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.
Following the uproar among conservancy workers, the Chennai Corporation has postponed the invitation of bids for privatisation of garbage collection. But what does history say about the effectiveness of such a move?
Pallavaram Municipality’s efforts to embrace door-to-door collection of garbage has proved largely futile, as the civic body did not sensitise citizens and conservancy workers. The result: streets are filled with uncleared garbage.
Imagine a walk on the Kotturpuram bridge on any morning or evening – a glance below provides a picturesque sight: people shouting in happiness, their row boats on the tranquil waters of Adyar River, free
Some remain defunct for months on end. Others follow no logic in terms of when they come on and when they are switched off. These photos show us why streetlights continue to be one of the biggest peeves among citizens.
An apartment complex in the city has embraced a novel, DIY method of waste management that has helped them reduce the amount of waste generated and sent to landfills. Here are some key learnings from the experience of Ceebros Boulevard.
Ever wondered where all the litter in your streets accumulated through the day and evening disappear the next morning? Meet the women who sweep the streets of Chennai for a pittance, have little by way of of job security and remain largely unseen by all citizens.
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.