CHENNAI: The drinking water supplied in several areas of Meenambakkam by the local Town Panchayat is discoloured and muddy. This has left the residents shocked, besides leaving them with too little water for everyday use.

CHENNAI: The residents of Avadi Municipality will soon be receiving drinking water to quench their thirst and a sewerage network to dispose off the waste water by November 2011, according to Metro Water Managing Director Dr K Gopal.  The water supply and underground sewerage scheme worth `261.89 crore which includes building eight overhead tanks, seven underground tanks, distribution of mainline for a length of 328 km and a pumping main for a length of 19 km will benefit 3.4 lakh people, said Gopal on Thursday.

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Ms J. Jayalalithaa, announced a mass cleaning programme in Chennai and its suburbs.

Industrial units are set to get some relief from power cut with the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board to supply power to high tension consumers with power from wind energy generators at night.

CHENNAI: Expediting her efforts to see a litter-free State capital very soon, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday set a three-month deadline for cleaning up the entire Chennai and its suburban areas.

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday said her government would ensure drinking water for all the localities in the State after making a survey of the requirement.

NHAI is using the fabric in several projects for the last seven years

Dark-coloured, netted fabrics draped on concrete panels are all over the vertical structures coming up on the 42.6 km stretch from Chengapalli to Neelambur. Coimbatore is not only seeing the much-needed widening (six-lane) of NH 47 from Chengapalli to Neelambur but also modern materials used in the construction. “Geo synthetic reinforcement fabrics” are used to reinforce the earth walls in this project.

The power authorities are actively contemplating the installation of a dedicated 400 KV power line exclusively for the transmission of electricity generated from wind mills, said A. Nachadalingam, Chief Engineer (Distribution) of Madurai Region, Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO).

The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) will give green signal to adoption of any specific technology for ensuring zero liquid discharge (ZLD) in dyeing effluent treatment process only after evaluating merits and demerits of ZLD procedures developed by various firms, according to TNPCB chairman C.V.Sankar.

Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan has welcomed the Tamil Nadu government's initiative to combat the plastic menace. (The State Government has banned use of plastic bags below 60 microns).