For years, residents of the famed Rajiv Gandhi Salai IT corridor have been pressing for basic water and drainage infrastructure, lack of which has meant not just huge expenses but also undesirable developments for the city as a whole.
A visit to the Kodungaiyur waste yard by author and researcher Elloise Neale brings out the rude realities of the day-to-day life of those who are responsible for recycling 20% of the waste that enters the site.
A lake that once spanned 83.89 acre is now just 33.95 acre, thanks to rampant encroachment. Added to that is the problem of dumping and contamination. Bhavani Prabhakar presents a stark look at the state of Chitlapakkam Lake today.
CSCL, formed to execute the Chennai Smart City Mission, has both area-specific and pan-city projects on its immediate agenda. Mahesh Kumar S T provides an overview of the CSCL mission and the potential challenges on its path.
Ahead of the long-awaited local body elections for the state, citizens of Zone 13 under the Corporation of Chennai have come together to create an urban ward manifesto that will make governance transparent and effective.
The protest by TN farmers in Delhi brought into focus the discussion about State vs Central subjects. Activist and Citizen Journalist Yuvaraj writes about the Model Assembly session organised by SPI to help youth understand the difference.
Citizens’ group Naam Virumbum Thamizhagam seeks redress for local problems by registering online complaints on the Chennai Corporation website. Their experience carries useful insights for all Chennaiites.