Cooum

Untreated sewage still being released into Cooum river in Chennai

A steady stream of untreated sewage from Ambattur Industrial Estate enters the river at Golden George Nagar.

published on : 9th October 2019

Chennai's relocated urban poor face livelihood crisis in faraway lands 

Shifted to Perumbakkam about 30 kms away from their earlier residence, many in the new locality find very fewer opportunities to earn their bread.

published on : 1st October 2019

This IT professional is trying to inspire children to help him clean the Cooum

K Mugunthan turned to the village children and started teaching them how to protect the environment.

published on : 16th September 2019

Bridge without railing in Chennai's Thiruverkadu poses risk to motorists

As street lights along the bridge do not function, motorists fear falling into the Cooum River below, especially during monsoons.  

published on : 9th September 2019

TN govt sanctions Rs 7.5 crore to clear major canals, waterways in Chennai 

With only two months left for the North East monsoon to set in, the Tamil Nadu government has sanctioned Rs 7.5 crore to clear major canals and waterways in Chennai to avert floods.

published on : 8th September 2019

Chennai: Untreated sewage let into Cooum in broad-daylight?  

A huge pipe on the river bank has been discharging sewage with white foam and acrid smell into the Cooum River for last two months.  

published on : 10th August 2019

Avadi residents may soon have a new bridge across Cooum  

The construction of a new bridge at Kamaraj Nagar at Avadi has begun after four years as a pending legal case has come to an end.

published on : 7th August 2019

Encroached water bodies, faulty planning stops Chennai from reaping benefits of recent rains

The Indian Meteorological Department data recorded 221 mm rainfall between June 1 and June 24 in Chennai but many localities in the city drowned even with light showers in July.

published on : 5th August 2019

River clean-up projects yet to take off: Activists

Crores being wasted, but dumping of garbage continuing unabated due to public apathy and lack of coordination among departments, say greens

published on : 22nd July 2019

No lifeline for Cooum boating jetties in restoration plan

It is reliably learnt that no funds have been allocated for the preservation or restoration of these jetties, at least in the ongoing phase of the restoration project.

published on : 22nd May 2019

Locals worried as pollution of Cooum goes unchecked

Adjoining Thiruverkadu, near Velappanchavadi around 100 private sewage lorries have been disposing of untreated sewage into the stormwater drains every day for nearly a decade now.

published on : 10th May 2019

For Cooum: Langs garden park built, removed

The Langs garden park was constructed after evicting and relocating close to 500 families who had lived on the banks of the river.

published on : 9th May 2019

Repair of crucial Korattur check-dam put on backburner for almost a year

Though the city’s four reservoirs will go bereft of water by this month end, this is the apt time for the State government to improve the conditions of such tanks for future rains.

published on : 8th May 2019

Clean Cooum dying slowly

In Anaikattucheri, through which the river once flowed, sand mining has taken huge toll.

published on : 29th April 2019

Five months on, seven shops still stand at Greams Road in Chennai

Officials said that the shops were spared as they moved court when the eviction drive along Cooum began.

published on : 13th April 2019
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