The residents of Kodaikanal want Unilever to clean up its mercury mess to high, scientific standards. Instead, the company has currently proposed standards that are TWENTY times weaker than what would be allowed in the United Kingdom, where Unilever is headquartered. This is plainly a double standard. India and the town of Kodaikanal deserve better.
UPDATE: On 14th July 2016 Jhatkaa volunteers met with Mr. Sarfaraz Khan, Joint Commissioner (SWM / Health). He accepted our petition and promised to penalise errant contractors who were violating the law by burning garbage. However, he did say that the BBMP is unable to monitor violations and he wants us to be his “eyes and […]
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