No playground, no fire exits, no proper washrooms and sometimes, no teachers either. That’s how kids from families in the Perumbakkam resettlement colony study, in a primary school operating from residential flats.
Chennai has welcomed the speedy verdict by a local court in the Hasini rape and murder case, but over 80% of child rape cases in the state continue to languish in courts due to inefficiencies and delays in the judicial system.
The reduced water allocation for Tamil Nadu in the interstate Cauvery water-sharing dispute has caused a lot of worry among farmers in the state’s agricultural belt, but will the ripples be felt in Chennai too?
Students from the Madras School of Social Work are working with less-privileged children from the area, to divert them from the ills of their social environment and help them develop as productive individuals.
Their handlooms, made from completely natural fibre and dyes, have found takers across the world, but the traditional weaving community has been in deep economic distress since the 2015 Chennai floods.
Condition of roads, working conditions of fire safety personnel and several other challenges before the Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services must be overcome if the city is to prevent and tackle disasters that require the department’s action.
CPCB data says PM 2.5 levels recorded at the Manali monitoring station on Bhogi day was more than 16 times the prescribed limit. Yet TNPCB data is completely silent on this particular critical pollutant. Why?