Teaming up with the Young Indians of Confederation of Indian Industry, Erode Zone, the Olirum Erodu Foundation (OEF), an organisation working for transforming the face of the city, has collected 6,

While TRADE and industry organisations are eager to provide their suggestions on Erode’s REQUIREMENTS for transforming into a Smart City, there is no clarity on the process involved.

In 2009, the Erode Municipal Corporation had set up an organic manure manufacturing facility.

Following a fire that erupted at the Vendipalayam yard

A solar panel put up with the money sanctioned from constituency development fund of DMDK MLA V.C. Chandrakumar was commissioned on the premises of Government Headquarters Hospital recently.

Effluent discharged into River Cauvery by dyeing units in Pallipalayam is polluting the water released from Mettur Dam to meet drinking water needs in Erode city.

There is no doubt that Cauvery water contaminated by the effluent would cause skin problems and other serious ailments, acknowledge Pollution Control Board officials.

Shredding machines installed in each of the four zones

The Erode City Corporation has scaled-up usage of waste plastic materials for relaying of roads, as a way of addressing the challenge of solid waste management.

The amount will be spent to sink 59 borewellsin different parts of the town

The Erode Corporation has received a sum of Rs. 1.70 crore from the State government to improve the water supply provisions and ensure adequate supply to the residents in the town.

To be implemented on a public-private partnership mode

The Erode Corporation will soon replace conventional fluorescent lamps with energy-efficient LED lamps for street lighting in the district. According to sources, the process of selecting the contractor is nearing completion. The civic body has come up with the plan as its electricity expenditure particularly for street lighting continues to grow. It maintains more than 18,500 street lights and pays over Rs.3.5 crore as electricity charges for street lighting to the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation every year. Besides, the civic body spends over Rs. 1.5 crore towards the maintenance of the street lights.

People say the units are polluting Cauvery and Bhavani rivers

Residents of Suriyampalayam have appealed to the district administration to shut down all the polluting textile processing and tannery units in Erode town and its surroundings. A number of textile processing and tannery units in the district were dumping huge amount of untreated, toxic effluents in the waterways, Cauvery and Bhavani rivers and vacant lands causing irreversible damage to the environment.

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