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Old April 12th, 2013, 05:38 AM   #401
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Well Said; Unfortunately the existing population is habituated to piss and shit on road sides and railway tracks, only the newer generation has to stop doing this. So the city's cleanliness cannot be changed even in a year unless the SG/CG comes up with strict laws and monitoring mechanism. There is one powerful way of doing this, If the SG / CG introduces a system on cleanliness Dos and dont's, add them to a person's social contribution record people will stop doing this. just like driving rule breaches. The irony is that the LKG / UKG children are taught to be clean however when they grow up they completely forget about this. We assume that a person will follow these principles when he grows up. unfortunately he acts the otherwise.
Thats true that they are habituated that way, but these people when they go to foreign countries try to behave themselves because they know they will get whacked.Then when they return back to India,they talk about how great foreign countries are and how pathetic India is and do the same thing
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Old April 19th, 2013, 12:53 AM   #402
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Residents go separate ways to keep streets free of garbage

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CHENNAI: The corporation's waste segregation initiatives may have failed in the past but now groups of residents across 60 wards are silently turning over a new leaf and segregating waste at source.

The result: About 200 streets look spic and span. Nearly 300 residents of Rajeswari Avenue Apartment at Mugalivakkam segregate the garbage they generate into wet and dry waste. The civic body ran an awareness programme for residents and distributed two bins to each household, one for dry waste and the other for wet. The corporation uses plastic waste to lay roads and plans to generate electricity for street lights from wet waste.

Corporation officials said they plan to introduce source segregation of waste in more wards in a couple of weeks. A senior corporation official said: "We have selected a few wards in each of the 15 zones. We add a few wards to the scheme every week."

So, how did it click in these localities? "To start with, we selected places with relatively more educated residents," said an official. The corporation convinced some residential associations to take up source segregation and, when the results were showing, more associations came forward to join the programme. "A clean street is a good incentive, they realised," the official said.

Residents are happy. J Raman of Rajeswari Avenue Apartment Residents' Association said: "We have plans to generate electricity and manure from the wet waste. We could use electricity for street lights and the manure for trees."

Corporation officials said they had conducted public meetings with residents. "Only if people are involved will this be a success. We are willing to provide assistance if any residents' association comes forward," said an official.

The city generates at least 4,600 tonnes of garbage a day. An ordinary household generates 25% recyclable waste, 60% organic waste and 10% hazardous waste. At least 30% of the garbage is dumped in drains, choking them during the monsoon. Many vacant plots and pavements have become unofficial dump yards. Source segregation will reduce the amount of garbage to be disposed off and the city will look cleaner.

Experts suggested that conservancy workers be taught to distinguish between dry and wet waste. Officials said they are planning to distribute pamphlets across the city.

"It is necessary to enforce segregation at source and reduce the load on the civic body and landfills. Source segregation is a slow process and cannot be done overnight. It will take 18 to 20 months to implement it completely," said Dharmesh Shah of Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives.
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Old April 25th, 2013, 05:57 PM   #404
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State’s first tertiary treatment plant for sewage at Koyambedu soon


Currently, nearly 94 million litres of water a day are treated at the secondary treatment plant in Koyambedu — Photo: S.S. Kumar

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Chennai Metrowater will soon own the first-of-its-kind tertiary treatment plant in the State. The agency is in the process of finalising the design and treatment process of the facility that will reduce the amount of treated sewage let into waterways and also improve supply to industries.

The six-acre facility will be added to the existing sewage treatment plant in Koyambedu to treat the sewage another time to make it fit for industrial use.

The consultant, Engineers India Limited, is collecting data on the process to treat the sewage and also finalising the route to take the treated water from the plant to the industrial belt in Irungattukottai, Sriperumbudur and Oragadam.

Metrowater sources said the plant would reduce biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and chemical oxygen demand in sewage to almost nil, a requisite for it to be used in industries. In the secondary treatment plants in Koyambedu, the BOD is reduced to 20 mg per litre from the nearly 350 mg/l found in the raw sewage.

The consultant is preparing a detailed project report for the plant a capacity to treat 45 million litres of sewage a day. “The design will be such that 60 mld of sewage can be treated in the future,” said an official.

The Koyambedu sewage treatment complex has two units that treat 94 mld. At present, the water agency supplies 37 mld to industrial units in Manali belt. Nearly Rs. 20 crore is generated through this. In order to meet the growing industrial demand, it was decided to recycle the water and provide it to the industries. The treated sewage will be conveyed through a 60 km pipeline to the industrial parks.

The consultant must also come up with project cost estimate and plans for funding pattern. The production cost of the treated water is estimated to be Rs.60 per kilo litre. The detailed project report and preparation of bids are expected to be completed in five months. Work on the tertiary treatment plant may start early next year.

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Old April 26th, 2013, 03:54 PM   #405
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It should read as First Tertiary Treatment Plant at CMWSSB.

Chennai Refineries (MRL) has been taking secondary treated water from Koyambedu through a pipeline and doing tertiary treatment for process water for so many years.
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Old April 30th, 2013, 12:34 AM   #406
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Rs. 100-crore project to be completed by mid-2014; will produce power from solid waste generated in Tambaram and Pallavaram

Preliminary civil works for a waste-to-energy power plant began at Venkatamangalam village on Monday.


The non-incineration facility will produce power from solid waste generated in Tambaram and Pallavaram municipalities.

A bhoomi pooja was performed at the 50-acre site at Venkatamangalam, located around 15 kilometres from Tambaram and coming under Kattankulathur panchayat union, Kancheepuram district.

The project is being executed under a public-private partnership on a design, built, operate and transfer (DBOT) scheme. The Rs. 100-crore plant, which is scheduled to be completed by mid-2014, is expected to generate three megawatts of power every hour.

K.M.R. Nissar Ahmed, Pallavaram municipal chairman, said of the total project cost, Rs. 20 crore would be covered by a grant under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, while the rest was pooled by Essel Infraprojects, the lead partner in the project.

The plant would be designed to handle 300 tonnes of solid waste every day and Essel Pallavapuram and Tambaram Municipal Solid Waste Private Limited — a Special Purpose Vehicle created for the purpose — would also be in charge of operating and maintaining the facility, including landfill sites, for 20 years, Mr. Ahmed told presspersons here.

The chairman said, even after the commissioning of the plant, the two municipalities of Pallavaram and Tambaram would continue to be engaged in primary collection, and the garbage generated in the two towns will be transferred to the plant in Venkatamangalam by the private company. The municipalities would pay Rs. 500 for every tonne of garbage transferred from the towns to the plant site.

On how the plant would operate, municipal officials said the garbage brought to the plant site would be segregated into degradable, recyclable and other inert waste. The wet waste would be dried with blowers to rid them of moisture and once that is done, the weight of the garbage would come down by 50 per cent.

The garbage would then be sieved, shredded and subject to a thermalisation process which would finally result in the creation of a syngas. This syngas would be used to run dynamos and create power supply, which would in turn be used for running the unit, with the surplus being sold, officials added.

The waste generated as a by-product could be either used for creating eco-bricks or dumped in scientific landfills. No part of the process would result in any form of pollution to land, water or air, the officials said.

Parthapratim Ata, general manager, Essel Infraprojects, said they were confident of completing the project on time and start generating power supply by the middle of next year.

Rochem Green Energy Private Limited would be the technical partner for the project.

Project was non-starter for years

More than a decade ago, as dumping of garbage in urban local bodies in the city’s southern suburbs took a toll on water bodies, the State government thought of an integrated facility for making compost from waste generated in Pallavaram, Tambaram and Alandur.

After scouting locations for the project, in 2006, it was decided to create the facility at Venkatamangalam on a 50-acre site.

The site belonged to the department of prisons and after transfer of property a few dozen families living on the site were evicted.

In 2008, the Centre gave its sanction for the project, whose initial estimated cost was Rs. 44 crore. Meanwhile, Alandur municipality (now merged with Chennai Corporation) pulled out of the project in 2007. After construction of a compound wall around the site, there was no progress, barring the construction of a few columns.

Work orders were issued to a Mumbai-based contractor in 2009 and civil works began a year later.

However, work came to an abrupt end and the contractor abandoned the project.

It was not until mid-2012 that it was decided to revive the project under an entirely new design and now, both the contractor and the commissionerate of municipal administration are confident the project will be in place in a year’s time.

Officials pointed out a successful project of a similar design currently in place in Pune and run by a private company whose indigenously-developed technology was patented.

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Old April 30th, 2013, 01:44 AM   #407
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Food waste from houses, hotels may power street lights in Adyar

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CHENNAI: Food waste from houses and hotels in MRC Nagar and Greenways Road may soon start lighting up the streets. The corporation plans to produce biogas from segregated food waste and use it to power street lights in the area. This is one of the few initiatives the civic body has planned to encourage source segregation.

In ward 173 in Adyar zone, people have begun source segregation. The corporation plans to set up a biogas plant to handle the food waste. "We plan to use the electricity produced to power street lights in the area," said a corporation official.

The ward generates around 22 tonnes of garbage every day, of which at least 50% is organic waste, believe experts. "Looking at the generic waste composition in the area, we assume that at least 10 tonnes would be food waste," said Dharmesh Shah of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, which has partnered with the civic body for the initiative.

Transparent Chennai, an NGO, is mapping waste generated in the ward, which includes Greenways Road, MRC Nagar, Kesavaperumalpuram, Srinivasapuram and Bishop Garden. Experts say the ward has a diverse population curve ranging from fishermen to educated residents to high-profile government officials. "We need to know the level of segregation we can achieve and contamination possibilities," said Daniel Chellapa, senior scientist at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. "We will prepare a detailed report and submit it to the corporation, based on which they can decide how to use the segregated waste."

They intend to work with bulk generators in the ward such as Mayor Ramanathan Chettiar Hall, Hotel Leela Palace and Chettinad Vidyasharam school. The plant will need a capacity of three to five tonnes to generate enough electricity to power street lights.

Experts said a biogas plant needs pure food waste. "We need to ensure we have good quality waste. If there is any contamination, the plant will not work," said Chellapa.

The corporation has decided to focus on school children and teach them the benefits of segregation of garbage.

The corporation plans to produce biogas from food waste to power street lights. This is one of the few initiatives the civic body has planned to encourage source segregation.
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Old April 30th, 2013, 09:03 AM   #408
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why are these blue painted thagara dappi boxes kept for garbage collection so stinky and almost always used as public toilets?
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Old May 19th, 2013, 06:18 AM   #409
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Polluting scrap dealers in Chennai under the scanner

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The Chennai Corporation, on Saturday, cracked down on scrap dealers who pollute residential neighbourhoods.

The revenue department of the Corporation locked and sealed six unauthorised commercial units in Guindy after residents complained.

“Many residents had expressed concerns about the pollution in their neighbourhoods caused by industrial and residential scrap dealers. Units in areas such as Narasingapuram 6th Street were sealed on Saturday. Work on identifying other such units is under way,” said an official of the Chennai Corporation.

The revenue department had issued notices to the dealers under the provisions of section 379(A) of the Chennai City Municipal Corporation Act. The traders were using the premises without valid licences from the Corporation commissioner as mandated by sections 287 and 288 of the Chennai City Municipal Corporation Act IV of 1919.

As the traders failed to comply with the notice within the stipulated 24-hour period, the civic body locked and sealed the premises on Saturday. The Corporation is empowered to take over the premises if traders fail to restore the affected areas to their original state.

Pudupet, Chintadripet and Guindy are some of the key areas where scrap dealers run units. But many residential neighbourhoods too have small units that conduct business and pollute the area.

Residents have been asked to call the corporation helpline 1913 to register complaints pertaining to pollution or road encroachments caused by such scrap dealers.

Extended city areas such as Madhavaram, Manali, Ambattur and Tiruvottiyur have a number of such traders who store industrial scrap in godowns. The units contribute towards recycling of waste material, retrieving iron, copper, plastic and other materials.

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Chennai’s waste output crosses 5000-tonne mark

Corporation officials said the rise was due to more vehicles and workers in conservancy operations

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Municipal solid waste collected in Chennai per day has crossed the 5000-tonne mark. The Chennai Corporation has attributed the rise in garbage collection to increase in number of workers, night conservancy and deployment of additional vehicles.

“We have increased night conservancy in seven zones. Around 3,000 conservancy workers are at work every night. We have also upped the number of vehicles and workers in all areas. This contributed to the increase in garbage collection,” said a senior official of Chennai Corporation.

The increase is in spite of the fact that night conservancy workers in Tondiarpet, Royapuram, Thiru.Vi.Ka. Nagar, Anna Nagar, Teynampet, Kodambakkam and Adyar zones have been unable to collect garbage in many stretches as a lot of people sleep on the streets, the official said.

The civic body will devise a strategy to cope with this issue. “Compactors are unable to enter the streets. So workers are forced to pull bins for a distance without disturbing those asleep on the road,” said the official.

The civic body has a total of 493 vehicles for conservancy operations. It will procure 50 more compactors. In the 12 zones cleaned by the civic body, 3,437 of the 3,462 tricycles were taken out for conservancy operations on Monday. As many as 13,285 conservancy workers cleaned the streets on Monday in the 12 zones as against the requirement of 14,411 workers. However, as many as 16,338 workers are on the rolls.

The private conservancy operator in Teynampet, Kodambakkam and Adyar reported that 2,926 of its 3,364 workers were on duty. Around 90.1 percent of its 1,355 tricycles were engaged in conservancy operations. The civic body has started to remove garbage from transfer stations across the city on the same day. This has also increased the amount of garbage taken to Perungudi and Kodungaiyur dumpyards everyday. Earlier, large amounts of garbage were left to accumulate in transfer stations, causing health hazard to residents of the neighbourhood.
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Rs 245.55 crore sewerage scheme for four city areas

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Chennai Metrowater will soon be implementing a Rs 245.55 crore sewerage scheme in Kathivakkam, Sholinganallur, Karapakkam and Ramapuram under the Chennai Mega City Development Mission.

A Metro Water spokesman said that work orders had been issued for Kahthivakkam, Sholinganallur and Karapakkam. The work will be taken up shortly at a total cost of `162.33 crore. In the case of Ramapuram, tenders are under evaluation and the work orders are likely to be issued soon, he said and added that more than 46,280 houses were likely to benefit from the sewerage schemes, the spokesman said.

He said that in Kathivakkam, the plan is to build an underground sewerage network. “The area currently has no sewerage system and most of the households are dependent on septic tanks or holding tanks. The sewage water from some houses are directly let into open roadside drains that find their way to the nearest low lying areas,” he said.

Similarly in Sholinganallur and Karapakkam, the plan is to have 3,557 manholes besides construction of 10 sewage pumping stations and providing cast iron pumping main of a length of 12,350 metres.

In Ramapuram where there is no sewerage system, Metro water plans to build a comprehensive underground sewerage scheme for the entire area to stop houses letting out the sewage to roadside drains. “We will be providing collection system with Stoneware pipes and cast iron pipes for a length of 49,104 metres with 1,927 manholes. The plan is also to build five sewage pumping stations,” the Metro Water spokesman said.

The sewerage schemes in the four areas will improve the hygienic and sanitary conditions in the area, the spokesman said.

He said that it will take 30 months to finish the schemes in the four areas and this would benefit a population of 1.26 lakh people, the spokesman added.
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The Chennai Corporation will collect 48 tonnes thin plastic waste from residents, every day. The civic body has announced rewards, ranging from half-gram gold coins to wrist watches, for residents every month in each of the 200 wards in the city.

However, the residents will not get money for the plastic waste collected, said Mayor Saidai Duraisamy on Friday at the Corporation council meeting.

Each of the 200 wards will have a dedicated worker to collect thin plastic waste from residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The residents will get a token after handing over of the plastic waste to the engineers concerned.

One resident in each ward will be selected every month for distribution of the gold coins. Five other residents will receive wrist watches each. The civic body will incur an expenditure of Rs. 18 lakh for three months on a pilot basis.

The amount of thin plastic waste dumped per day in the city is 96 tonnes. This is two per cent of the total waste generated in the city.

The illegal sale of thin plastic bags was brought under control after more than 300 registered units and hundreds of unauthorised units were regulated after the civic body’s intensive drive last year.

Plastic bags with less than 40 micron thickness have been banned, as per the provisions of the Centre’s notification on Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011.

However, retail outlets in the city continue to procure plastic bags with thickness of less than 20 microns.

The bags are transported from other parts of the country. The civic body proposes to focus on source segregation as it is unable to control the movement of illegal plastic bags.
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Corporation moots 30 litter-free roads for city


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Residents of all zones in the city can soon look forward to two litter-free roads.

All 15 zones have been asked by the Chennai Corporation to declare two roads for which all efforts will be taken to ensure they remain clean. Some zones have already started work on the areas. LB Road and Kalki Krishnamurthy Salai are among the roads which will soon have boards declaring the stretch a ‘litter-free zone.’

A few zones have planned to use the services of at least 15 workers to sweep the roads three times a day, with the workers likely to be made accountable for deficiency in sweeping operations. Sweeping is normally done only once a day on the city roads.

The Corporation plans to have workers removing trash as soon as a resident is spotted disposing the waste on the roads.

This is expected to educate residents and prevent them from littering roads. The Corporation has also planned to set a precedent for other parts of the city by sprucing up the 30 roads and their footpaths. Illegal banners or hoardings will be removed on such stretches immediately after they are erected.

“All roads in the city should be clean. We are used to spitting on the road. The move will be successful if the Corporation gets the cooperation of the people,” Ahmed Sirajuddin, a resident of Perambur, said.

Many zones of the civic body have also decided to use the services of private agencies to remove construction debris on the roads. Kodambakkam zone has invited bids from private agencies for the clearing of debris on roads in each of the wards. As many as 8,000 tonnes of construction debris are found on the road every week.

The civic body is also planning to impose new conditions before a demolition order is issued for a building.
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Green Tribunal steps in to clear Tamil Nadu's garbage
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Waste reduction in the city

The best way to reduce the littering and wastes on the streets in the city is to take a resolution to put each and every waste in the bin and not on the road . If everyone takes such a resolution , the city will get cleaner day by day !
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Now, a price to pay for littering roads: Corpn.

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“I collected Rs. 500 each from residents who threw garbage on the road. Some residents and shopkeepers opposed the move,” said a conservancy inspector in Shenoy Nagar. Junior engineers of wards have also been directed to collect a fine of Rs. 2,000 from residents who dump debris on roads.

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Without the phenomenal contribition made by ragpickers, the city would overflow with unsegregated garbage

Shanthi too became a ragpicker when she was 10-years old. “The path that leads to the mounds of garbage is perennially filled with filthy water. This is the only way, and I cannot avoid it,” she said.

“The scrap that we collect goes to the big factories and becomes something new. Otherwise it will just rot here,” she said.
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The essence of the article is that the ragpickers play a silent yet pivotal role in segregation of waste...

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Interesting and touching article about the lives of ragpickers, yet informative.
The essence of the article is that the ragpickers play a silent yet pivotal role in segregation of waste...
I will salute the hard working rag pickers who have not turned to stealing or begging (like our politicians and the sleez supporting them).

While these rag pickers are scavengeing the reclyclables that careless citizens and useless corporation dumps.

I rather feel proud call myself a supporter of these rag pickers than Amma or Thatha.

Amma & Thatha jalras should be ashamed.

Look at the fearce anger these Amma & Thatha supporters show.

Have they spent $1 towards a charity? or upliftment of child labourers?

Go to world Vission and sponser a child labour from Rs 800 per month (tax deductable)
Too big budget?

Join 4 friends in your team at your office and pay Rs200 pm to sponsor a child.

Tell your sponsor child to stand up for their rights and not suck up for politicians but seek accountability (like the civilised world) when they become an adult
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