8561 trees in and around Bangalore are set to be axed for a road-widening project. Some of these trees are over 80 years old and include peepal, banyan, tamarind and other species.
Jhatkaa.org has been at the forefront of campaigning efforts against this, by asking government officials to provide an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the project. However, KRDCL MD BS ShivKumar said in a meeting with citizens a few months ago that “If we start doing public consultations for everything, no projects will see the light of day.”
KRDCL also refused to answer any questions posed to them via RTI (Right to Information) or acknowledge the Independent Rapid EIA done by professors from Azim Premji University.
In the current scenario where our government officials are refusing to follow due process or engage in a dialogue with citizens, we have no other option than take a legal route to save these trees by filing a Public Interest Litigation.
This is going to be a long battle with significant costs that include legal fees, research and more. . Support Jhatkaa.org in winning this, for a greener, more sustainable Bengaluru.
Note: We accept donations ONLY in Indian Rupees (INR) and the payment gateway only accepts payments from Indian cards and Net Banking for Indian accounts.
If you have any queries or face any problems with online money transfer, please contact us at donations [at] jhatkaa [dot] org. We'll get back to you right away.
Your donation is eligible for extemption under 80G. To make it easier for you to claim deductions when filing returns, we store receipts for all of your donations. To receive a receipt for your donation, send an email to donations [at] jhatkaa [dot] org and enter the e-mail ID you used to donate.