There is a trend among realtors to hire rooftop solar panels, instead of installing these. 'The state's total installed capacity stands at 14% of the target, as of December 2020', according to CAG's report. This trend will further threaten Tamilnadu's solar energy policy.
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
Following a PIL by CAG the TN state government has informed the High Court that it will recommence the supply of cooked meals to children aged 2 to 6, by September 1st.
Following a petition by CAG, the court has observed that the State needs to take aggressive steps to ensure that, despite school closure over the lockdown, children need to be supplied their food and nutritional content as specified in the National Food Security Act 2013.
The Environment and Climate Action Team of CAG did a presentation on "The Role of Civil Society Organisation on Climate Action" during a panel discussion on the topic ‘Understanding climate action in the Indian context’ on 4th June, organised by School of social work, KCLAS
A blanket ban on single-use plastics without creating an ecosystem to promote and support alternatives is not going to be successful. There should be a rethink on how we implement these bans and come up with innovative policy instruments.
The News Minute reports on reasons why environmentalists are opposing Draft EIA 2020. We hope it motivates you too to take a stand for strong environmental protection & environmenta justice, & sign our petition shared in the article to scrap Draft EIA 2020 .
The Quint found that Javadekar overruled senior officials of MoEFCC and set the date to June 30 for submitting comments to draft EIA 2020 notification. Jhatkaa.Org's petition in partnership with CAG to scrap draft EIA 2020 is also shared.
As we come out of lockdown, how will transport, mobility, and road safety be impacted? CAG has written to the Tamil Nadu CM with suggestions to ensure safe transit during and after lockdown such as putting in place protocols for government bus drivers, enforcing the road rules on speeding, drunk driving and wearing of seatbelts/helmets. #pandemic #roadcrashes #roadsafety #speeding #drunkdriving #seatbelt #helmet