TOP STORIES

Aavin price hiked by Rs 10 per litre

Chennai: The Tamilnadu government today hiked the price of Aavin milk by Rs 10 per litre. It also...... Read More >>

Modi reaches out to media

New Delhi: Narendra Modi has come to be known as a prime minister who keeps the media at an arm's...... Read More >>

Cong Minister in J&K Cabinet quits

Jammu: Ahead of announcement of elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress Minister Sham Lal Sharma...... Read More >>

Sundar Pichai put in charge of major products at Google

San Francisco: Google Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Page has put Sundar Pichai, one of his key...... Read More >>

Samuels wanted India tour to continue: Reports

Kingston: West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels was not part of the ODI team’s plan to abandon the...... Read More >>

MOST POPULAR

VIDEO

50,000 rain water harvesting structures to come up in Chennai

Saturday, 31 May 2014
PTI

Chennai : In a big boost to efforts aimed at rain water harvesting, as many as 50,000 Rain Water Harvesting structures will be set up here at an estimated cost of Rs.25 Crore, Mayor Saidai Duraisamy told the Corporation Council yesterday.

"It has been decided to set up 50,000 RWH structures near the Storm Water Drains [SWD] in city roads at an estimated cost of Rs.25 Crore besides linking SWDs to water bodies including temple tanks," the Mayor said in a special announcement in the council meeting.

The work will be taken up and completed on a war footing before the onset of monsoon. The work will help improve the ground water level in the city, he added.

Work to set up RWH structures in 4700 places like office and school buildings owned by the Chennai Corporation is underway. Already, 5000 RWH structures have been built at a cost of Rs.3 Crore by the civic body here.

The AIADMK government won accolades for implementing RWH measures in Tamil Nadu in its previous tenure. The State government is taking steps to ensure that new buildings have RWH amenities while sanctioning the plan approval.

Work to identify suitable locations for setting up more Amma canteens that sell food varieties at subsidised prices is underway, the Mayor said in reply to a query from a councillor. Also, a new online system to get approval for building plans will be launched soon, he added.


      

Today's E-Paper

Polls