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Waste segregation scheme launched in Komarapalayam Municipality

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The Hindu        17.07.2017  

Waste segregation scheme launched in Komarapalayam Municipality

Electricity Minister P.Thangamani (left) handing over the containers to the residents of Komarapalayam municipality in Namakkal on Saturday.THE HINDUDIPR;DIPR  

Minister Thangamani donates Rs. 5 lakh to procure 47,832 green and blue plastic containers

The Komarapalayam Municipality has introduced source segregation of biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste under its solid waste management programme.

Electricity Minister P. Thangamani donated a sum of Rs. 5 lakh to the Municipality for procuring 47,832 green and blue plastic containers to be distributed to the 23,916 households in 33 wards of Komarapalayam municipality.

Speaking during the launch of the scheme here on Saturday, Mr. Thangamani explained the steps taken for the creation of infrastructure in the municipal limits.

He said that underground drainage works and drinking water scheme works were progressing fast in the municipal limits. Once these works get completed, all the roads in the town will be re-laid, he said.

The municipality has accorded priority for supplying drinking water in all the wards. Steps have also been initiated to ensure that all the eligible people were covered under the different welfare schemes of the government. The present regime was evincing keen interest in implementing all the welfare and development schemes launched by former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, the Minister said.

M. Asia Mariam, District Collector, presided over the function. R. Maheswari, Municipal Commissioner, and others spoke.

Inaugurated

Earlier, the Minister inaugurated the projects to construct a couple of anganwadis at Avarankadu in Pallipalayam municipality at an outlay of Rs. 15.46 lakh and two cycle sheds at Government Boys Higher Secondary School in Komarapalayam town at an outlay of Rs. 10 lakh from his MLA Local Area Development Fund.

 

As deadline nears, officials yet to remove encroachments

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The Hindu        16.07.2017  

As deadline nears, officials yet to remove encroachments

The encroachments in Jeeva Nagar, Kavundampalayam, that the authorities are yet to remove.S. SIVA SARAVANANS_ SIVA SARAVANAN  

HC had asked authorities to evict occupants of 121 houses in Jeeva Nagar

The Madras High Court had on January 19 this year asked the Coimbatore district administration, Coimbatore Corporation and the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board to remove within six months the encroachments in Jeeva Nagar, Kavundampalayam.

The deadline given by the then Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M. Sundar would expire by July 19, three days away. But the officials seemed to have done very little in this regard.

The court had delivered its judgement in writ petitions filed by the K.K. Pudur Residents Welfare Association and the Nagammal Street Residents Welfare Association that had sought a direction to the authorities to evict the occupants of the 121 houses in Jeeva Nagar, who by building houses had reduced from 70 feet to 15 feet the width of the one-km-long road that connects Mettupalayam Road with Thadagam Road.

It said that though there was no dispute among the parties to the case that the residents had indeed encroached upon the road space, it would not accept the arguments of the district administration, Coimbatore Corporation and the Board that the people had moved into the area a few years before the petitioner-association members had built houses.

The court also found fault with the district administration’s approach to the issue and dismissed the argument that the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board had notified the area for slum development and had spent a few lakh rupees.

But now with the deadline a few days away, the petitioner associations complained that none of the authorities, cited as respondents, had complied with the order.

They would move the court for contempt, said K.K.M. Shelvaraju, president of the K.K. Pudur association.

List sent for approval

Sources said that the Coimbatore Corporation had completed capturing the biometric details of the occupants to be evicted and shared the details with the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board for action.

The Board officials confirmed the receipt of the Corporation’s list and said that they had sent it to their head office for approval.

Once the head office granted the approval, the Board along with the civic body and district administration would relocate the people to its tenements in Keeranatham and thereafter demolish their houses in Jeeva Nagar.

 

Chennai corporation school students visit Germany

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The Times of India      13.07.2017

Chennai corporation school students visit Germany

Seven corporation school students called on municipal administration minister S P Velumani and health minister C Vijayabaskar at the state secretariat.Seven corporation school students called on municipal administration minister S P Velumani and health minister... Read More
CHENNAI: The Greater Chennai Corporation organised an overseas excursion trip for seven students studying in its schools.

The students -- M Parthiban (10), K Nishanth (9), K Ilakkiya (9), A Pushparaj (8), S Haripriya (10), V Priyanka (9) and S Sivagami (9) -- visited Germany for a seven-day trip between July 3 and 10.

On Thursday, the students called on municipal administration minister S P Velumani and health minister C Vijayabaskar at the state secretariat.

The German tour was sponsored in part under the Wings to Fly initiative of the Rotary Club of Madras East and the Goethe Institut in Nungambakkam.

This is the second time the local body has organised an overseas trip for the benefit of its students. Last year, a batch of seven students visited Malaysia.

"The students who went on the trip were the shortlisted finalists in an oratorical competition conducted by the Rotary Club and the Goethe Institut," said an official.

The topic for the competition was "Let's embrace our rivers" which was to be presented in the format of story-telling.

During the tour, the students visited the Berlin and Hamburg cities.

The cleanup project on the Elbe river, which runs through Hamburg, was what the students found most interesting as they said that similar technique could be used to clean the Cooum and the Adyar rivers in Chennai.

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Besides sightseeing, the students also visited the spot where the Berlin wall stood. According to education department officials, the students were intrigued by the cold war history and a split German nation, before the wall came down.

Senior officials said overseas trips were invaluable learning experiences for corporation school students. "Such experiences set them up well for their future," said an official.
 


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