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Salem Corpn. introduces new registration system

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The Hindu          05.01.2018  

Salem Corpn. introduces new registration system

The Salem Corporation has introduced the new civil registration system for the online provision of birth and death certificates to the residents of the city limits.

A press release of the Corporation Commissioner R. Sadheesh issued here on Thursday said that the Sate government has introduced this new system across the State.

Under this system, the government has made the Reproductive Child Health RCH - ID mandatory for getting the birth and death certificates.

For getting the RCH ID, all the pregnant women should approach the urban primary health centres functioning in their areas.

They should provide a copy of the aadhaar card to the authorities, the release added.

Pregnant women, who were consulting private doctors, too, should get the RCH ID number from the nearby urban PHC.

The Corporation Commissioner called upon all the pregnant women to register for the RCH ID with immediate effect.


Municipal solid waste continues to pollute River Cauvery

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The Hindu        03.01.2018  

Municipal solid waste continues to pollute River Cauvery

Municipal solid waste dumped along the River Cauvery at Vairapalayam in Erode on Monday.M. GOVARTHANM_GOVARTHAN  

Dumped waste will be processed and converted into fertilizer: Corporation

With the Corporation continuing to dump the municipal solid waste at its yard in Vairapalayam which is located along the River Cauvery, leachates draining from the waste pollute the river as residents wanted processing plants to be established at the earliest.

Waste collected from all the 60 wards in the city is dumped in Vairapalayam and at Vendipalayam. Over two lakh tonnes of waste was dumped in the 20-acre yard at Vairapalayam that is located along the river. The yard is used for over 20 years and the mounting garbage had risen to a height of over 16 feet.

Setting off fire to the garbage by miscreants had irked the residents who complain of pollution. People resorted to road blockage and prevented entry of vehicles that carry garbage to the yard. After talks, residents allowed the dumping of garbage collected from a few wards.

Leachates from the waste directly enter the river that is already polluted due to mixing of untreated industrial waste and flow of drainage. Despite many organisations that fight for environmental protection raise concern, the dumping continues.

Members of Neerodai had earlier urged the district administration and the corporation to stop dumping the waste and also wanted it to be removed from the area. They said that leachates which are hazardous to public health enter the water and contaminate it further.

Corporation officials said that work is on to establish a processing plant to treat the municipal solid waste. They added that waste collected from the residents and commercial establishments will be processed and converted into fertilizer.


Work to supply more water to Kurichi, Kuniamuthur to start soon

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The Hindu         03.01.2018  

Work to supply more water to Kurichi, Kuniamuthur to start soon

The Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage (TWAD) Board will soon begin work to supply more water to Kurichi and Kuniamuthur. Sources in the TWAD Board said with the State Government issuing a government order to start work, the Board would start the work soon.

The aim of the Rs. 395.41 crore work was to supply additional water to Kurichi and Kuniamuthur - the two municipalities that merged with the Corporation in 2010 - and also to six other areas - Thudiyalur, Vellakinaru, Vilankurichi, Chinnavedampatti, Saravanampatti and Kalapatti.

Once implemented, the residents of the aforementioned areas would get as much water as those in the old city (60 wards) - 135 litres per capita a day (lpcd). At present they get anywhere between 40 and 70 lpcd and that too only once in eight to 10 days.

The sources said that the TWAD Board had designed the project in such a way that it would cater to the needs of the residents till 2048. The population then would be 5.31 lakh and water supply 81 million litres a day.

The Board would tap Siruvani water for the purpose - 35 million litres a day - at Kovaipudur Pirivu on Perur Road from the main line that supplied water to the Gandhi Park reservoir. To make good the diversion, the Board would supply an equal quantity of Pilloor water to the city.

Water tanks

The Board would construct two huge water tanks of 15 lakh litre capacity (master balancing reservoirs) - one in Press Enclave to take of Kuniamuthur’s needs and another in Pillaiyarpuram to take care of Kurichi’s needs.

It would also construct 18 over head tanks of smaller quantity to manage distribution to various areas. Along with the 26 over head tanks in the maintenance of the Coimbatore Corporation, the total tanks available for equitable distribution would go up to 44 in the two localities.

To the households, the Board would also lay pipelines with the longer diameter to supply adequate water, the Board sources said and pointed out that the minimum width of the pipelines would be 110 mm. At present, the maximum width of the pipelines stood at 90 mm.

The move would benefit 48,462 households and 2,146 non-domestic water connection owners in the two localities.


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