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  project name ~ Community Environmental Monitoring 2012

category ~ Community Empowerment




  Project Name


Community Environmental Monitoring 2012



The Other Media



Community Empowerment






Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved


Rs 5000


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Ramachandran Balachandran
Bhargavi Srivatsan


Bay Area









This is continuation of 2011 work into 2012. This project aims to bring people from pollution affected communities come together as an organized voice against pollution. It enables those communities to monitor, document and communicate pollution and its impacts on health and the environment in a language that regulators and industry can not ignore.
This project involves working with other areas apart from Cuddalore/Mettur onto Goa/HP/Tuticorin/Kodai.










This is continuation of 2011 work into 2012. To research, test and deploy simple and inexpensive tools in communities to allow them to monitor their own environment. * To equip community members with skills on documentation of pollution and air and water sampling. * To equip community members to publish and use the results of the analyses to strengthen the campaign against pollution. *To do a full health survey of pollution impacted villages *To work with Govt departments in pressurizing them to bring compliance.



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