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Lessons from the Floods in Chennai in 2015

Fri, 04/08/2017 - 16:02

A documentation of urban flood management and disaster preparedness for lessons for urban governance

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CAG's observations - JRC structural stability requirement for a building

Fri, 04/08/2017 - 15:43
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CAG's response to the Justice Rajeswaran Committee Report whose objective was to give an opinion on building violations and guidelines for the regularisation that was proposed by the Tamil Nadu government.

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CAG's observations - JRC fire and life safety guidelines

Fri, 04/08/2017 - 15:36
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CAG's response to the Justice Rajeswaran Committee Report whose objective was to give an opinion on building violations and guidelines for the regularisation that was proposed by the Tamil Nadu government.

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Chennai’s water paradox: floods and droughts versus sustainability and ‘development’

Tue, 06/09/2016 - 12:38

The floods in Chennai has come as a serious warning from Mother Nature. The issue can be approached from various facets; its causes, consequences, the effect on people and how the city seems to have moved on. But is that it? Do problems come to us just so that we can rediscover our strength, capability and tolerance levels each time? My “tolerance” comes in quotes to highlight the significance of the word today as well as to how intolerance has become a bad term.