The Kerala floods have put Tamil Nadu on edge too, but Chennai’s doing its bit for the neighbours. A quick look at that, and more news from your city, in case you’ve been too busy to follow the headlines.
Subsidies offered by the central government and state to encourage renewable energy has reduced the cost of going solar. But what does it take for the ordinary citizen in Chennai to get a rooftop solar installation?
Civic authorities, NGOs, corporate organisations and domain experts have all come together to identify and work on restoring these water bodies with active community participation. It is hoped that this will prevent recurrence of a 2015-like urban flood.
Eyes On The Canal, an initiative focused on reimagining Chennai’s Buckingham Canal, has now floated an open call for ideas to raise awareness about urban climate change and propose solutions to improve the situation in and along the canal.
A recent report stated that Delhi is likely to face severe water shortage by 2020, and Chennai may well be on its way to a similar crisis. Is it not time we shifted our focus from supply to demand – rainwater conservation, better storage and minimising wastage?
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?