Fire breaks out at chemical factory in Mailam

About 22 workers were working in the unit at around 12 pm, when a fire began at the packaging plant where about 100 barrels of thinner were stored, police said.

published on : 24th April 2021

1 in 2 Perumbakkam families can’t use ration card in their area: Study

A rapid assessment says that close to one in two families (48%) living in Perumbakkam do not have ration cards linked to fair-price shops in the area. 

published on : 17th March 2021

Where do we cast our vote, Perumbakkam residents ask

These people, forming the bedrock of the working-class population, who once belonged to constituencies within the city are now confused about where to cast their votes.

published on : 9th March 2021

Perumbakkam TNSCB residents spend Rs 85,000, set up CCTV cameras

This was done because there have been several security issues at Perumbakkam ever since they were relocated there, said Thyagarajan, a resident.

published on : 28th February 2021

Perumbakkam residents urge TNSCB to lock unoccupied houses

​Residents of M Block claimed that at least 10 houses are unoccupied and they spotted youth using these houses in the night.

published on : 8th February 2021

Nearly half of relocated people lost jobs in Perumbakkam, women affected the most: Survey

Among the 243 from women-headed families, 106 — which is a whopping 44 per cent — lost their jobs.

published on : 4th February 2021

Can’t fetch water as motors missing: Perumbakkam Housing Board residents

The residents said that only common motors are installed for every three blocks, and they do not have individual motors to pump out water.

published on : 3rd February 2021

Residents of Perumbakkam Slum Board Tenements cheated with false promises

Many residents claim despite completing all formalities with the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB), they are still not receiving pension.

published on : 1st February 2021

Bad infrastructure raises a stink in Perumbakkam

Besides this, the residents claim there is sewage contamination in drinking water sumps.

published on : 26th January 2021

Sewage stagnation raises dengue fears of tenements at Chennai's Perumbakkam

Visuals shared with The New Indian Express showed water mixed with sewage stagnating in large quantity just outside the tenements.

published on : 25th January 2021

Women resettled in Perumbakkam say they're now less safe during natural calamities: Study

The aspects that saw a positive change after resettlement were improvement to their well being due to access to toilets (66.6% increase) followed by access to electricity and water supply

published on : 7th January 2021

PM Modi lays foundation for 1,152 tenements for poor families in Chennai's Perumbakkam

The PM laid the foundation through video conference in the presence of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam

published on : 1st January 2021

Water woes spark fights in Perumbakkam slums

An official in the Slum Clearance Board confirmed to Express that there is a shortage of water.

published on : 1st January 2021

Chennai slum dwellers stand neck-deep inside sewage-laden Cooum for hours protesting eviction

Residents of Sathyavani Muthu Nagar stood in the sewage, protesting that they did not want to be shifted to Perumbakkam, an area with myriad social and civic problems, about 30 km from the city

published on : 9th December 2020

Perumbakkam residents forced to install buckets beneath roof as water leaks into elevator

The Perumbakkam area, where several thousands of families were relocated, has been facing severe inundation over the past week with knee-deep water

published on : 4th December 2020
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