Road safety data for Kanyakumari obtained through RTIs

Sun, 27/10/2019 - 15:27

For several years, Tamil Nadu has been faring poorly in road safety, leading other states in fatalities and road crashes or coming close to. However, the data on this is not readily available to the public. The only sources of information are the yearly reports by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). These, of course, give only a broad state-level view. So, in 2017, CAG filed RTI (Right to Information) petitions to get district-wise data on crashes, deaths, injuries by road user group for the years 2011 to 2016; information on road safety funds and their usage; and on enforcement of road rules with regards to wearing helmets and seatbelts, drunk driving, and speeding. CAG received partial information from 23 districts, while 9 districts did not respond at all. This is the data received from Kanyakumari district, distilled into an infograph for you.

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Road safety data for Karur obtained through RTIs

Sun, 27/10/2019 - 15:11

For several years, Tamil Nadu has been faring poorly in road safety, leading other states in fatalities and road crashes or coming close to. However, the data on this is not readily available to the public. The only sources of information are the yearly reports by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). These, of course, give only a broad state-level view. So, in 2017, CAG filed RTI (Right to Information) petitions to get district-wise data on crashes, deaths, injuries by road user group for the years 2011 to 2016; information on road safety funds and their usage; and on enforcement of road rules with regards to wearing helmets and seatbelts, drunk driving, and speeding. CAG received partial information from 23 districts, while 9 districts did not respond at all. This is the data received from Karur district, distilled into an infograph for you.

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Road safety data for Kanchipuram obtained through RTIs

Sun, 27/10/2019 - 15:04

For several years, Tamil Nadu has been faring poorly in road safety, leading other states in fatalities and road crashes or coming close to. However, the data on this is not readily available to the public. The only sources of information are the yearly reports by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). These, of course, give only a broad state-level view. So, in 2017, CAG filed RTI (Right to Information) petitions to get district-wise data on crashes, deaths, injuries by road user group for the years 2011 to 2016; information on road safety funds and their usage; and on enforcement of road rules with regards to wearing helmets and seatbelts, drunk driving, and speeding. CAG received partial information from 23 districts, while 9 districts did not respond at all. This is the data received from Kanchipuram district, distilled into an infograph for you.

 

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Media coverage of electricity themes, topics, and issues in Tamil Nadu - an analysis

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 11:56

News media has a significant role to play in keeping the masses informed, shaping public opinion, setting the public agenda and in turn, enhancing public participation in the decision making process. This study examines the extent and nature of focus that news media extends to the subject of electricity in Tamil Nadu.

Share and Care (GAF 2019)

CAG identified 2 colleges, Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women and Chevalier T Thomas Elizabeth College for Women, in Chennai. Around 100 interested participants from each college were formed into groups (termed as “sharing groups”) and trained on the concept of sharing and its importance. A sharing group comprised of college students were encouraged to collect and share old clothes and books with others.

A competition was held on making useful materials and the products made by the students were exhibited for sale. A Puppet show on Share and Care was conducted to create awareness among students.

20 women from a low- income community in Royapettah, Chennai who showed interest in tailoring and making accessories, were identified. CAG organised an awareness programme in Royapettah where the community members attended the training program of making sustainable products like bags, wallets, door mats, accessories etc. from old clothes. During this training program a tailoring kit was provided to the community people.

  • Educate consumers, including the younger generation, on the importance of sharing and sustainable consumption
  • Promote the concept of sharing among students by encouraging them to form a sharing group, collect used clothes and books to be shared
  • Encourage students to share used clothes with the needy and books with other students
  • Conduct competition among students to motivate them to reuse/recycle old clothes. Promote the concept of sharing among members of chosen community
  • Train the selected women from low income community on reusing/recycling of old clothes by using it as raw material for making bags, purse, etc
  • Facilitate income generation for the community women by organising sale during awareness programs in colleges

Current News: Volume IV, Issue 9, September 2019

Tue, 01/10/2019 - 11:03

Highlights:

  • Consumer guide to grid-connected rooftop solar - Part 4
  • Electric Vehicles - Part 2
  • State power demand down over 4% year-on-year in August
  • Assets of 21 major electricity thieves sealed by city court
  • Consumer Focus - Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum Order
  • Australia could produce 200% of energy needs from renewables by 2050, researchers say
  • ECC Voice - Know your appliance and their electricity consumption 

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