Take a look at scenes from the Swap Sale organised by Chennai Corporation, and hear about the thought and philosophy behind the event from one of the key organisers, Alby John Varghese, Regional Deputy Commissioner (South).
The ‘Reduce and Reuse Swap Sale’, to take place in Besant Nagar, will give residents an opportunity to give away or exchange gently-used items, while cutting down on waste and helping those in need. Find more details about the event here.
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.
Evictions continued along the banks of Cooum even as residents protested the move; a new parking facility is set to come up in central metro, and animal lovers have been asked to register to feed strays. Catch all this and more news from across the city!
ROKA (Residents of Kasturba Nagar Association) has created a model for change at the neighbourhood level and made significant progress in source segregation through the sustained efforts of volunteers, aided by a helping hand from the Chennai Corporation.
Tonnes of metal waste are being converted into beautiful pieces of art at the Government ITI, Guindy and Adyar zone of Chennai Corporation. These could also pave the way towards realisation of Chennai’s zero-waste goal.
From a novel online waste exchange facility to new developments at the Alandur Metro station, latest updates on the Corporation’s water bodies restoration project and new additions to the MTC’s fleet — catch this week’s news from your city.
Out of 3,000 water bodies in Chennai city, 210 have already been taken up for restoration. The work entails desilting as well as removing water hyacinth and garbage in the water bodies. Here are more details about the same.
The central region of the Greater Chennai Corporation is diverse, with underdeveloped Ayanavaram as well as ‘smart’ T Nagar. We spoke to the Regional Deputy Commissioner here to understand the primary issues in the region and how the civic authorities are addressing these.
The Madras High Court’s directions for Marina Beach, the progress of Pallikaranai revival, demolition of Elephant Gate Bridge, an award for police states for cleanliness — catch updates on all this and more in this week’s round-up of city news.
A batch of electric tricycles have been procured by the Greater Chennai Corporation for collection of waste. The tricycles are expected to reduce the physical burden on conservancy workers and enable swifter collection of waste.
Recent construction of some shanties and a road for better access and mobility by the fishing community has been labelled as encroachment after complaints from residents in nearby locations. However, the community rebuts charges and enjoys the support of environmental activists.
A committee to review the proposed revision in property tax rates on hold for now, a High Court order on unauthorised parking, the latest on Villivakkam Lake restoration — a weekly recap of some important news from your city.
A Tamil translation of our story describing the wonderful initiative of kids and youngsters at the Kotturpuram Housing Board, who transformed a littered pathway into a clean, colourful space for the community.
What do the latest AQI readings say about Chennai air? What do the Corporation’s revised waste management bylaws say? What’s planned for the busy Chennai Central junction? Catch the buzz from your city this week.