Reports

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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Buckle Up! An assessment of helmet and seatbelt law compliance in Tirunelveli district

Mon, 25/07/2022 - 16:19
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More than 50% of vehicle drivers in Tirunelveli district were found not adhering to the helmet and seatbelt laws, says a compliance audit conducted by CAG recently. With Tamil Nadu topping the charts for the highest number of annual road crashes consecutively for the fifth year in 2020, it is important to lookback, learn and redefine our road safety management practices. This study also recommends next steps for proactive enforcement and road safety management in districts of Tamil Nadu.

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Buckle Up! An assessment of helmet and seatbelt law compliance in Thiruvarur district

Fri, 15/07/2022 - 16:29

More than 50% of vehicle drivers in Thiruvarur district were found not adhering to the helmet and seatbelt laws, says a compliance audit conducted by CAG recently. With Tamil Nadu topping the charts for the highest number of annual road crashes consecutively for the fifth year in 2020, it is important to lookback, learn and redefine our road safety management practices. This study also recommends next steps for proactive enforcement and road safety management in districts of Tamil Nadu.

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A study on the need for Front of Pack Warning Labels (FoPL) on processed foods in Karnataka

Sun, 10/07/2022 - 14:40

This survey of Front of Pack Labelling preferences amongst consumers in Karnataka shows a clear preference for Front of Pack Warning Labels. As the FSSAI considers different labelling styles (while leaning towards the Health Star Rating system), this is important evidence that users find warning labels the easiest style to read and interpret.

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An assessment of speeding concerns and their management in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Tue, 14/06/2022 - 12:56

“Two wheelers and cars speed upto 75 kmph in major arterial stretches of Chennai city” says a study by CAG that highlights the concerns of speed management in the city through evidence based cases. The report also outlines priority areas to reduce speeding threats. Read to know more!

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Developing an evidence-based awareness campaign to reduce standby power loss in households of Tamil Nadu

Mon, 06/06/2022 - 15:35

Long running hours in standby mode can result in significant loss of energy. CAG reports here on standby power loss practices across rural and urban households in Tamil Nadu together with a campaign strategy for awareness and outreach.

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A study to understanding consumers' perspectives, experiences and knowledge of digital finance/banking

Thu, 28/04/2022 - 13:01

With an anticipated 54% increase in the number of digital transactions by 2024, this study by CAG analysing consumers' perspectives and experiences of digital financial services adds important data to understanding and solving consumer concerns.

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A study on the usage, consumption, and awareness of reused cooking oils among street vendors in Tamil Nadu

Fri, 01/04/2022 - 11:05

CAG's findings on how prevalent the practice of buying used cooking oil among street food vendors is, contradicts observations reported by the media and experts in the Food Safety Department, Media, and Food/ Oil Industry. Read our report to know why this aspect of public health needs to be monitored more closely.

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CSR funds utilisation and human rights adherence by industries in Tamil Nadu

Fri, 04/02/2022 - 09:55

In India, there has been an ever-widening gap between individuals who have benefitted from the economic growth and the vast group of the underprivileged who have been left out of the process. This report examines if the usage and break up of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) funds by industries in Tamil Nadu supports the needs of those likely to be left behind.

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Back to Earth: Composting for Various Contexts

Mon, 31/01/2022 - 16:03
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Biodegradable waste reaching our dump yards has serious consequences to climate change. Composting is one of the most precious and powerful tools available to the human capacity to mitigate the effects caused by biodegradable waste on the environment. Without composting all our efforts will fail, with it we can build the future.

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