The Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019, protects the Good Samaritans; citizens are urged to help road accident victims without fear of any backlash.
This article is a summary of the virtual panel discussion organised by Citizen Matters Chennai, titled “Commuting in Chennai post COVID: Challenges and Opportunities
Corporation and residents were unhappy with Ramky's performance managing waste from 2012-2019. Residents, CSOs, and experts working in the field of solid waste management are skeptical about this development.
GCC has engaged contractors to maintain over 180 micro composting centres, which were earlier managed by officials from the solid waste management team.
On the occasion of National Consumer Rights Day 2020, Saroja S talks about the definition of consumer and the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) 2019. The focus of the talk is on the new provisions of e-commerce regulations, misleading advertisements, banking & insurance sector under the CPA 2019.
In this edition of Arivom Thelivom of News18 Tamil Nadu, Saroja explains the difference between warranty and guarantee.
Chennai's roads are impossible to navigate for people with disabilities. Poor planning, poor infrastructure is a hallmark of our roads. When will our roads be more inclusive and safe for all? #pedestriansafety
Poor infrastructure for pedestrians is one part of the problem. Another is that motorists treat pedestrians & cyclists as usurpers of road space instead of legitimate road users. Pedestrian deaths in Chennai have been increasing in past few years in spite of the city being the first to adopt a NMT Policy. #pedestriansafety
A survey conducted by CAG has revealed that 80% of consumers are not aware of the harmful effects of artificial trans fats and 81% use some form of trans fat such as vanaspathi, margarine or fat spread at home. 9 out of 10 do not read food labels.
In this webinar hosted by Naanayam Vikatan, Saroja from CAG explains the rights and responsibilities of a consumer and explains the the various grievance redressal mechanisms, including procedure to file a case in the consumer court.
Just like MRP & use by date, products should provide info on the recyclability of their packaging material. CAG conducted a brand audit to understand what are top brands contributing to plastic pollution in the city. #brandaudit #plasticfreejuly
Chennai's bus service, MTC, needs to come out with safety protocols for when buses run again. In addition short and long term planning for funds are essential if MTC is to be accessible, safe, and comfortable for all passengers.