A hundred odd families, primarily from Jharkhand, employed as masons or workers in the city, live in Kanathur off East Coast Road. How are they coping in the face of the lockdown, when most government schemes are also out of bounds for them?
Every domestic worker in our state is entitled to certain benefits under a handful of government schemes. Unfortunately, neither the workers nor their employers are aware of these. Here is an explainer.
Dayanidhi Maran won from the Central Chennai constituency for the third time. The former cabinet minister defeated rivals from PMK and MNM, assuring voters of bringing in new jobs and solving the water crisis.
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.
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?