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Sanitation milestone for municipality

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The Hindu       21.09.2017  

Sanitation milestone for municipality

The Sembakkam Municipality has declared its 15 wards as “open defecation free” following a survey some time ago, said Municipal Commissioner K. Rajendran.

He said the Municipality has made a public announcement in this regard. If there is any dispute over the claim or suggestions to improve hygiene, residents can write to the authorities and the necessary steps would be taken to rectify the issue, he said.

Social activists said that many of the wards that have been declared open defecation-free are urban in nature. Certain others that form part of the lake bed, such as wards 4, 5, 8, 9 and 10, have been made ODF areas by enforcing discipline among residents.

 

 

Warning against dumping garbage in storm water drain

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The Hindu       04.08.2017  

Warning against dumping garbage in storm water drain

After repeated complaints from residents of Anuppanadi in ward 57, Corporation Commissioner S. Aneesh Sekhar visited the area on Tuesday to address their grievances.

He visited Anuppanadi Main Road and Ambedkar Street and checked if there was regular drinking water supply as pipelines had been replaced recently.

He ordered immediate removal of cow sheds from the main road. Notices would be sent to houses which dumped garbage in storm water drains, Aneesh Sekhar said.

All houses should have underground drainage connection.

The Commissioner also conducted a special grievance redressal meeting in Ellis Nagar in which he instructed officials to address issues such as water shortage, underground drainage problems, property tax anomalies and building approval.

 

Corporation undertakes awareness drive on dengue at schools

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The Times of India      20.07.2017 

Corporation undertakes awareness drive on dengue at schools

| Jul 19, 2017, 11:41 PM IST
CHENNAI: With chances of mosquito breeding increasing following sporadic rains, Greater Chennai Corporation has launched an awareness drive on dengue at its schools.

On Wednesday, corporation commissioner D Karthikeyan took part in a drive at a school in T Nagar in which more than 1,500 students participated. Corporation health officials will cover 200 schools and teach students ways to prevent spread of dengue.

To fuel the drive, the civic body has appointed 1,585 student ambassadors who will advise classmates and families against discarding of open containers and boxes that collect water and let mosquitoes breed. The students have been taught to caution people against taking medicines without consulting doctors in case of fever.

From January, Chennai has seen around 100 cases of dengue. Health officials anticipate this could rise with sporadic rains in the city.
 
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