Irresponsible port authorities, unprepared disaster management systems and institutional failures have created an environmental crisis on the Chennai coast, the impact of which will be felt over months to come.
Close to a month since tropical cyclone Vardah threw Chennai off its rails, the city administration still appears to be grappling with the management of the mammoth quantities of waste that it generated.
A citizen journalist reports on their long-standing struggle to stop environmental damage and health hazards due to indiscriminate dumping and burning of mixed waste in Padur on Old Mahabalipuram Road.
Krishnamurthy, who has founded the Environment Foundation of India, is a shining example of the positive change that one passionate and committed individual can bring about. Meenakshi Ramesh meets the inspiring young man.
Her enthusiasm for meeting people is equalled only by her indignation at the pathetic state of the infrastructure all over the city – the roads that get relaid without being milled, the storm water drains
For over 10 weeks now, Friday after Friday, volunteers from CTC and other organisations, have been tirelessly cleaning up the Adyar river, inside the Theosophical Society grounds. While it is distressing to see the amount