An electricity board worker suffering a shock on Monday at Chitlapakkam is the latest incident.
This is the fifth incident of electrocution in Chennai out of which two were Tangedco employees who died while repairing default wires and before that a 14-year-old died after stepping on a live wire.
Amidst public outrage, the minister shifts the blame to Chennai corporation in one case and to an accident by a truck in another.
With not enough water from the Madambakkam-Chitlapakkam pipeline project, residents of Chitlapakkam said they were counting on the revival of the lake to avert a drinking water crisis next year.
Under Miyawaki method, the top-soil of a selected region is recovered to a depth of 20 to 30 cm by mixing soil and organic compost.
In the 80s, Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki introduced the Miyawaki method of reforestation to restore indigenous ecosystems.
Chitlapakkam residents landlocked as rainwater fills trenches dug nine months back. Pending drain work by PWD & Chitlapakkam panchayat makes commute impossible
Even as residents are dedicating their free time to clean Chitlapakkam lake, miscreants on the other hand broke the bund to allow sewage to flow into the water body last week.
D R Shivakumar, secretary of the association, said a map had been drawn up to pinpoint the places where the RWH systems could be set up.
Chitlapakkam was one of the worst affected areas during summer and residents had to pay huge sums to purchase drinking water.
The residents will soon approach the district collector and other authorities concerned for obtaining permission.
The event was not just about the environment but also had social messages for everybody through symbolism.
The panchayat currently supplies around nine lakh litres, grossly inadequate for a population of around 60,000 at Chitlapakkam.
With groundwater levels hitting rock bottom, locals feel only desilting will get them water
According to residents of Madambakkam, water tankers extracted water from the sump constructed for the Chitlapakkam Water Scheme from April 15 to April 17.