A remote EB office, tardy redress of complaints, dangerous placement of junction boxes — these are just some of the issues that Adyar residents have been fighting, especially after the office was moved to Thiruvanmiyur.
Lack of coordination between government departments is at the root of many civic problems, most notably the condition of roads. An angry citizen calls for action by the people to get such issues solved.
If you live in Mylapore, you must have passed C R Balaji on his bike at least once, clicking pictures to highlight civic problems in the area. Bhavani Prabhakar speaks to the man, an inspiration for every Chennaiite.
Effective harvesting of rain water can significantly reduce dependence on tankers and prevent floods, but only 2% of households having RWH infrastructure are doing it as instructed by the state guidelines.
Senior citizen members of the Besant Nagar Government Officials Cooperative Housing Society reclaimed the Society’s empty, misused plots to create a public park, setting an example in community action.
Meeting on October 8th, planned by NGO Arappor Iyakkam and co-organized by citizens and other organizations, aims to launch a massive campaign by bringing together all those who wish to raise their voices against corruption in the state.
For five years, the NGO’s weekly grievance redressal camps have been effectively assisting ordinary citizens to address and solve problems pertaining to a range of issues, from property disputes to police inaction.