CAG's case against random regularisation of unauthorised constructions, where the High Court had appointed a Monitoring Committee to identify and demolish illegal constructions was highlighted while analyzing the reason for Chennai's repeated flooding.
This is part of the campaign to lay stress on the Government of India to announce January 11 as National Pedestrian Day and create awareness on pedestrian safety. The three-month campaign has been launched by CAG as part of the Sustainable Mobility Network India
Pressing road safety issues, enforcement challenges, positive impacts of efforts taken so far and key focus areas for the future were discussed with support from the public and the district level authorities. The webinar received good coverage by the media.
Constant and vigilant enforcement is crucial in keeping pavements clear of encroachments especially of vehicles & shops extending their stores on to the pavements. Hawkers & vendors must be given space as per the National Vendors Act, says Sumana Narayanan of CAG.
S.Saroja, Director of CAG talking on consumer law and responding to consumers' queries, on Podhigai TV
S. Saroja speaks about consumer rights and laws in a program organised by Podhigai TV
S Saroja from CAG stressed the need for simple, effective, front of pack warning labels on packed foods to help consumers make informed choices, in light of India's non-communicable disease crisis, at a webinar organised by CUTS International
CAG organised a remembrance gathering to mark the wonderful life of our Board member Mr. Keshav Desiraju.
CAG is crowd sourcing a database of plastic-free shops across the country. The Go Zero Waste app will help you discover your neighbourhood zero-waste shops.
Playgrounds, parks and such public spaces are crucial for the health and well-being of citizens. The pandemic has just underscored their importance, notes Sumana Narayanan of CAG. As Madras turns 382 this August, it is time the city ensures that parks and playgrounds abound and that they are well-maintained and accessible to all.
'Greater Chennai Corporation is set to enforce the single-use plastic ban starting next week. CAG's study on the effectiveness of the two year old ban indicates that banned plastic items remain prevalent. Vamsi Kapilavai, CAG, explains that an ecosystem of alternatives needs to be established for the ban to be effective'.
CAG has been working towards creating awareness around the benefits of solar agricultural pumps and the govt subsidy sanctioned for the same, among farmers in Salem, TN.