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Civic body releases logo for clean city drive

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Tiruchi Corporation Commissioner N. Ravichandran releasing the logo for ‘Clean Tiruchi’ drive on Tuesday.

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It will be featured on all material on the Corporation’s clean city initiatives

The Tiruchi City Corporation (TCC), which has set a target to improve its clean city ranking (Swachh Survekshan-2018) from the current sixth position, has released a logo for its clean city campaign.

The logo will be featured on all correspondence, pamphlets, posters and awareness material on the clean city initiatives. Besides the image of Mahatma Gandhi’s spectacle, which is the symbol of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) of the Central government, an image of Rockfort temple, an iconic symbol of Tiruchi, and a person cleaning with a broom figure on the logo.

N. Ravichandran, Special Officer cum Commissioner, who released the logo, said it was aimed at creating awareness among the citizens of Tiruchi to cooperate with the civic administration in making the city the No. 1 cleanest city in the country. All letters, correspondence and awareness materials of the clean city campaign would bear the logo.

“We can achieve the No. 1 rank only with the active participation of citizens. I hope the clean city campaign will create a sense of eagerness among the citizens on improving Tiruchi’s national ranking,” Mr. Ravichandran told The Hindu.

He said the Corporation had appointed Mylswamy Annadurai, Director, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bengaluru, as its brand ambassador for the campaign. It would enable the Corporation to take forward the agenda of reaching out to the citizens on all aspects of the campaign.

Mr. Ravichandran said the Corporation had ordered 85 small load carriers at a cost of 4.5 crore for streetwise garbage collection. Each vehicle would cost 5.20 lakh. The vehicles were set to be delivered shortly, taking the number of light weight load carriers to 140 from 55. The new vehicles would gradually replace the hired load carriers.



source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tiruchirapalli/civic-body-releases-logo-for-clean-city-drive/article20631588.ece


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Team formed to expedite Swacch Survekshan projects in Trichy City
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The city corporation launched the city programme implementation unit (PIU) to fast track development projects and awareness activities linked to the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) as a part of Swachh Survekshan 2018.

The PIU comprises five officials to implement information, education, and communication (IEC) activities with a goal to bring about behavioural change among the residents to support the cleanliness mission.

Even as the preparation phase for Swachh Survekshan 2018 (survey to identify top cleanest cities in the nation) has been underway since August, the civic body was preoccupied with combating dengue fever and eradicating breeding zones of dengue mosquitoes.

Since only little more than a month is left for the on-field survey to begin, Trichy Corporation has been gradually emphasising on Swachh Survekshan to retain the tagline, being the only city from Tamil Nadu to be in the top 10 cleanest cities for the last two years.

To expedite all the SBM activities, which would help the civic body to score ample marks in the survey, city PIU was launched by the civic body at the corporation office recently and would oversee all IEC and capacity building activities pertaining to solid waste management.

The office space for PIU has been equipped with computers and a digital library, the latter would house the collection of digitized documents since 1994.

"All SBM related programmes and capacity building initiatives will be discussed and implemented through the PIU.

A team of five officials comprising engineers and sanitary officer has been constituted to oversee and fast track the SBM programmes to complete the same before January 2018," said S Kannan, executive engineer and nodal officer for PIU.

The Corporation has planned to sustain PIU even after the completion of Swachh Survekshan by retaining it as a digital library to house digitized documents in portable formats classified under eight sections including health, SWM, revenue, water supply and town planning.

"We have hired data entry operators for digitizing corporation's documents since 1994. In case if any resident approaches us seeking plan approval for buildings, we will able to access, identify and produce the requested documents at the earliest post digitization," the executive engineer added.

Corporation sources said that they are keen on developing the PIU facility into a permanent digital library post the Swachh Survekshan so that the civic body can go paperless in maintaining the digital version of the documents and records stored over the years.



source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/team-formed-to-expedite-swacch-survekshan-projects/articleshow/61731253.cms


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Civic body asks over 100 ladies hostels to install incinerators

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The civic body, on Wednesday, asked around 100 ladies hostel in the city to compulsorily install incinerators at their places for effective disposal of used sanitary napkins.

Saying that the same is applicable for college hostels, the corporation commissioner N Ravichandran said that this measure is being taken to prevent damage of underground drainage system.

The civic body has been aiming at safe disposal of dry and wet waste by segregated waste collection but, safe disposal of bio waste has remained unattended. This bio waste is otherwise being drained in the sewage by households, turning out to be the primary reason for choking of underground drainage system.

[COLOR="#4000BF]About 35 percent of the city is covered under underground sewerage system (UGSS). The core city areas including Srirangam have UGSS.[/COLOR]

While there are only two vehicles to attend to the UGSS blocks in the city, choking of drains due to these wastes bring sewage to roads creating unhygienic conditions.

The commissioner said the decision has been taken after complaints from residents over unhygienic disposal of used napkins.

The gated communities have already being instructed to install sanitary napkin vending machines and incinerators on their own to ensure that the bio waste is effectively disposed. Apartments mostly have sewage collection well to filter solid wastes before letting out sewage to main sewage line. But residents flush napkins and diapers in the toilet making it a tedious task to clean the collection well.

Installation of incinerator (for safe disposal of used sanitary napkins) was added as a pre-condition to obtain building plan approval by the civic body for gated residential apartments in the city. The step was a first of its kind initiative by civic body to encourage usage of incinerators for safe disposal of bio medical waste.

"Incinerators would cost Rs 25,000 for the hostels and it isn't a burden especially for one time installation. We have given 20 days' time for the installation and most of them have agreed to do so," said the commissioner.



source : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/civic-body-asks-over-100-ladies-hostels-to-install-incinerators/articleshow/61665103.cms


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BHEL staff, families clean canal embankment

BHEL employees and their family members joined scores of volunteers in cleaning up the eastern bank of Uyyakondan Canal near Tiruverumbur under Swachh Bharat Mission on Wednesday.

They removed the overgrowth of vegetation and garbage, particularly poly bags, to a stretch of two km. Four earth movers and a number of trucks were put to use during the cleaning operation that also included creating door-to-door awareness among residents in the surroundings through distribution of pamphlets.

In all, there were over 250 persons including employees of BHEL-Tiruchirappalli, their family members, NCC cadets from Human Resource Development Centre of BHEL Tiruchi, volunteers from Agni Siragugal, a social service team, BHEL Shines, an NGO, members of local resident welfare associations of Bhelpur, Jainagar, Thiruvengadanagar and Ganesapuram, sanitation workers from Koothaipar and Krishnasamuthiram and people from nearby villages.

M. Jayakumaran, General Manager, Human Resources and Civil, BHEL Tiruchi, inaugurated the cleaning activity in the presence of Thirumaran, Assistant Executive Engineer, River Conservation Division, PWD, and Narayanamoorthy, Executive Officer, Koothaipar Town Panchayat and Krishnasamuthiram panchayat.

Mr. Jayakumaran said segregation of garbage into degradable and biodegradable wastes was advocated among the people.

The cleaning activity was the third such major activity undertaken by employees of BHEL Tiruchi. They had undertaken cleaning activities on the western bank of Uyyakondan Canal and temple tank bund and surrounding streets of Malaikoil and Thiruverumbur last year.

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Civic body releases logo for clean city drive

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It will be featured on all material on the Corporation’s clean city initiatives

The Tiruchi City Corporation (TCC), which has set a target to improve its clean city ranking (Swachh Survekshan-2018) from the current sixth position, has released a logo for its clean city campaign.

The logo will be featured on all correspondence, pamphlets, posters and awareness material on the clean city initiatives. Besides the image of Mahatma Gandhi’s spectacle, which is the symbol of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) of the Central government, an image of Rockfort temple, an iconic symbol of Tiruchi, and a person cleaning with a broom figure on the logo.

N. Ravichandran, Special Officer cum Commissioner, who released the logo, said it was aimed at creating awareness among the citizens of Tiruchi to cooperate with the civic administration in making the city the No. 1 cleanest city in the country. All letters, correspondence and awareness materials of the clean city campaign would bear the logo.

“We can achieve the No. 1 rank only with the active participation of citizens. I hope the clean city campaign will create a sense of eagerness among the citizens on improving Tiruchi’s national ranking,” Mr. Ravichandran told The Hindu .

He said the Corporation had appointed Mylswamy Annadurai, Director, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bengaluru, as its brand ambassador for the campaign. It would enable the Corporation to take forward the agenda of reaching out to the citizens on all aspects of the campaign.

Mr. Ravichandran said the Corporation had ordered 85 small load carriers at a cost of Rs. 4.5 crore for streetwise garbage collection. Each vehicle would cost Rs. 5.20 lakh. The vehicles were set to be delivered shortly, taking the number of light weight load carriers to 140 from 55. The new vehicles would gradually replace the hired load carriers.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 630634.ece


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Trichy Corporation launches Swachh logo

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As part of its preparations for the 2018 Swachh Survekshan contest, the Trichy Corporation on Tuesday launched a cleanliness logo for the city. The logo would be displayed in public spots to promote awareness about Swachh Survekshan and the role of citizens in keeping the city clean.

Corporation commissioner N Ravichandran said, "The cleanliness logo would be displayed in public places across the city to make people aware of the fact that the city is participating in the cleanliness survey. Public participation is crucial for any civic body to ensure that best sanitary practice is in place for which such awareness drive is need of the hour."

It is to be noted that in last year's cleanliness survey, Trichy ranked sixth across the urban local bodies in the nation and was the only city from Tamil Nadu to be on the top 10 rank.

The Trichy Corporation is focusing on solid waste management practices to improve its standing in Swachh Survekshan.
As part of the drive, the corporation has planned to distribute pamphlets in all the 65 wards describing the components and scoring parameters of the survey.

"We have also planned to promote Swachhata mobile application for roping in citizens in the drive to keep the city clean. They can use the app to alert us about the flaws in waste collection," the corporation commissioner added.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cit ... 737281.cms


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Desilting of channels on fast track

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Samba Channel in Srirangam being cleaned on Sunday. | Photo Credit: HANDOUT_E_MAIL

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Flooding would be prevented during monsoon period, says Corporation Commissioner

Desilting of flood water channels in the city has gathered momentum thereby raising hope that flooding would be prevented during the monsoon period.

Considering the past incidence of floods in the city, the Tiruchi City Corporation had begun desilting of all major and small channels about a month ago.

As many as 24 works were taken up. The Rettaivaickal (from Kurinji College to Moovendar Nagar), Kottaivaickal (from V.N. Nagar to Subramaniyakovil Street), Kottai Channel (from R.O.B Service Road to Thippiran Thotty Street), SWD Channel, Samba Channel and Nattu Vaickal were among the channels subjected for desilting.

[COLOR=#4000B"]A sum to the tune of ₹90 lakh was allotted for the works. As per the scheme, it was intended to desilt the channels to a length of 53.95 km.[/COLOR]

Almost all open storm water drains, which were not desilted for more than 10 to 15 years, were included in the list.

More than 15 earthmovers have been involved in the task. Since multiple contractors were given the task of desilting the channels, officials say that the works are progressing well.

Special Officer cum Commissioner N. Ravichandran told The Hindu that the massive work that began in October was on the right track.

[COLOR=#4000B]Not even a single flood water carrying channel in the city had been left out. Out of 24 works, 18 had already been completed. Only six works were yet to be completed. Out of the 53.95 km length of channels, desilting works were concluded on about 47.31 km as on Sunday. Remaining works would be concluded within 10 days.[/COLOR]

Similarly, he said that 14 ooranies and ponds had also been subjected to desilting and deepening.

A sum of ₹15 lakh has been allotted for the project. Sengulam in Thiruverumbur, Vadagupatti Kulam, Chetti Kulam, Panjapoor Oorani, Udayanpatti Kulam, Elllakudi Kulam and Alathur Kulam were among the ooranies and ponds taken up for desilting.

Mr. Ravichandran said these works have been aimed at ensuring free flow of water along the flood water channels during the monsoon period.

There would be no water inundation in the city except for low lying areas, he hoped.




source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tiruchirapalli/desilting-of-channels-on-fast-track/article20559665.ece


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1) Managing of waste gets focus on Toilet Day

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With fecal sludge management and waste water taking centrestage on World Toilet Day on Sunday, around 60 per cent of the global population – 4.5 billion people – either has no toilet or has one that doesn’t safely manage excreta.

In TN, even as work for fecal sludge management has been kick-started in various sewered or partially sewered areas in Tiruchy and Coimbatore, the focus now turns to awareness. Work on Fecal Sludge Treatment Plants (FSTP) is in full swing in places like Coimbatore with a capacity of 25 KLD and the project is already taking shape in Tiruchi under the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

“While building toilets was merely the first step, the key is creating awareness on the safe and responsible disposal of fecal sludge. This is called the full cycle of sanitation,” said Asma, a senior specialist at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) that offers technical support for the project that is originally a part of TNUSSP.

In Coimbatore, two town panchayats, Periyanaickenpalayam and Narasimhanaickenpalayam, together housing around 13,500 families, have been chosen for the FSTP projects. In areas that are partially sewered or not sewered like the above town panchayats, the FSTPs help the local bodies achieve the full cycle of sanitation.

Under TNUSSP, 1992 participants from 12 corporations, 124 municipalities and 528 town panchayats attended an orientation programme for use of Muzhu Sugadharam app. The app helps collect data right from population of the area to estimate of septage generated and treated.The first phase of data collection is in progress. Asma said that even as work was progressing at the FSTPs, it was equally important to create awareness on going all the way rather than stopping with building toilets.



source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2017/nov/20/managing-of-waste-gets-focus-on-toilet-day-1705795.html


2) Transgender awarded for effective management of community toilets

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Out of the 380 community toilets in Trichy managed by Sanitation and Hygiene Education (SHE) Teams, 20 were awarded for best management by the civic body as part of the World Toilet Day celebration on Sunday.

S Kamala Barath, a transgender was one among those felicitated for maintaining community toilet in Sangaliandapuram slum which was recently declared open defecation free.


While she runs a grocery shop at Sangaliandapuram, she took responsibility for not only maintaining the community toilet but also sensitizing the people on its usage. Her initiative was instrumental in bringing up change among the residents and the slum was also declared open defecation free following active usage of community toilet.

"Out of the total 450 public toilets in the city, 380 are managed by Sanitation and Hygiene Education (SHE) Teams engaging women self-help group in the particular area," said the executive director of Gramalaya M Elangovan.

A 12 member team is formed while having 2 members each from women SHG on a rotation basis. This form of toilet management is followed especially in slums.

Revenue collected out of toilet users ( Rs 2 each) is deposited in the exclusive bank account of SHE.

The money is not only used for the maintenance of toilet but also used to pay the member in-charge for the day.

"It was indeed a difficult task to convince people to pay a nominal fee and use the toilet but people have accepted it seeing cleanliness," Elangovan said.

Association of water sanitation and Hygiene (AWASH) teams have also been formed such areas and each team comprise of 10 male and 10 female members from the area. Community toilets in the city are effectively maintained by the stakeholders itself which reduce the burden to the civic body.

Earlier in the day, the commissioner N Ravichandran flagged off mobile awareness vehicle with a digital screen to sensitize people on the need for sanitation and hygiene.

Stressing on the need for individual toilets, the commissioner said that a total 2100 individual toilets would be built. Houses that do not have a toilet in the city this year adequate to 1900 constructed last year. Deputy Commissioner of Police A Mayilvaganan gave away awards to the members of the SHE and to Kamala Barath.



source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/transgender-awarded-for-effective-management-of-community-toilets/articleshow/61717191.cms

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