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The way water is viewed has transformed from a natural resource that was collectively managed to an economic commodity that is privately owned. The state has also tended to focus on short-term supply side problems rather than long-term integrated management. This report presents some of the processes by which this shift in governance has taken place, including the results of public hearings conducted by a Peoples Water Commission.

Water, sanitation and drainage

CAG has filed a petition against the "Draft Revised Coastal Zone Management Plan" uploaded by Department of Environment, GoTN. The documents uploaded and purported to be the Draft CZMP are not complete and have not been prepared in accordance with the CRZ Notifications, 2011, and are in contempt of the order of NGT (SZ), 2014. Therefore CAG has requested that the current Draft be withdrawn immediately, and fresh Draft prepared in accordance with the law.

Environment and Climate Change

Highlights

  • Surge Protectors for Electrical and Electronic Devices.
  • Study Suggests Tamil Nadu Move Away from Thermal Power. 
  • Bill on "Right to Electricity" likely in Monsoon Session. 
  • Consumer Focus - Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum Case (CGRF)
  • ECC Voice - Relocating Damaged Electricity Pole (Tamil).

Plus Publications/Cases:
Adoption of Solar and Wind Energy: The Roles of Carbon Pricing and Aggregate Policy Support, February 2018.

And also includes latest regulations and links to interesting events/videos/educational tools and analysis
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Electricity Consumer Cells (ECCs) and Electricity Consumer Network (ECN)

Energy Governance

Highlights

  • The Solar Cooking (PART-2)
  • India's Tamil Nadu Plans 500 Megawatt Solar Park. 
  • India Hits 20 GW Solar Capacity Milestone.  
  • Consumer Focus - Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum Case (CGRF)
  • ECC Voice - Lethargy of Electricity Board Staffs (Tamil)

Plus Publications/Cases:
Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Southeast Asia, January 2018.

And also includes latest regulations and links to interesting events/videos/educational tools and analysis

Electricity Consumer Cells (ECCs) and Electricity Consumer Network (ECN)

Energy Governance

Highlights

  • The Solar Cooking (PART-1)
  • TNERC Draft Norms makes Forecasting of Wind, Solar Power Mandatory. 
  • Government Plans to Allow Consumers to Switch Power Services Companies. 
  • Consumer Focus - Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum Case (CGRF)
  • ECC Voice - Information on Additional Security Deposit (Tamil)

Plus Publications/Cases:
Developing Renewable Energy Mini-Grids in
Myanmar: A Guide Book, December 2017.

Electricity Consumer Cells (ECCs) and Electricity Consumer Network (ECN)

Energy Governance

Highlights

  • Energy Efficient Lighting (PART-2)

  • Solar Companies Protest Tamil Nadu's Move to Not Pay for Excess Power

  • India Needs to Build Solar-Electricity Storage System

  • Consumer Focus - Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum Case (CGRF)

  • ECC Voice - Precautions for Electricity Safety (Tamil)

Plus Publications/Cases:
Turning to Renewables : Climate-Safe Energy Solutions, November 2017.

And also includes latest regulations and links to interesting events/videos/educational tools and analysis
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Energy Governance

The story map depicts the advocated alternative to the centralised waste management system, to address the prevailing issues in the existing system. The zero-waste model represents a holistic vision to eradicate corruption in public services and restore the balance in ecology and environment.

Zero Waste Cities Collaborative

Solid Waste Management

From brimming garbage bins to diminishing space in landfills, the city’s waste is hauled in large trucks and compactors. The current centralized waste management system not only proves to be ecologically unsustainable, but uneconomical and inefficient. The link to the story map below will take you through the journey waste traverses after it leaves our homes.  

http://cag-org-in.github.io/scroll-map/centralised.html 

Zero Waste Cities Collaborative

Solid Waste Management

This is a short report documenting the Zero Waste Cities Collaborative Project team's visit to Thanal. As members of this team at CAG, we were keen on understanding how this organization had been instrumental in helping Trivandrum set up an effective zero waste management system in place. The following are a series of short notes written by the team capturing the essential points of the different sites and stakeholders we visited during our field visits.

Zero Waste Cities Collaborative

Solid Waste Management

Current News is a monthly bilingual newsletter of CAG as part of the Electricity Consumer Cell (ECC) initiative.

Highlights

  • Energy Efficient Lighting (PART-1)
  • State’s Share of Renewable Energy Volume Touches 20%
  • Spurious Brands of LED Lamps Pose Threat to Consumer Safety, Government Revenue
  • Consumer Focus - Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum Case (CGRF)
  • ECC Voice - Voltage Fluctuation (Tamil)

Plus Publications/Case:
Deployment of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems in Mini-Grids, October 2017

Electricity Consumer Cells (ECCs) and Electricity Consumer Network (ECN)

Energy Governance