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  project name ~ campaigner at Program for Social Action (PSA)

category ~ Community Empowerment

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

campaigner at Program for Social Action (PSA)

  NGO

 

Programme for Social Action

  Category

 

Community Empowerment

  District

 

Tamilnadu

  State

 

Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved

 

$ 17800

 

  Year Approved

 

2013

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Suchithra Ramaswamy

 

Bay Area

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

Given the sharp increase in industrialisation, PSA believes that it is important to increase capacity in civil society to alert communities about the dangers associated with pollution and on ways and methods to combat pollution and polluters. To this end, PSA hired a toxics campaigner, focusing primarily on the Southern region. Over the last year, the campaigners work has increased considering his involvement in campaigns against takeover of coastal commons from fisherfolk for industrial purposes.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

Additionally, the campaigner will now continue work that has already begun on supporting fisherfolk in their campaigns against takeover of coastal commons for inappropriate industrial uses. The responsibilities will also include kick-starting a state-wide campaign by fisherfolk against alienation of coastal commons, which will involve preparation of campaign material, outreach, mobilisation and action. PSA requires support only for the salary component and expenses for the campaigner, in addition to a 10 percent add-on for administrative costs.

 

  Goals

 

 

The campaigner will involve himself/herself in the ongoing struggles against pollution and for workers/community rights in Kodaikanal (Hindustan Unilever), Thoothukudi (Sterlite), Mettur, Cuddalore, Kodungaiyur (Garbage dumping).

 
 

  


 
 
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