Commercial areas often get crowded and congested due to the high footfall and vehicular movement. A good solution is pedestrianisation. The Mall Road in Shimla is a good example of a successful pedestrian-oriented commercial street and social lifeline. It is a pedestrian paradise and a shopper's dream to walk on the clean, vehicle-free street (except for emergency vehicles). The addition of trees and seating could further enhance the current streetscape. How would you want to change the commercial streets in your city? Comment below. Picture credit: ITDP
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Consumer Protection is one of CAG's core areas of work and as part of our efforts to educate and inform consumers on various consumer issues and related happenings, including our own activities, we publish "Consumer Update", a bi-monthly e-newsletter.
Coral reefs have been severely impacted by ocean warming. As per Bloomberg Philanthropies Vibrant Oceans Initiative report, it is estimated that almost all of the Earth’s #CoralReefs will be dead in 30 years if drastic actions to mitigate #ClimateChange are not taken. #ActNow
With an anticipated 54% increase in the number of digital transactions by 2024, this study by CAG analysing consumers' perspectives and experiences of digital financial services adds important data to understanding and solving consumer concerns.
A great example of a #PedestrianPlaza! J.M. Road, Pune showcases ways in which roads can serve as safe, communal spaces, while performing their primary function. Ample seating areas, wide footpaths, play areas, landscapes, designated on-street parking and seamless cycling tracks all add to the charm of the area. #PuneMunicipalCorporation has created a vibrant space that caters to pedestrians, vendors, cyclists and vehicle users alike. What changes would you like to make in your neighbourhood? Let us know in the comments.Picture Credit: Oasis Designs Inc
This #WorldEarthDay, remember that individual decisions towards #sustainable lifestyles can also make a difference. #Rethink the energy choices you make. #Replace old inefficient appliances. #Reduce everyday energy consumption. Choosing renewable sources of energy, choosing electrical equipment with high BEE star ratings and just turning off your devices at the wall when not in use can all help #saveenergy.
According to a study by CEEW India, hot temperatures, low humidity & increased dry spells because of #ClimatChange has caused #ForestFires in #India to rise 10 fold between 2000 to 2019. Climate-proofing forests is the need of the hour. We need long-term mitigation and adaptation policies that will include smart technologies to curtail losses from forest fires. In the short term, we need robust disaster management plans, risk assessment, and forest-fire only alert systems. #ClimateChange #SaveOurForests