Chitlapakkam

Yet another electrocution case in Chennai leave residents panicked  

An electricity board worker suffering a shock on Monday at Chitlapakkam is the latest incident.

published on : 2nd October 2019

Cow in Chennai dies after a live wire falls on it; Tangedco blamed for negligence

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.

published on : 25th September 2019

We are not responsible, says TN electricity minister after 2 electrocution deaths

Amidst public outrage, the minister shifts the blame to Chennai corporation in one case and to an accident by a truck in another.

published on : 19th September 2019

Claiming delay in lake renovation, Chennai's Chitlapakkam residents plan to take to the streets

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.

published on : 12th September 2019

To save water, Chitlapakkam residents in Chennai adopt Japanese afforestation technique

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.

published on : 12th August 2019

To beat water crisis, Chennaites create ‘Mini Forest’ the Japanese way

In the 80s, Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki introduced the Miyawaki method of reforestation to restore indigenous ecosystems. 

published on : 11th August 2019

Drain pain! Stuck in their messy street

Chitlapakkam residents landlocked as rainwater fills trenches dug nine months back. Pending drain work by PWD & Chitlapakkam panchayat makes commute impossible

published on : 27th July 2019

Lake revival hit as miscreants break bund to let in sewage

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. 

published on : 22nd July 2019

‘Rainwater harvesting on roads’ launched by locals

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.

published on : 15th July 2019

Chennai college students step in to clear Chitlapakkam lake

Chitlapakkam was one of the worst affected areas during summer and residents had to pay huge sums to purchase drinking water.

published on : 15th July 2019

Water crisis: Chennaiites start cleaning lakes, say 'not waiting for government help'

The residents will soon approach the district collector and other authorities concerned for obtaining permission. 

published on : 4th July 2019

NGO ‘rises’ to challenge, set to give new lease of life to Chitlapakkam lake

The event was not just about the environment but also had social messages for everybody through symbolism.

published on : 3rd June 2019

Delay in launch of pipeline project leaves Chitlapakkam thirsty

The panchayat currently supplies around nine lakh litres, grossly inadequate for a population of around 60,000 at Chitlapakkam.

published on : 30th May 2019

Chitlapakkam lake revamp: PWD turns blind eye

With groundwater levels hitting rock bottom, locals feel only desilting will get them water

published on : 23rd May 2019

Chitlapakkam, Madambakkam panchayats wage water war

According to residents of Madambakkam, water tankers extracted water from the sump constructed for the Chitlapakkam Water Scheme from April 15 to April 17.

published on : 24th April 2019
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