The move will help inculcate awareness among the public, Corporation officials feel

For the first time, the Chennai Corporation is venturing to install roof top solar panels of different wattage atop school and hospital buildings. It has called for tenders for installing one five-kilo-watt and five one-kilo-watt power producing panels. This move will allow the civic body to reduce its electricity bills and be more environment-friendly.

Arrangements made to collect plastics from students too

New system for conservancy inspectors and assistant executive engineers launched

1.43 lakh units for economically weaker sections: R.Vaithilingam

The State will get an additional 1.85 lakh housing units in the next five years at a cost of Rs.17,230 crore. Of these, 1.43 lakh units would be for the economically weaker sections, R.Vaithilingam, Minister for Housing and Urban Development said on Monday.

A draft plan listing out the measures required to improve the air quality in the city, including the equipment need, has been prepared by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB).

Residents of Perungudi, Madhavaram and Tiruvottiyur have voiced concern over the use of dumpyards in their localities to dispose of solid waste from many of the new areas of Chennai Corporation too

As the city celebrated Deepavali on Wednesday, few among those merrily bursting fire crackers would have realised that air pollution rose to unusually high levels, noise exceeded permissible limits

In an effort to prevent e-waste being broken down by rudimentary hazardous methods by people in the informal sector, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has asked local bodies, including the Chennai Corporation, to set up e-waste collection centres.

Let out by residents living along banks and even government agencies

Buckingham Canal is the most polluted of the three major waterways in the city with nearly 60 per cent of the estimated 55 million litres of untreated sewage being let into it daily, including by Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board.

The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) will soon take action against wholesalers and retailers stocking and selling plastic bags less than 40 microns thick, said Member Secretary K.Karthikeyan.