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Discovery of deer carcass near Bannerghatta National Park sets off alarm bells
Similarly, an online petition endorsed by the social activism portal Jhatkaa.org has received over 9,100 signatures. Citizens have till the end of December to register their objections or send comments.
Bengalureans ramp up campaign to save Bannerghatta forest
Online petitions against the draft, launched by non-profit organisation United Bengaluru and citizen campaigning portal Jhatkaa.org, have garnered thousands of responses. Jhatkaa.org has mentioned in its petition that reducing the eco-sensitive zone around BNP would trigger massive problems. Mining right next to the park means an increase in pollution and disturbance to animals and people living in the park. Cutting down forest area increases the chance of animals entering the city and causing harm to life and property. This has already happened several times in the recent past and Bannerghatta National Park is the only green space left in the country. This is the beginning of our only remaining forest disappearing, the citizen campaigning portal said.
BNP buffer zone cut: Online oppn gains momentum
The online petitions have been launched by United Bengaluru and Jhatkaa.org. The petitions addressed to the Union Environment Ministry listed the ramifications of the reduced ESZ. Jhatkaa.org and United Bengaluru have already garnered over 7,000 and 1,000 signatures respectively and are still counting.
A Pair of Clean Lungs Was Installed In Delhi 6 Days Ago, This Is What It Looks Like After Diwali
To show the people of Delhi exactly how badly their lungs are being affected due to the air pollution, a group of concerned individuals came together last week to install a giant pair of lungs in front of the busy Shri Ganga Ram Hospital in Rajender Nagar. The initiative was taken by Jhatkaa.org, a Bengaluru-based non-profit organisation, in collaboration with local environmental NGOs Help Delhi Breathe and Lung Care Foundation.
Delhi pollution: Pair of clean artificial lungs installed before Diwali turns completely black in six days
The initiative was taken up by the hospital and NGOs Jhatkaa.org, Help Delhi Breathe, and Lung Care Foundation. In a statement, the hospital had said that the lungs have been fixed with white HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters, which arrest very fine particles effectively.
Delhi post-Diwali: In just 6 days, ‘artificial lungs’ turn from white to black, AQI still ‘hazardous’
On November 3, a group of individuals came together to install a giant pair of lungs in front of the busy street of Shri Ganga Ram Hospital in Rajender Nagar. The initiative was taken by Jhatkaa.org, Bengaluru-based NGO along with a local environment NGOs Help Delhi Breathe and Lung Care Foundation.
SHOCKING: Here’s How Long Delhi’s ‘artificial Lung’ Took To Turn From White To Black Under Prevailing Air Pollution
To progress the clean air movement, Jhatkaa a non-profit organization conceptualized the installation to demonstrate the impact of air pollution.
Installation depicting human lungs put up at hospital
The installation was conceptualised by Jhatkaa, a Bangalore-based non-profit organisation, that is active in the clean air movement.
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.
Little ‘lung’ pieces sent to officials
Back in January, CE reported on a lung-shaped installation that was set up on the busy Old Madras Road by city-based campaigning organisation Jhatkaa.org. The lungs were fit with an air quality monitor that measured pollution levels in real time, and was fitted with a filter — the same kind used in anti-pollution masks. Within a few weeks, the white lung had turned charcoal black, as pollutants such as dust and vehicular emissions had collected in them. Now, the Jhatkaa team has started sending out pieces of the 'lungs' in a package to decision-makers, in a bid to open their eyes to the grisly air-pollution situation. "We cut the HEPA filter (found in air pollution masks) into tiny pieces as evidence, so they can acknowledge how toxic the air we breathe is," says Shikha Kumar from Jhatkaa, adding that similar 'lungs' will be installed in Delhi soon.
Air pollution cannot be taken lightly. And here’s proof.
Avril’s installation work was in association with Jhatkaa.org , which has been working for nearly three years to bring awareness on the deteriorating air quality in Bengaluru. A few weeks ago, the giant lung installation was taken down and the now charcoal black lungs have been cut into tiny pieces and made into ‘evidence packages' that the team is sending out to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, the State and Central Pollution Control Boards, and other decision makers, to show them that air pollution cannot be taken lightly and requires urgent attention.
Why the Environment Ministry Should Be Expecting Pieces of Tarred Lungs In their Mail
However, a Bengaluru based NGO is trying to change that by making daily pollution visible. In February, Jhatkaa.org crafted a simulation of a pair of human lungs and placed it on the side of a busy street in Bengaluru. “We wanted to show people what our lungs have to endure on a daily basis,” Divya Narayanan said in a video posted on the organization’s Facebook page