Single-use Plastics in Chennai Markets: Pre- and Post-ban

Fri, 29/03/2019 - 14:38

The plastic ban instituted by the Government of Tamil Nadu has made an important statement about tackling plastic pollution. In a quick pre-ban and post-ban survey of key markets in Chennai, CAG has found a heartening reduction in use of single-use plastic for packaging fruits, vegetables, flowers, and spices.

Power Supply Quality in Select Districts of Tamil Nadu: A Report Card

Wed, 27/03/2019 - 15:03

Electricity regulations and policies in India have enshrined the basic need of consumers to be provided with reliable and quality supply of power. Given the importance of power supply quality, this report inquires into the quality and reliability of power supply in select districts of Tamil Nadu.

Ozone pollution and its impact on climate and health

Fri, 15/03/2019 - 14:02

In our last issue, we looked at how different sectors contribute to pollutants in the air we breathe, of which ozone is one of the major pollutants. This article explores properties of ozone that make it a pollutant on Earth's surface and the impacts of ground level ozone on climate and health.