In India, coal consumption and production has doubled in the last 15 years. The federal government sees coal as a key driver of economic growth in the coming decades as well. Traditionally, coal mining and coal based power generation have been funded by the public enterprise and operated by the State. The speakers on day one spoke about various topics involving coal financing and they shared their answers to the following questions:
Consumer Protection is one of CAG's core areas of work and as part of our efforts to educate and inform consumers on various consumer issues and related happenings, including our own activities, we publish "Consumer Update", a bi-monthly e-newsletter.
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CAG analysed compliance with helmet and seat belt rules in Chennai city and found that since 2017 (when CAG carried out its first compliance study) more two-wheeler riders and car drivers were complying with the law. However, pillion and passenger compliance is non-existent. A perception survey among two-wheeler and car users found that many of them believe they comply with the law when they actually don't and a majority of them agreed that stronger penalties and stricter enforcement of the law would help.
Since time immemorial, advertisements have misled humanity more often than not. Right from fairness creams which claim to magically transform a dusky complexioned girl into someone who has flawless fair skin, to carbonated cool drinks which make the person drinking it perform impossible daredevil stunts, most advertisements have tricked the consumers into believing in the concept of idealism by playing with their emotions. The same strategy holds good to a certain extent when it comes to carbon accounting.
As the public financing of coal fuels the climate crisis, it is crucial that all financing institutions make available to all the basic right to know if their money is being funneled into sectors responsible for environmental and human rights violations.
Children in cars need to be restrained in seats that are tailormade for their height and weight and age. This is because the belt should fall correctly across the shoulder and chest and not cover the neck or face. (Data source: thecarseatlady.com)
World Health Organisation (WHO) is committed to ensuring that everyone, everywhere, can realize the right to good health. Every year on 7 April, which marks the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948, is celebrated as World Health Day and it draws attention to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The theme for this year is to build fairer, healthier world to everyone.
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Just like adults are protected from injury and death by seat belts in cars, children too need to be to protected by child restraint systems. Holding a child on the lap does not provide safety!