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

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

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

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 !

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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