Or in Ennore, for that matter. Heavy and polluted emissions from the petrochemical, thermal and fertiliser plants in these areas of north Chennai are taking a heavy toll on health of citizens. Respiratory and skin diseases are the most common.
Rock crushing and m-sand units operating in the open and trucks ferrying gravel cause serious pollution and health risks in the Tirusulam area; yet they are also a source of livelihood for residents who often hold their peace for that reason.
Unchecked industrial pollution and unplanned construction are creating hazardous levels of dust pollution in the city, but authorities are yet to formulate guidelines for compliance with central rules on construction and demolition waste management.