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.
Pavithra Ramesh, CAG explains why July's electricity bill for some Tamilnadu users might have seemed too high and what they can do about it.
At the onset of TN govt's 'Minnagam' - a new call centre for electricity complaints, The Federal captures the success story of CAG's ECC initiative. With experience in handling over 3000 electricity complaints across 7 districts for over 4 years, ECC shares its best practices
An article by Harish Baskar, Researcher, CAG published in Citizen Matters. How can we make Chennai's footpaths safe and comfortable for pedestrians?
Decentralised solid waste management, with clear messaging on how and why different stakeholders should be involved is crucial. Listen to our interview with Samayam Tamil for more.
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Electricity bill is a key tool for enabling consumers to interact with the utility and various stakeholders in a transparent manner. This study by CAG & CEEW brings out the need for a more informative, accessible, reader-friendly, bilingual electricity bill in TN.
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Article on CAG's survey of helmet and seatbelt rule compliance in Chennai. While those driving vehicles are largely complying with the helmet/seatbelt rules, pillion rider and passenger compliance continues to be very poor.
CAG’s article about the new transfat regulation highlights the Food Safety and Standards Authority Of India regulation. FSSAI notified the 2019 draft regulation to further reduce transfat levels in oils and fats to be less than 3% by weight effective from January 2021 and to be less than 2% by weight from January 2022. In addition, the oils and fats used to prepare food products should also contain less than 2% transfat levels by weight that is to be effective from January 2022’.
CUTS International, Citizen Consumer and Civic Action Group (CAG), Consumer Voice, Generation Saviour Association (GSA) and DISHA Foundation, recently presented an eight point Charter of Demands to FSSAI as immediate steps to be taken for the elimination of trans-fats from the Indian food system by 2022.
CAG wrote to the Minister for Social Welfare, GoTN highlighting the need to ensure food under the Mid Day Meal Scheme continues to reach underpriveliged children even though schools are not functioning in person. Otherwise, considering the impact of the pandemic on livelihoods, children may be pressed to work for daily wages and this will have a huge impact on their education even after schools resume full functioning.
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