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Impact of the Kodungaiyur dump hard on health : findings from the health service provider’s study

The objective of the Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) project at Kodungaiyur is to examine the human rights impact of business practices through the lens of waste.The information and data collected will be used to  push for tighter regulations and liability laws around producer accountability.

Exploring The Lives of Chennai’s Hidden Environmentalists

In January 2017, I joined CAG, specifically to work on solid waste management (SWM) projects. I started with the Mapping Waste Trails project, which aims to gain a better understanding of the lives of the informal waste pickers engaged in waste recycling in Chennai. Furthermore, we will be tracking the movements of certain recyclables, to ascertain the routes by which such materials traverse the city-scape, and the value added within each step in the routes.

Chennai's Waste Management System: Exploring The Lives of The Hidden Environmentalists

January 31, 2017 Elloise Neale, Researcher

In January 2017, I joined CAG, where part of my work focuses on their solid waste management (SWM) projects. I started with the Mapping Waste Trails project, which aims to gain a better understanding of the lives of the informal waste pickers engaged in waste recycling in Chennai. Furthermore, we will be tracking the movements of certain recyclables, to ascertain the routes by which such materials traverse the city-scape, and the value added within each step in the routes.

On Rights - Slum resettlement and the State government’s shortcomings in Chennai

September 17, 2016 Bilal Mohamed, Intern

Poor urban planning and management of cities and towns, large influx of people from rural areas to urban areas in search of jobs and opportunities, and the lack of affordable housing are the main factors which can be seen to lead to the growth and presence of settlements often referred to as slums. Slums are overcrowded settlements, often marked by a lack of basic amenities and tenure security. From time to time, the state re-settles slum dwellers, either in slums re-developed in situ or in tenements that are often in the peripheries of the city.

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