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TAMIL NADU 32: A Road Safety Tour of the districts - Part 2

In the previous issue of Public Newsense, we looked at Government of India’s attempt to strengthen road safety by amending the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. At that time, the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, 2017, had been passed by the Lok Sabha and was awaiting introduction to the Rajya Sabha. Since then, the Amendment Bill was tabled in the Rajya Sabha, then referred to a Rajya Sabha Select Committee which, after consultations with various stakeholders, submitted its report at the end of 2017.

Cleaning Chennai’s Waterways - One Detailed Project Report at a time

A WhatsApp forward came the other day. The provenance was unknown and information scanty. It consisted of an image announcing a meeting under the aegis of CRRT (Chennai River Restoration Trust, a government-owned trust) and TNUIFSL (Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services Ltd, a Public Limited Company). CRRT aims to develop and implement plans to restore natural resources, such as waterways and waterbodies, with a view to mitigate pollution while TNUIFSL works to mobilise the capital market to finance urban infrastructure projects.

Electricity Consumer Cell (ECC) Outreach Meeting Report - Cuddalore

April 6, 2018 Bharath Ram - Researcher

ECC - Cuddalore, conducted intensive outreach meetings to promote ECCs among the public at Killai, Cuddalore District, on February 21, 2018. It was organized by Mr. Ambikapathi (ECC Coordinator) and Mr.S. Balasubramaniyan (ECC Advisor). ECC handbills were distributed in Chidambaram villages of Cuddalore district to promote and create awareness about ECCs. Mr. R. Ambikapathi spoke about the functions of the electricity sector and examples of the problems faced by the people.

Electricity Consumer Cell (ECC) Outreach Meeting Report - Tiruvallur

April 6, 2018 Bharath Ram - Researcher

ECC - Tiruvallur conducted outreach meetings in KK Nagar, Tirutani, Tiruvallur District, to promote ECC among the public on February 20, 2018. It was organized by Mr. M. Dhanraj (ECC Coordinator), and Mr. Nagarajan (ECC Volunteer). ECC handbills were distributed to the public in the villages of KK Nagar of Tirutani district to promote and create awareness on ECC.

Capacity Building Programme on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Tirunelveli

The Electricity Consumer Cell (ECC), Tirunelveli, organized a capacity building programme on “Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy” on January 30, 2018, at Arulmegu Sri Selva Vinayagar Kovil, Kotha Nagar B colony, V.M. Chatram. The purpose of the programme was to build consumer awareness on energy conservation and to educate them about energy-efficient devices and renewable energy concepts at the household level.

GAIA communications workshop, Bandung, Indonesia - Day 1

Communication makes the world go around. It fosters human connection and facilitates participation which allows us to learn, grow and progress as individuals and as a society. While communication is vital to all our activities, communication for development (C4D) as its own right has gained momentum over the last few years.


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