Madhuvanthi Rajkumar, CAG and delegate representative of Consumers International at the recently concluded INC-3, Nairobi, gives a first hand account of proceedings from the event and the status of progress towards the Global Plastics Treaty.
CAG's study on the fare free bus scheme for women in Tamil Nadu, points to definite benefits, not just for the individual woman, but the entire household. The soon to be released report assesses the impact of the scheme on women's access to work and leisure activities, and how any money saved, is used to improve family finances.
To mark World Diabetes Day, this op-ed emphasises the need for simple, effective Front of Pack Labelling that warns consumers of high fat, sugar and salt. Curtailing India's diabetes epidemic will not be possible without strong regulations that stop manufacturers from hiding their unhealthy ingredients behind dubious labels.
மழைக்காலம் தொடங்கிவிட்டது. குண்டும் குழியுமான, மழைநீர் தேங்கியுள்ள சாலைகளில் அதிவேகமாக செல்லும் வாகன ஓட்டிகள், விபத்துக்குளாகாமல் எவ்வாறு கவனத்துடன் பாதுகாப்பாக செயல்பட வேண்டுமென்று சி.ஏ.ஜி ஆராய்ச்சியாளர் மதுமதி விளக்குகிறார்.
Please check if this blurb works: An article about CAG's Zero Waste Store Locator - an online resource to help shoppers identify local stores that can sell plastic free. If you are looking to start your zero waste journey, this is a good place to begin. The Zero Waste Store Locator is a crowd sourced database - so if you know of a shop that should go here, get in touch with us!
A timely reminder for all motorists of the risks of driving in rainy conditions. Madhumati, CAG. writes about how flooded roads create new driving risks and hide existing ones such as potholes.
Mala Balaji, CAG writes about why systemic transformation and individual changes need to come together, if we are to come out winning, in our battle against climate change. This article highlights commendable practices and looks at areas needing improvement in fostering sustainability.
A piece by Shankar Prakash offering a critical review of the Chennai Climate Action Plan, examining its merits and those areas that need improving. An important read as we cross over from 'global warming' to 'global boiling'.
Afroz, CAG, explains why incinerators are a hazard to human health and the environment. They are a poor source of energy, operating merely to burn the tonnes of plastic our cities produce every day.
This article quotes a study by CAG on the need for integrated communication on public transit that is accurate and easily accessible. Have you ever turned up at a bus stop only to find that the stop has been moved several hundred metres down the road? And only immediate neighbours of the bus stop are privy to this information, having found this out by chance themselves?