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How do you stop Wetland abuse?

The recent IPCC report indicates that coastal cities like Chennai are prone to submergence, flooding, and other natural disasters. The city urgently needs to build accountability for poor management of wetland resources. The dangers of failing to do so were highlighted in a seminar on wetland abuse, which brought together senior researchers, fisherfolk, government officials, and experts.

Understanding Chennai’s Second Master Plan through the eyes of the urban poor

Chennai’s Second Master Plan envisions “a prime metropolis which will become more livable, economically vibrant, environmentally sustainable, and with better assets for future generations”. However, an examination of this vision from the perspective of the urban poor reveals that the plan does not address social and economic inequalities.

Effectiveness of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Guidelines

This blog summarises the third and fourth session of the Consumer Guidance Seminar on Banking Services held in February 2018. The session on the effectiveness of RBI guidelines covered a discussion on the role of RBI in the monetary policy but also the maintenance of financial stability. The fourth session included case studies on digital security issues in the banking sector. 

EC amendment - a problematic proposal by IL&FS

A power company with many run-ins with the law proposes a significant change in its coal source and transport in Cuddalore, by seeking to amend its environmental clearance instead of conducting a fresh environment impact assessment. Timely community action against the plant’s violations stalls the amendment.


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