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  Mon, 12/04/2021 - 11:26
In India, coal consumption and production has doubled in the last 15 years. The federal government sees coal as a key driver of economic growth in the coming decades as well. Traditionally, coal mining and coal based power generation have been…
CAG   Mon, 19/10/2020 - 12:44
This report summarises the proceedings of the National Consultation on Draft Environmental Impact Assessment 2020 held on World Environment Day 2020. This event was a collaborative effort of CAG, Movement for Advancing Understanding on…
  Thu, 08/10/2020 - 11:29
The draft EIA notification 2020 got a lot of traction from different stakeholders and rightly so because of the effects it is likely to have on the environment. So, before Draft EIA 2020 what were the rules? Were they any better? Let's have a look…
CAG   Mon, 13/01/2020 - 15:54
This report is a brief analysis of the actual conditions and impacts of coal and water utilisation in Mettur Thermal Power Plant for three consecutive years between 2015 and 2018 in line with the state and national statutes.
CAG   Wed, 28/08/2019 - 11:43
The power sector is one of the highly stressed sectors, responsible for 40% of the total stressed assets in India. We performed financial analysis of the IL&FS Tamil Nadu Power Company in Cuddalore, accused of environmental pollution in nearby…
CAG   Fri, 26/07/2019 - 16:08
At the start of this decade, when Tamil Nadu was reeling under an acute shortage of power, capacity addition to the tune of 50 GW was proposed. This report looks at the status of the proposed plants and finds that only one of them has been…
IIT and ICWaR   Wed, 13/03/2019 - 11:19
The devastating floods that hit Chennai city and other parts of Tamil Nadu during November-December 2015 claimed more than 400 lives and caused enormous economic damages. Answers to a number of pressing questions related to the conditions prevailing…
Care Earth   Wed, 13/03/2019 - 11:14
The area around Pallikaranai marsh was historically the natural water-holding zone for the city of Chennai. However, due to mislabelling in planning documents, and wanton construction and encroachments, this wetland is endangered. Jayshree…
The paper explores the changing ecology, political significance and cultural meaning of water in south India, and presents an account of the centrality of water resources to the organisation of a pre-colonial warrior state in which power and the…
Housing and Land Rights Network   Tue, 17/07/2018 - 11:09
A Human Rights and Social Justice Analysis of Smart City Proposals.