The unending fallout of Unilever’s thermometer factory in Kodaikanal

A comprehensive feature by The Caravan documenting the sombre story of a mercury thermometer factory in Kodaikanal that raised hopes of jobs and dreams of the future, but has left behind misery in its wake. It also responds effectively to Unilever CEO’s comment on the need for facts and not false emotions.

Margaret Anthonydas, a resident of Kodaikanal and a former employee of Hindustan Unilever’s thermometer factory, is a single mother of three young sons. One of her sons, Nitish, is 15­ years old and has been brain damaged since birth. Photo: Amritraj Stephen

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