Groundwater levels around the city have dropped to their lowest in years, lakes have shrunk and major reservoirs are running dry: Chennai stares at a parched few months ahead, though rainfall over 2018 was actually higher than in 2016. What explains the present situation?
The Nemmeli desalination plant is one of the key sources of water for the city. The fisherfolk of the Sulerikatukuppam village have, however, seen the other side of it, as they find their lives and livelihood ruined by its presence.
Can a motley group of school students aged 8 to 13 suggest and devise solutions to problems such as air pollution, waste management and water scarcity? Yes, they can and the Sarvalokaa Hackathon in the city gave them a platform to showcase their innovative solutions.
How will the ongoing pedestrianisation project in T Nagar under the Chennai Smart City mission impact the area and the lives of residents and visitors? Will it address the current concerns shared by citizens and traders? Can it hold lessons for other neighbourhoods?
Several conflicts have arisen as land acquisition for Phase 2 of Chennai Metro gets underway. Residences, shops and even a school that could become ‘collateral damage’ in the exercise have raised their voices against the move. Will their interests be considered?
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.
Eyes on the Canal, an initiative that aims to revive the Buckingham canal, had launched an open ideas competition to transform the neglected waterway. The winning entries propose various innovative approaches that focus not only on the canal but also on overall climate resilience.
The online procedure to obtain a smart card for PDS supplies makes it mandatory for you to produce a certificate of deletion from your family’s card. For many in the city, who have severed ties with the family, it is proving to be very difficult. Here’s why.
Either the footpath is broken, or it is encroached by someone or something. Where does the pedestrian walk? Take a look at these snapshots from three major roads in the city to see for yourself the scant regard for walkers’ safety.