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முறையற்ற தீர்வால் பலியாகும் பள்ளி மாணவர்கள்

நாள்தோறும் தரம் பிரிக்கப்படாத குப்பை, கிடங்கில் வந்து குவிவதால் ஏற்படும் பல்வேறு வகையான கேடுகளில்  ஒன்று ஒயிட்னருக்கு அடிமையாகுதல் (whitener addiction) எனப்படும் ஒரு வகை போதை பழக்கம். கொடுங்கையூரில் திகழும் நிலவரமும் அதனால் சிறுவர்களை தொடரும் அபாயத்தை பற்றிய ஒரு குறிப்பு இது.


Swachh Bharat Mission: An exploration of vulnerability

The Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), India’s sanitation programme states that it aims to reduce health and sanitation vulnerabilities among the poor through access to toilets. However, we find that far from minimising vulnerabilities, the scheme seems to exploit their vulnerabilities to gain publicity and political support.

Solid Waste Management Bye-laws for Chennai: A Quick Appraisal

The Solid Waste Management Rules came into force in 2016, but it was only in 2018 that Chennai Corporation drafted the bye-laws. The bye-laws in its present form falls short of a clean sweep due to some patent issues at its core. However, if due measures are taken to rectify the inadequacies, and make the process participatory, it could be an opportunity to wipe the slate clean.

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

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

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.


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