Special services to mark the beginning of IPL season, launch of a monthly pass to take unlimited rides on the Metro, and a new global report that rates Chennai on the basis of cost of living — catch the latest news about your city in this edition of Buzz.
Water levels in the four reservoirs at Red hills, Cholavaram, Chembarambakkam and Poondi are almost six times less than at this time last year. With Chennai among the drought-hit districts in the state, the festival of colours should have been celebrated more responsibly.
Inorganic and recyclable waste being burnt in empty plots and smoke trails are a common sight in Madambakkam. What’s more shocking is that it turns out that this is how the Town Panchayat wants the waste collected from over 13000 households in the area to be managed!
Dry lizard tail, nail polish remover and brown sugar — did you know these constitute growing addictions among the young and old in Chennai? Take a look at the reasons behind the vicious growth of substance abuse in the city and how the government could step in to curb the problem.
Details of Chennai Corporation’s camps for voters with disability, new initiatives and recognition for Chennai Metro and restoration of temple tanks by the municipal body — catch up on what’s been happening in your city this week.
The state government promised a one-time cash assistance of Rs 2000 to BPL families in February. But the motive and implementation raise serious questions as Corporation workers are regularly visiting apartments and gated communities, where there are no deserving families.
Naturally blessed with hundreds of lakes and ponds, the city of Chennai can easily improve its ground water levels by restoring these water bodies. Here are two success stories of pond rejuvenation projects that could inspire other neighbourhoods in the city.