Civic Issues
Civic Issues

What the Perungudi fire says about our garbage system

The fire in Perungudi dumping yard that started on April 27 and raged for five days literally brought to light the state of garbage collection and disposal in the city. The waterbody in the dumping yard that turned pink due to the leeching of toxic pollutants has remained pink nearly three...

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Perungudi
Civic Issues

Local businesses: Can Annachi take on Amazon?

The quiet launch of ONDC, or Open National Digital Commerce platform, in five cities including Coimbatore to help local businesses and even mom and pop stores open online storefronts is the Union government’s bid to curb the power of giants such as Amazon and Flipkart over India’s $ 700 billion...

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local businesses
Civic Issues

Has Chennai Corporation stopped patching up roads?

Driving around Chennai for a few hours and inquiring with residents shows that Chennai Corporation seems to have given up on the practice of patching roads and performing small road repairs. Either the roads were in bad condition due to rains or natural degradation. Pits dug by various agencies...

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