In response to a PIL filed by a Chitlapakkam resident activist, the court directed the Town Panchayat to mandate milling while relaying roads. This applies to the entire state of Tamil Nadu, including the Greater Chennai Corporation. »
The newly restored biogas plant in Ward 173 produces 6-7 kilos of gas per day. The fuel produced currently is used by the Amma canteen located in the same premises, which has brought down its LPG usage from 24 to 16 cylinders! »
Lack of coordination between government departments is at the root of many civic problems, most notably the condition of roads. An angry citizen calls for action by the people to get such issues solved. »
Across Chennai, individuals and groups are taking proactive action to interact with civic authorities and get their issues resolved. And it often works, as this piece from a citizen journalist shows. »
Cattle owners continue to bribe officials to prevent their wandering cattle from being impounded, while the Chennai Corporation is yet to adopt a firm strategy to curb stray cattle menace on its streets.
The ongoing eviction drive at the Thideer Nagar slum and their rehabilitation in far-off Perumbakkam creates grave difficulty for slum residents, who work in the neighbourhood and send their children to school here. »