Creating an ecosystem for a market-based ‘waste economy’ has given a big boost to dry waste recycling in the city, says Azhagu Pandiaraja M P, one of the core members who created the Madras Waste Exchange. Find out more about the unique initiative in this exclusive interview.
Residents in Adyar and other parts of the city have found themselves subject to LPG installation checks without prior intimation; these checks are being conducted at random intervals and often by untrained personnel. Here’s what you must know to avoid being duped.
Besant Nagar beach is unrecognisable to old timers, thanks to over a hundred Spring Potato shops. What do they sell? Do they get any customers? Don’t they need permission to operate in a public space? What’s it doing to the beach? Many questions, few answers..
Every domestic worker in our state is entitled to certain benefits under a handful of government schemes. Unfortunately, neither the workers nor their employers are aware of these. Here is an explainer.
With the deletion of the only chapter dealing with consumer rights in the revised Class 10 syllabus, students have lost an effective channel of education on the subject. Consumer clubs in educational institutions are also on the decline.
The indirect impact of the slowdown in the auto sector is increasingly being felt in this spare parts market; traders are also concerned about their future in view of the various shifts that the sector is likely to see in the immediate future.
Paul Rajapandian, or Raja, lives with his two daughters and a granddaughter in a small shack alongside ECR road. His family has been in the cane weaving business for over two generations. In the buzzing suburbs of our metropolis, lives such as Raja’s remain invisible.
Makkal Auto in Chennai has positioned itself as one of the pioneers in the movement towards electric mobility in the city. We spoke to CEO, Yasmeen Jawahar, to know more about their newly launched electric autos and future plans for the same.
On which route will you find Chennai’s first electric bus? What can the Aadhaar Seva Kendra help you with? And what is Chennai Metro’s latest initiative for its commuters? Catch all this and more in this weekly recap of news.