In this edition of Arivom Thelivom of News18 Tamil Nadu, Saroja explains the difference between warranty and guarantee.
Chennai's roads are impossible to navigate for people with disabilities. Poor planning, poor infrastructure is a hallmark of our roads. When will our roads be more inclusive and safe for all? #pedestriansafety
Poor infrastructure for pedestrians is one part of the problem. Another is that motorists treat pedestrians & cyclists as usurpers of road space instead of legitimate road users. Pedestrian deaths in Chennai have been increasing in past few years in spite of the city being the first to adopt a NMT Policy. #pedestriansafety
A survey conducted by CAG has revealed that 80% of consumers are not aware of the harmful effects of artificial trans fats and 81% use some form of trans fat such as vanaspathi, margarine or fat spread at home. 9 out of 10 do not read food labels.
CAG's survey found that 81% use some form of trans fats at home; even doctors not aware of harmful effects of trans fat.
In this webinar hosted by Naanayam Vikatan, Saroja from CAG explains the rights and responsibilities of a consumer and explains the the various grievance redressal mechanisms, including procedure to file a case in the consumer court.
Just like MRP & use by date, products should provide info on the recyclability of their packaging material. CAG conducted a brand audit to understand what are top brands contributing to plastic pollution in the city. #brandaudit #plasticfreejuly
Chennai's bus service, MTC, needs to come out with safety protocols for when buses run again. In addition short and long term planning for funds are essential if MTC is to be accessible, safe, and comfortable for all passengers.
There are growing protests against electricity billing in TN and the debates are driven by a popular narrative that contests the methodology used for calculating the bill. But, the need of the hour is for the government to offer concessions, including payment in installments. Over and above, it is important for the TNERC to step in and announce necessary measures at this time of crisis. Saroja speaks about electricity billing in this video.
In relation to the Centre's plans of commercialising coal mining, Niraj Bhatt said "Right now, the government is speaking like a climate leader but acting like a climate laggard by betting high on coal and promoting it"
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.