Salem: As the city gears up to celebrate Pongal, the Salem Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Thursday unveiled the plans to set up as many as 25 collection points in each of its four zones where resid

Salem: Young Indians (Yi), an initiative of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), organised an awareness programme on health hazards caused by excessive honking here on Tuesday.

Alleging irregularities in the implementation of Phase I of Mettur — Salem Dedicated Water Scheme, members of Tamil Nadu People Rights Movement demanded a white paper on the issue and staged a sit-

The City Municipal Corporation has charted out plans to ensure that 100 per cent rainwater harvesting systems are in place in all households and government buildings by August.

Salem city will get an additional 80 million litres every day

The trial run began here with water pumped and transmitted through the pipeline for about 7 k.m. of the Rs. 320 crore Mettur—Salem Dedicated Water Supply Scheme and is expected to be completed in two days. Once it is successfully completed, the city would get an additional 80 million litres of water everyday.

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.

Kumaragiri Lake was once a major drinking water source for Salem

Upset over the continuance of pollution of Kumaragiri Lake at Ammapet in Salem city by a few polluting dyeing units of that locality, Salem Citizens Forum (SCF) has planned to organise demonstrations to condemn the alleged inaction of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) from Monday, November 4.

It is not just nitrogen oxides and particulate matter that causes pollution in the city. A new study claims to have found high levels of toxic benzene in Hyderabad’s air.

It says that the city now faces the challenge of a multi-pollutant crisis. And not just Hyderabad, but tier-II cities in the state such as Guntur and Vijayawada too are experiencing high levels of pollution.

This comes after the civic body terminatedthe agreement with a private firm.

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