Skip to main content

Road Safety - Road Sense Newsletter

Author

#Newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/2p9symu8

The bimonthly newsletter RoadSense for the months of Nov-Dec 2021 is here. Read to know about the road safety measures taken by various Indian partners to bring a positive change.

#RoadSafety #SafeRoadsIndia #StreetsForLife #MVAA2019

 

road safety

Licence type
Resource Type

CSR funds utilisation and human rights adherence by industries in Tamil Nadu

In India, there has been an ever-widening gap between individuals who have benefitted from the economic growth and the vast group of the underprivileged who have been left out of the process. This report examines if the usage and break up of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) funds by industries in Tamil Nadu supports the needs of those likely to be left behind.

Licence type
Resource Type

Road Safety - Chennai City's Air Quality

Author

While we've successful switched to cleaner petrol & diesel, Chennai's air quality monitoring coverage has been poor with just 3 stations being added in 10 years. Without good data how can we plan ahead for the next 20 years?

#sustainablemobility #urbanmobilityindia #MasterPlan #Chennai

road safety

Licence type
Resource Type

Supporting the Implementation of National Trans Fat Regulations in the State of Tamil Nadu (Phase II)

Recognising the ill-effects of trans fat and with the aim to regulate it, Government of India notified the regulations further to reduce trans fat in oils and fats to be less than 3% by weight effective January 2021 and less than 2% from January 2022. (Source: FSSAI notification dated 29/12/2020). In addition, by amending the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulations, 2011, the FSSAI has said that food products which use edible oils and fats as an ingredient should not contain industrial trans fatty acids more than 2% by mass of the total oils/fats present in the product, starting January 1, 2022. (Source: FSSAI notification dated 02/02/2021)

 

Citizen consumer and civic Action Group (CAG) will be involved in supporting the implementation of recent trans fat policies in Tamil Nadu through advocacy, awareness programs, developing and sharing IEC materials like videos, posters, organising workshops, multi-stakeholder meetings, signature campaign targeting different sets of population like school and college students, and engaging with oil manufacturers, bakery and restaurant owners and government officials in the state

Trans fatty acids or trans fat is a type of saturated fatty acid that can either occur naturally or can be manufactured during the process of hydrogenation of vegetable oil. Vegetable oils are hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated to turn them into solid fat at room temperature. This increases their shelf life, and enhances the taste and texture of processed food items. Hydrogenated vegetable fat is a cheap source of oil/fat for branded and local food manufacturing companies. Trans fats can be found in food products such as margarine, fried foods such as chips; chocolates, biscuits and all baked goods. Trans fats occur naturally in milk, cheese, and certain meats. Artificial trans fats are known to raise the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or the ‘bad’ cholesterol in the blood and increase the risk of coronary artery heart disease and stroke. Diets high in trans fats increase heart disease risk by 21 per cent and deaths by 28 per cent. Studies reveal that intake of Trans Fatty Acids (TFA) results in more than 500,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease, annually. In India, that number is pegged at about 60,000 deaths.

Impact on Home based workers in South Asia

Author

A research conducted by HomeNet South Asia in coalition with Mahila Housing Trust & Saathi under the support of IDRC in Asia found that #ClimateChange  is adversely impacting home based workers, where in 43% of women reported loss of cash income, while 41% reported reduced productivity.

climate change

Licence type
Resource Type