Did you know that coal ash produced in India occupies more than 40,000 hectares of land, which leads to degradation of soil, water, air and ecosystem in the surroundings. This article throws light on the types, effects and solutions for coal ash management in India.
15th March is World Consumer Rights Day, an annual occasion for celebration, impact and global solidarity within the international consumer movement. Each year, consumer organisations mark the day by joining together to highlight and raise awareness on an issue that is important to consumers around the world.
In the renewable energy sector, rooftop solar is gaining popularity among domestic consumers. This tool will help consumers to know about the required capacity needs to be installed on their premises.
This is survey report on a Tamil Nadu focused, multi-stakeholder study on usage, consumption, health implications of trans fat, and awareness on trans fat regulations in India.
This study attempts to capture consumers' perspectives on their electricity issues and their own suggestions to solve these by framing/revising regulatory provisions for the same. Relevant electricity regulations in Tamil Nadu were mapped in line with issues highlighted by consumers and checked for gaps, if any. Further, new regulatory provisions are proposed as a means to bridging identified gaps. In summary, our findings suggest that there is adequate scope to pursue revisions in the regulations based on consumers’ perspectives.
During the month of September we have celebrated International Day of Clean Air for blue skies, International Day of Democracy and International Day of Preservation of Ozone Layer. Is there any relation to democracy and air pollution? Does higher democracy rate lead to less air pollution?
The true strength of the Consumer Protection Act 2019, with its new significant features, lies in its effective implementation. The article summarises the gaps, challenges and the strengths of the new Act discussed in the dialogue forum organised by CAG.
As the world is rightly going gaga over the clean energy it is also important to look at the entire life cycle of a technology proposed to understand its impact on the environment. The author tries to do that with the analysis of CSP plants impact on the environment.
Since the beginning of September, buses have started to ply the roads of Chennai. Many, no doubt, sighed in relief as public transport, especially buses, are a lifeline. Buses mean mobility, buses mean livelihood and therefore survival.
It's been 5 years since Chennai became the first Indian city to adopt a non motorised transport (NMT) Policy. Are pedestrians safer now? Is the infrastructure better for them and are motorists more considerate? CAG evaluated several locations across the city and spoke to road users to answer these questions.