Chennai floods

Rs 250 crore in first phase to fight Chennai floods

A senior official told TNIE that the Water Resources Department (WRD) had submitted a proposal for Rs 1,297.49 crore to carry out flood mitigation work.

published on : 22nd April 2022

Rs 182 crore scheme to make South Chennai flood-proof

Area has 32 tanks but no proper channels to connect them, mitigate floods, says official

published on : 30th March 2022

Expert panel in place for flood mitigation in Chennai: Tamil Nadu government to HC

She said that an expert committee, with representatives from various departments including PWD, Water Resources, CMDA and Corporation, was formed last year.

published on : 20th January 2022

Chennai Corp gets Rs 213 crore more to fix roads damaged in rains

Following the withdrawal of the Northeast monsoon, the Chennai Corporation has formed teams that includes deputy commissioners to monitor road repair works.

published on : 8th January 2022

Rs 1,000 crore allocated for flood mitigation work in Chennai

The panel has recently submitted its interim report and a detailed report is likely to be submitted in three months.

published on : 8th January 2022

Government offices, educational institutes to be closed in Chennai and nearby districts due to rains

The Chief Minister on Thursday night inspected areas that were affected by flash rains in Chennai and expedited the relief works as well as works on evacuating the stagnated rainwater in a few places.

published on : 31st December 2021

Can Chennai grow without harming itself?

Activists from the city convene with Dunu Roy of Hazard Centre to discuss its development oriented future and how well that offers a space for flood mitigation — if at all

published on : 7th December 2021

Forest officials to keep vigil after crocodile scare in Guduvanchery near Chennai

Chief Wildlife Warden Shekhar Kumar Niraj has asked the public in the area to keep vigil and report any direct sighting to Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Vandalur.

published on : 29th November 2021

Southern suburbs in Chennai soak in sewage amid rains

Residents of the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board tenements in Semmancheri were worried about the sewage-mixed rainwater leading to mosquito menace and spread of diseases.

published on : 29th November 2021

New bid to fight floods in T Nagar

Officials working to discharge water into Mambalam canal at three points instead of one

published on : 25th November 2021

Drowning in Chennai: Tamil Nadu’s yearly water crisis

Since 2015, the year of the terrible floods, the city administration has tried to build storm water drains in flood-prone areas. But the Adyar and Cooum are yet to be unclogged.

published on : 20th November 2021

How to save that sinking feeling: Chennai's tryst with seasonal flooding

Climate Action Collective gathers young enthusiasts to deliberate over the causes and cures for Chennai's climate crisis, and lay down an action plan

published on : 15th November 2021

Some areas in Chennai still under water, 600 pumps pressed into service

Corporation records stagnation in around 70 streets, staff inspect stormwater drains

published on : 14th November 2021

Rain sinks southern TN districts, Chennai off radar

In Tirunelveli, Radhapuram was most affected as water level reached the maximum in most of its ponds. Assembly Speaker M Appavu inspected the region.

published on : 14th November 2021

Chennai braveheart rushes to rescue ‘homeless snakes’

With downpours lashing Chennai over the past week, and reptiles coming out of their burrows to the streets, 22-year-old Vedhapriya Ganesan is busy with calls for help.

published on : 14th November 2021
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