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Rise up Bengaluru- Episode 1
Episode 1 from our brand new show in partnership with @RadioActive90_4 is NOW LIVE!
Online petition against Koradi power plant expansion gathers momentum
Highlighting the common practice of using dried up rivers an d other fresh water resources under the garb of sewage water, senior campaigner at Jhatkaa.org Nimisha A said, “For the For the first time in years, Nagpur is facing severe water cuts. Bringing in more coal-fired units will only put moreput more pressure on the system.”
Mumbai: Support pours in against cutting 2,703 Aarey trees
With the BMC inviting suggestions and objections to removing 2,703 trees at Aarey Milk Colony to pave way for construction of the car depot for the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro line-3, nature lovers and city-based green activists have launched several online petitions to garner support against the move. Another petition has been started by Empower Foundation on airalert.in and has been referred to Jitendra Pardeshi, superintendent of Garden Department and Tree Authority. Till now it has received 37,678 signatures.
From Aravali To Bullet Train, How Environment Has Become A Lesser Priority In Quest For Development
Aarey Forest, the world’s only forest in the middle of a modern metropolis is facing a threat from the construction of a car shed for Mumbai Metro. The nearly 1 lakh crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train is one of the biggest infrastructure projects undertaken in India so far. The massive construction also comes at the expense of over 13.36-hectare mangroves which will be cleared for the project. Earlier this year the Haryana government passed the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA) amendment bill, 2019, which will in effect open up the Aravallis to real estate development. Last year the Karnataka Government had proposed to cut a total of 3,281 trees and prune 2,084 trees to build a network of elevated corridors that will span the length and breadth of the city.
Delhi Metro: Free rides for women only the starting point, say activists
Jyotsna George, campaign manager (gender and sexuality) at Jhatkaa.org, a group campaigning for citizen power, said they have been running an online campaign on the issue. “Research shows that women feel safer in public spaces when there are more women around,” Ms. George said.
‘SRFTI, I Won’t Let Go,’ Says Student Alleging Sexual Harassment
An online campaign organisation called Jhatkaa.org took up Smita’s case at the time, encouraging people to sign a petition which demanded the suspension of the accused and an efficient investigation.
When city’s young eco-warriors took part in a global climate protest
Like across the world, the Indian team is also led by students and youth, whose aim is to put pressure on the government to declare a Climate Emergency. “Climate change affects us all. We all know someone whose house was damaged in the floods, or is suffering from asthma or other respiratory illnesses, made worse due to air pollution,” said Pranay Jajodia of Jhatkaa.org, an organisation that is joining the climate strike.
Bengaluru: Citizens rally to protest climate change
“Climate change affects us all. We all know someone whose house was damaged in the floods, or is suffering from asthma or other respiratory illnesses, made worse due to air pollution,” said Pranay Jajodia of Jhatkaa.org
Hundreds protest in Bengaluru, join global movement against inaction on climate change
Fridays for future is also petitioning Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change to declare a national climate emergency, and for the Indian government to implement rigorous policies to address the issue. See the petition here. To sign a petition, you can give a missed call to 910-850-7191.
In Active Bengaluru, Conversation with folks from Jhatkaa.org
In ActiveBengaluru, RJ Kevin is in conversation with Pranay, Volunteer Coordinator, and Nimisha, AirPollution and ClimateChange Campaigner, from Jhatkaa. They discuss 'Fridays For Future', scheduled for 24th May, 2019, at Town Hall, Bengaluru.
Pune NGO launches petition seeking increase in PMPML bus ridership
Parisar and jhatkaa.org, non-governmental organisations (NGO), on May 13 launched a petition to help increase ridership in Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd (PMPML) buses by 25 per cent by 2020.
‘I feel hopeless,’ says SRFTI student alleging sexual harassment
A 28-year-old female student at Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) was asked these questions by an internal complaints committee (ICC), during a cross-examination by the ICC on behalf of the accused. The female student had accused a member of the non-teaching staff of sexually harassing her, more than once. The accused continues to work on campus.