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?
This article quotes CAG’s report which aptly highlights that despite having more installed renewable energy capacity than non-renewables, Tamil Nadu still depends on coal for electricity and lacks a framework for hybrid solar-wind systems.
The Smart Urban Roads project under the Chennai City Partnership Programme does not align with crucial mobility targets.It prioritises motorised transport, and for the most part, sidelines walking, cycling and public transit. Sumana, CAG, comments that if done right, this is an excellent opportunity for the city to meet the livelihood and mobility needs of its people.
Hypertension is a growing and serious health condition in India. According to India Hypertension Control Initiative, India has an estimated 20 crore adults with hypertension, of whom approximately only 2 crores have it under control. An article by CAG on the occasion of World Hypertension day 2023, stressing the importance of regular blood pressure checks and compliance with medication.
Plastic is more than just an environmental problem. With developing nations bearing the brunt of the plastic crisis, it is also a socioeconomic, and geopolitical one. Madhuvanthi, CAG, explains what we can expect from nations as details of the Global Plastics Treaty are being thrashed out by CSOs, petrochem lobbies and governments themselves.
An article that explains why we first need to fix the information gap if we want to recruit more public transport commuters. CAG's study found that a majority of commuters reported accessing public transport information by word of mouth, since the other modes of information (apps, websites etc) were mostly unreliable.
An article based on CAG's report on how commuters access public transit information; and why easy, reliable access to this is central to popularising public transport usage.
Saroja, CAG, discusses the new set of rules announced by the Department of Consumer Affairs to curb fake reviews and reviews on e-com sites and how these rules will offer consumers a safer shopping experience.
Vishnu Mohan Rao shares his opinion about the outcome of COP 27 with WINDPRO, published by the Indian Wind Power Association
Saroja, CAG explains why FSSAI's recent draft regulations on Front of Pack Labelling can potentially mis-lead the public. It gives the impression that all processed foods are healthy at some level. This will allow manufacturers to manipulate the system by just adding a few positive ingredients into their otherwise unhealthy mix.