While Tamil Nadu topped the food safety index announced by the Union Health Ministry earlier this month, this article reminds us that re-using cooking oil is highly prevalent among street food vendors (as found by a CAG study). This is a practice with significant implications on public health.
As speeding was found to be prevalent across all 25 locations assessed by CAG. this article underlines the need for better signage to indicate speed limits, and better enforcement.
Saroja.S, CAG makes a case for why health star ratings (HSR) will not help stem the rise in non-communicable diseases in our country. Front of pack warning labels, on the other hand, is a better system for India - and those countries that have already employed this are seeing the benefits of it.
CAG has compiled a database of shops that can sell products free of plastic packaging. This is a crowd sourced effort and currently available for users in Tamil Nadu.
A reminder of our brand audit conducted last year exposing the leading plastic producers/polluters in the state of Tamil Nadu. Unbranded plastics emerged as the top polluter followed by Unilever and Aavin.
Following the much anticipated election of local councillors in Tamil Nadu, Mr. N. L. Rajah, Senior Advocate, Madras High Court and Advisor to CAG, writes about how the roles can be truly transformative only with fundamental changes like better allocation of funds and clearly defined power demarcations.
Citizen Matters carried a blog by CAG to mark International Waste Pickers' Day. Read about how waste pickers form a crucial role in waste management and yet, how they don't always receive their fair dues.
As we look to a new year, we imagine a different Chennai - a Singara Chennai - in how we approach issues of water resources, solid waste, mobility, road safety, and energy.
With the city rigorously preparing its Third Master Plan, evaluating Chennai's Second Master plan is crucial. CAG analysis the hits and misses of the Second Plan and tries to identify what Chennai needs as a city for an effective Sustainable Transport system.
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.