Launched in 2009, Zameen ka Dard was Patrika’s fearless campaign against the deep rooted nexus of the land mafia, media and politicians. The campaign gave voice to the stories of families who has hitherto been waging silent and futile battles against property and land frauds. It forced police authorities to take cognizance of such victims who had failed to even get a police complaint registered on their behalf. The campaign forced the government’s hand to affect stringent measures and the frauds committed in the name of housing societies were brought under the legal scanner. The campaign has remained true to Patrika’s larger vision of adding impetus to public welfare through sympathetic and relentless grievance redressal mechanisms.
Towards this end, the “CHANGEMAKERS: Heroes of Change” campaign began on 4th April, 2018 which gave itself the goal of ‘clean politics’. Through digital platforms such as web-portals and mobile applications the campaign has hoped to give back the onus of sustainable, healthy politics to the primary stakeholders of the country’s polity, that is, its citizens.