Chennai is the only metro left out of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) that lays down a framework to tackle air pollution in 102 cities have not met the clean air standards stipulated. Why is the city excluded, and what does it stand to lose as a result?
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.
Can a motley group of school students aged 8 to 13 suggest and devise solutions to problems such as air pollution, waste management and water scarcity? Yes, they can and the Sarvalokaa Hackathon in the city gave them a platform to showcase their innovative solutions.
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.
Chennai has seen a steep rise in the incidence of alcoholism and drug abuse in recent times, leading to a mushrooming of rehabilitation or de-addiction centres in the city. But when does one seek help? And how do you know which one to go to? A quick guide.
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.
A recent study looking at food samples from Chennai were found to contain bacteria resistant to an ‘antibiotic of last resort’. But how does such bacteria enter our food? Here are a few things you should know.
A survey by IRCDUC on homeless children has revealed that only 54% access services by the anganwadi centres in the city. Many suffer habitually from fever, cough, wheezing and diarrhoea as a result of their rough living conditions.