A steady stream of untreated sewage from Ambattur Industrial Estate enters the river at Golden George Nagar.
Shifted to Perumbakkam about 30 kms away from their earlier residence, many in the new locality find very fewer opportunities to earn their bread.
K Mugunthan turned to the village children and started teaching them how to protect the environment.
As street lights along the bridge do not function, motorists fear falling into the Cooum River below, especially during monsoons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Crores being wasted, but dumping of garbage continuing unabated due to public apathy and lack of coordination among departments, say greens
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.
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.
The Langs garden park was constructed after evicting and relocating close to 500 families who had lived on the banks of the river.
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.
In Anaikattucheri, through which the river once flowed, sand mining has taken huge toll.
Officials said that the shops were spared as they moved court when the eviction drive along Cooum began.