Going to a renowned #Tourist attraction in India is often a formidable experience, but that's not the case in #Madurai. The streets encircling the famous #MeenakshiTemple have been converted into a #pedestrian-friendly zone by ensuring shaded roads, banning vehicles, introducing battery-operated cars, putting in paver blocks, moving storm water drains and trenches for electricity cables under the pavement. This bold move of banning vehicles has been relished by the public as pedestrians can now walk hassle-free around the temple. Picture credit: ITDP
#StreetsForLife #SustainableMobility #UrbanMobilityIndia #pedestriansafety #UrbanThinkers #OneCityForAll #InclusiveCities #Accessibility #Shimla #ShimlaMallRoad
The new IPCC WGII report makes for hard reading. But it also highlights transformative ideas that address the structural drivers of climate crisis. This edition of St(o)ppwatch brings you news on capitalism, climate change and much more!
Akshaya Sagarika is a researcher in the Electricity Governance team at CAG. She is currently working on demystifying laws, evaluating competition in the electricity sector, and analysing case studies, and other legal aspects of the industry. She had volunteered for COVID relief and was a campaign leader at a not for profit, during college. She is a seasoned debater and has participated in various moot court competitions. She has a bachelors in law and business administration from School of Law, SASTRA. Her other interests include basketball, dancing and high altitude trekking.
According to the World Bank database, in developing countries alone, the number of people accessing digital financial services grew from 57% in 2014 to 70% in 2017. To understand consumers' perspectives. experience and knowledge of digital financial services, CAG conducted a study across districts of Tamil Nadu.
As per India Metrological Department, #India experienced its hottest March since 1901, with a maximum temperature that was 1.86°C above normal. It also recorded a rainfall of 8.9 mm, which was 71% less than its long period average (LPA) rainfall of 30.4 mm. #ClimateChange #ActNow
Digital finance has become a part of everyday life. It eases a range of day-to-day activities like bill payments, shopping and accessing other financial services. While the current share of those accessing online digital services from urban and semi-urban communities is already massive, we anticipate further growth in the coming years.
"#ClimateChange is making #India’s big dams dangerous" says Scroll. As per the data from South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People, since 2009, 20 floods in the country have been as a result of dams breaking or excess water being released from it. We need legally enforceable dam operation rules. #ActNow
The consequences and the dangers of speeding are far ranging and well known. From losing control of a vehicle to the potential dangers of increased stopping distances and higher crash severity, speeding is a huge menace for the mixed road traffic scenario typical of India. As per the State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB) 2020, 98.57% of crashes in Tamil Nadu were the result of dangerous driver behaviour. The main reasons included speeding and aggressive driving.