have a long way to go when it comes to public awareness, but I’m really optimistic. Jhatkaa is a public mobilization group and people are increasingly on mobile phones. We launched a platform called Air Alert where anyone can start a campaign on air pollution.”
New Space for Marginalized Voices
In Kondaikanal, India, hundreds of workers were affected by mercury exposure at what used to be Hindustan Unilever thermometer factory. Jhatkaa, a non-partisan group that uses digital technology to mobilize Indian citizens to hold decision makers accountable, decided to take on Unilever – a corporation worth billions.