There is an immense opportunity for city officials and residents to significantly reduce waste and plastic pollution by making weddings zero waste. In a recent engagement, we found that there are significant challenges posed by poor infrastructure but these can be easily overcome.
Mapping has been typically dominated by state and business interests to consolidate access to land and resources. We explore some recent evolutions in technology have made it possible for communities to reclaim land by counter-mapping.
This report presents the experience and lessons of the Zero Waste Cities project in setting up a zero-waste system in Greenways, Chennai. It was led by Gabriel Raj with the support of Kripa Ramachandran, Researcher, and Sriram Radhakrishnan, Community Organiser at CAG, and Pennurimai Iyakkam.
Power theft, an all too common malady in India, results in loses worth crores of rupees every year. In this article, we review some of the interventions the government has undertaken to minimise loss due to power theft.
The power sector is one of the most highly stressed sectors, so the financial crisis surrounding the Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) group prompted us to take s a closer look into the business as a whole. We share some insights into their subsidiaries, source of procurement, debt structure, and long-term power purchase agreements.
The rising global demand for land and natural resources has made its protection an urgent priority, particularly against government-sponsored land use changes and acquisition. CAG organised a public discussion about Chennai’s land transformations and the implications for its resilience.
Home buyers spend years in various consumer fora to have their conflicts with real estate developers addressed. Our researchers examine whether the new RERA (Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016) address these.
The concentration of chemical industries and thermal power plants in the industrial taluks of Thoothukudi district leads to a mixture of several contaminating sources. Based on a survey on wellbeing, and impacts on agriculture and water, we found an overall negative association between industrialisation and quality of life in the public mind.
- A Note on Standby power (Part 2)
- India targets 100 GW installed capacity of solar energy by 2022
- Consumer Focus - Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum Case (CGRF)
- Solar, a key option in the Saudi renewable energy strategy.
- ECC Voice - Procedure for obtaining Agriculture service connection (Tamil).
- Renewables 2018 Global Status Report, October, 2018
- Central Electrical Authority Annual Report, October, 2018
Consumer Update, a bi-monthly e-newsletter, is aimed at educating and informing consumers on consumer issues and related happenings, including CAG's activities.