From Aavin’s planned buy-back policy for its plastic satchets to stricter action against illegal dumping along waterways, from smart parking projects to Chennai’s very own robot for its roads — here’s a round-up of key headlines from your city this week.
The city’s first inclusive park was inaugurated earlier this week. It is tailored to the needs of all children, including those with special needs and disabilities. The vibrant space has seen great reception in a short time.
Unchecked industrial pollution and unplanned construction are creating hazardous levels of dust pollution in the city, but authorities are yet to formulate guidelines for compliance with central rules on construction and demolition waste management.
A survey by IRCDUC on homeless children has revealed that only 54% access services by the anganwadi centres in the city. Many suffer habitually from fever, cough, wheezing and diarrhoea as a result of their rough living conditions.
Under the US Consulate’s English Access Microscholarship Programme, eight students from Chennai’s Corporation schools were taken to the US capital recently. R Gopinath was one of them. Citizen Matters Chennai spoke to Gopinath and others who have been a part of the broader programme.
Child rape has assumed pandemic proportions in India. Often parents don’t have the slightest inkling of the abuse faced by the victim, as in the recent Chennai case. A CSA survivor writes an open letter to parents, telling them about the role they have to play in protecting their child.
They are convenient, have a relatively friendly environmental footprint and work out to be cheaper than you’d think. And a good number of Chennai moms are saying ‘aye’ to these modern cloth diapers. Would you make the switch?
Close to 75 Police Boys and Girls Clubs in the city, in collaboration with NGOs and corporate organisations, are engaging these kids and youth in various academic, cultural and sporting activities, thus keeping delinquency in check.
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