Some bribe a centre and get a ‘Pollution Under Control’ certificate. Some take it easy because there’s never any checking anyway, while some are simply unaware. This, in a city that ranks second in the country in terms of polluting emissions from vehicles.
A quick round up of the civic highlights last week, in case you missed them! Flyovers in the city to get a makeover, water woes could be addressed by bringing in Krishna water, abandoned vehicles to go under the hammer and more.
Vehicular emissions are among the chief sources of pollutants in Chennai’s air. But how many people know that they can check the environmental performance of their vehicle at the time of buying, by looking at a document that the dealer is mandated by law to provide to every customer?
Smart city projects worth Rs 258 crore were sanctioned last week; which are these and which areas will they impact? How are power and water supply set to change in the days to come? Catch all this and more important news from last week in our weekly Chennai buzz.
Solid waste management, sewage management and reuse, plastic waste reduction are some of the areas that the TNPCB has identified for selection of deserving RWAs. Check more details here if your community has been following green practices and apply by October 31st.
Distanced by location, differentiated in socio-cultural profile, the Chennai localities of Padur and Tiruvottiyur have something similar, which they can truly take pride in: two successful, citizen-driven waste management initiatives.
Flood-ravaged Kerala has perhaps seen the worst through, but the journey ahead will be long and arduous. Chennai has already stood by its neighbour steadfastly. The need now is to figure out what exactly is needed at this juncture and pitch in accordingly, say social workers.