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Relentless burning of garbage in Bengaluru: Will the High Court come to our rescue?

The NGT has decided that garbage burning is prohibited and has passed orders not only against BBMP but the Pollution Control Boards in every state in India. If there are any offenders, who go ahead and burn garbage, then fines and penalties will be levied on them", explains Azhar Meer, who is filing the petition on behalf of Jhatkaa.org, an organisation which has been campaigning against garbage burning for over two years now.

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While Pollution Is Choking Delhi, 16,500 Trees Will Be Cut To Build Flats For Sarkari Babus

Jhatkaa.org, a Bengaluru-based advocacy organization has now launched a campaign to save Delhi's trees. Shikha Kumar, a senior campaigner of Jhatkaa.org said felling of this magnitude will be a huge loss to Delhi's green cover, but also will have an adverse effect on the the air quality.

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The News Minute: Army violates ban on burning of waste in open spaces, Bengaluru residents fume

Jhatkaa, Bengaluru-based multi-issue campaigning organisation, has taken several steps to raise awareness about the menace. Speaking to TNM, Avijit Michael, Executive Director of Jhatkaa, says, “The BBMP is not taking very strict actions against violators. The fines and penalties are not enforced at all. Under the Karnataka Municipal Corporations (Amendment) Act 2013, the amount of fine is very low – Rs. 100 for the first offence and Rs 200 for repeat offenders."

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The News Minute: Telcos forcing you to link Aadhaar? This petition is urging TRAI to pull them up

The Jhatkaa petition urges people to come together to urge TRAI to pull up telecom companies and stand against the telcos who force customers to provide Aadhaar details to recharge their phones, get a new SIM and so on.

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Deccan Chronicle: New forest policy draws citizens’ ire

With the last date to submit objections to the draft National Forest Policy 2018 soon approaching, the citizen groups and organisations have upped the ante gathering signatures and views from the citizens. Jhatkaa.org, a campaigning organisation has gathered 500 signatures and is in the process of taking suggestions to have robust National Forest Policy.

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Deccan Chronicle: Garbage burning: ‘Jhatkaa’ for BBMP zonal commissioners!

Jhatkaa, an organisation that takes up pro-people campaigns in the city, has served the four zonal commissioners of the BBMP with the orders of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to put a blanket ban on garbage burning, as the organisation failed to find any evidence of the civic agency complying with the orders.

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The News Minute: How toxic is Bengaluru’s air? This installation shows you

An initiative by Jhatkaa, a campaigning organisation, this structure was installed on January 29, 2018. The lungs are made out of HEPA filters, which is also the material used in face masks, Avijit Michael, Managing Trustee of Jhatkaa, tells TNM. They also have exhaust fans inside them to pull the air in from outside.

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Deccan Chronicle: Jhatkaa! Air pollution very high in Bengaluru

In order to raise awareness about rising air pollution in the city, Jhatkaa, a campaigning organisation, had installed lung-shaped air quality monitoring instrument outside Sampurna Montfort college at Old Madras Road.

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The New Indian Express: #Killbill bigger than #steelflyoverbeda?

In addition to the petition of Heritage Beku, another online petition was launched by Jhatkaa.org, a campaigns and petition platform that has also joined hands with Heritage Beku to oppose the amendment of the KPT Act. The platform also launched an initiative whereby citizens who want to support the campaign merely give a missed call on a number specified by the org to show their support.

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Bengaluru Citizen Matters: Here’s where you can get air quality data for Bengaluru

Campaigning against air pollution and campaigning for clean air quality in the city has been the focus of Jhatkaa.org for three years. Avijit Michael, Director of the group, says that his organisation has launched pilot projects to monitor air quality at two places – Koramangala and Indiranagar at Old Madras Road.

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Deccan Chronicle: Enough of compost plant stink, say protesting HSR residents

Over 6,123 citizens have signed an online petition with Jhatkaa on their air alert website demanding the shifting of the plant.

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The Logical Indian: #SaveAarey: Metro III Depot – An Excuse To Develop Real Estate In Aarey?

The call campaign started by members of the Aarey Conservation Group (ACG) and Jhatkaa.org has brought the Aarey controversy to the foreground yet again.