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A study on use of digital financial services

Thu, 22/02/2024 - 14:05

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the usage pattern of digital financial services in Tamil Nadu, particularly among the rural poor. Focusing on four main consumer groups mainly, farmers, self help group women, college youth and cottage industries, the report provides an in depth analysis of usage patterns and some of the struggles that digital finance users face.

 

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Fair Fares: Towards Gender-Inclusive Public Transport

Tue, 20/02/2024 - 14:36

CAG surveyed 3000 women across 6 cities to understand the impact of the fare-free public transport scheme for women launched by the Tamil Nadu government. The study found that women were able to save an average of  Rs 601 to Rs 800 per month as a result of this scheme. Additionally, the study highlighted that the saved transportation expenses were predominantly invested in the family. Find out more from the full report.

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A study to understand prevalence of single-use plastic usage within a community

Sat, 18/11/2023 - 14:47

An extensive survey on how people perceive plastics in a low income community in Chennai throws up interesting, actionable findings - that despite the ban on single use plastic bags, these remain abundant and easily available. The survey was carried out as part of the Green Action Week.

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Impact assessment report on climate change curriculum

Tue, 22/08/2023 - 20:34

This Impact Assessment Report highlights how the pilot phase of 'FOCUS' - the climate change curriculum textbook developed by CAG - was introduced in select schools in Chennai. It measures project outcomes, analysing positive shifts in both students and teachers. The report provides concrete evidence of heightened student awareness, engagement, and empowerment, as well as innovative teaching methods and renewed enthusiasm among educators.

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A report on Tamil Nadu's transition to green energy

Wed, 31/05/2023 - 11:29

Tamil Nadu has made significant strides in renewable energy, with a higher installed capacity than non-renewable energy. However, this progress is yet to be reflected in the state’s electricity mix. This report explores Tamil Nadu’s transition to green energy and assesses public perception of renewable energy sources.

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When the rubber hits the road !

Mon, 01/05/2023 - 11:27

Tamil Nadu was the first state to bring in a Road Safety Policy as a part of its road safety management system. However, the status of the existing Road Safety Policy calls for an immediate review to ensure that the policy reflects prevailing road safety issues and identifies existing policy constraints. This report furnishes a set of recommendations for the state through a qualitative comparison of Road Safety Policies of other states in India.

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PACK IT IN - Brand Audit 2022

Mon, 23/01/2023 - 13:37

The results of CAG's 2022 plastic brand audit are in! Find out who all have received the dubious distinction of making it to the Top 10! The brand audit is a citizen-science initiative anchored by #BreakFreeFromPlastic where plastic waste is gathered and audited to reveal those brands and manufacturers whose plastic packaging we found the most of.

 

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Accessing Public Transport Information in Chennai

Wed, 28/12/2022 - 10:25

A study on how commuters in Chennai are accessing public transit information. Accurate, easy to access information on routes, fares, service and frequency of public transport services is key to promoting public transport. How does Chennai fare in this?

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Understanding consumers' knowledge and awareness of health insurance

Tue, 20/12/2022 - 15:46

A survey that seeks to understand how informed consumers of the health insurance sector are, and their experiences when they've attempted to claim from the company.

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Assessing TANGEDCO’s Compliance to Distribution Standards of Performance (DSOP): An Analysis of RTI Data for the Year 2016

Wed, 17/08/2022 - 15:57

A study by CAG to assess TANGEDCO's adherence to TNERC's Distribution Standard of Performance, 2004. These regulations serve to protect consumers and ensure they receive prescribed standards of high-quality, reliable electricity. This study analyses findings for the year 2016.

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