Water bottles, cups and polythene bags dumped everywhere

The City Municipal Corporation is all set to generate 4,500 watt of electricity per day from biodegradable municipal solid waste obtained from hotels and markets in the city.

Work will be done by a private company for a year

The City Municipal Corporation has decided to hire a private company to carry out solid waste management in 21 wards for a period of one year.

It affects smooth movement of traffic too

Heaps of garbage piled up on Meyyanur Road, in front of New Bus Stand, for the last 20 days raises questions about the Salem City’s Municipal Corporation’s claims about maintaining sanitation properly. The garbage, mostly stale non-vegetarian food, waste from eateries, rotten fruits, and plastic waste is dumped along by roadside eateries, thus turning it to a dump yard and a place for dogs to feed on.

For the first time in the State, under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS), work is on to interlink 49 lakes in the district to reduce persistent water shortage and remove the imbalance in water availability.

Traditional water bodies in 16 village panchayats in the district have different sources of water including from hills, rivers and streams that are spread across a wide area and cater only to requirements of a particular area. Hence, the district administration decided to divert water from surplus areas to water scarce zones through interlink water channels.

Rag pickers often set fire to the accumulated garbage

Smoke and stink from the Corporation's dump yard in Erumapalayam in the city continues to be a major problem for the residents around the area. Residents complain of health issues like eye dryness and lung problems and say that the smoke is so intense that that are not able to breathe properly

A severe blow to the people, says MDMK
COIMBATORE: The common man is feeling the pinch of the recent petrol price hike. The oil marketing companies hiked the price of petrol by Rs. 5 from Saturday midnight.

This is the ninth hike since June 2010, after the Union Government had allowed the companies to revise the price in keeping with the fluctuations in the international market.