Failure to segregate wastes will invite action: Commissioner

On Tuesday, the Coimbatore Corporation officials led by Commissioner G. Latha will hold a meeting with Councillors Venthamarai Balu (Ward 44), S.J. Ashok Kumar (Ward 51), M. Malarvizhi (Ward 67), and S.K. Nijaam (Ward 98) to discuss ways to implement the zero waste management project.

Mayor again takes up the matter with Corporation Commissioner

Mayor S.M. Velusamy has asked the Coimbatore Corporation Commissioner G. Latha to investigate the way the civic body has implemented the Rs. 98-crore solid waste management (SWM) scheme.

For a decade, the Tamil Nadu Groundwater (Development and Management) Act, 2003, which was to usher in a regime of controlling, regulating and administering the precious natural resource, remained

The Coimbatore Corporation has chosen a Bangalore-based firm to generate 500 MW power from the waste accumulated in the Corporation areas under a public-private partnership project.

Of the 800 tonnes waste the civic body manages everyday, around five per cent is plastics

With a renewed vigour the Coimbatore Corporation will soon launch a drive against the use of plastic bags less than 40-micron thickness. The Corporation will table a subject in this regard before the Council on Thursday for approval.

Green Tribunal moved

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Youth Wing Secretary V. Easwaran has moved the National Green Tribunal, Southern Zone, in Chennai seeking orders to shift the Coimbatore Corporation’s dump yard out of Vellalore.

Of the 800 tonnes waste the civic body manages everyday, around five per cent is plastics.

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Youth Wing Secretary V.

In a couple of months from now, the food served at the Amma canteen at Saravanampatty will be environment friendly in that the food will be cooked using bio-fuel.

In its effort to find a solution to the problem of waste accumulating at the Vellalore dump yard, the Coimbatore Corporation has planned to establish a waste-to-energy plant.

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