Medicinal herbs, edible greens and fruits thrive in and around Chennai’s Sembakkam lake, reveals a study. Apart from their usage, the fact that an urban waterbody could be so rich and diverse in terms of beneficial plant species is very heartening.
Hemraj, a youth in his mid twenties, hails from Royapuram, in North Chennai, which is a neglected area in terms of development or infrastructure compared to other parts of the city. From street light malfunction
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.
Art exhibitions, lake festivals, safaris and citizen engagement in the commons along water bodies — Chennaiites are coming together to raise awareness about water management and conservation in different ways.
As part of their attempts to revive the Chitlapakkam Lake, NGO Arappor Iyakkam, with the help of the Chitlapakkam Rising group and local residents, conducted a social audit of the lake. Bhavani Prabhakar captured a few pictures during the event.