Citizen Matters

Ambitious budget for Chennai’s waste management but no coherent strategy

Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:36

In this systematic break-down of Greater Chennai Corporation's ambitious waste management plans and budget, Vamsi Kapilavai, CAG questions if systems have been set in place to make the 1200 metric tonnes of compost production envisioned by GCC, a reality? With conflicting datasets and poor source segregation, GCC might have to undertake more groundwork, if these targets are to be met.

Two years since the ban, plastic is back in a big way. Is COVID the real reason?

Fri, 09/04/2021 - 13:17

It's been 2 years since TN banned single-use plastic and though initially there was some impact, it was a drop in the ocean. As CAG's study after 2 years of the ban reveals, single-use plastic is more prevalent than ever. COVID-19 can't be used as an excuse by the citizens and companies to use single-use plastics.