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Author:  Aravindh [ Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:45 am ]
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32 wards covered under mass cleaning campaign

About 32 wards have been covered so far under the mass cleaning campaign taken up by the Corporation, according to Commissioner V.P.Thandapani.

This follows the announcement made by Mr.Thandapani that mass cleaning campaigns would be taken up in two wards in each zone every week in an attempt to improve sanitation and hygiene in the city.

In a press release issued here on Saturday, Mr.Thandapani said the exercise was taken up in two phases on June 5 and 7 and eight wards each in Srirangam, K.Abishekapuram, Golden Rock and Ariyamangalam zones have been covered so far.

The exercise would be taken up on June 19 in wards 5 and 16 in Srirangam zone, wards 24 and 28 in Ariyamangalam, wards 35 and 47 in Golden Rock and wards 50 and 57 in K.Abishekapuram zone, he said.

He appealed to elected representatives and residents to extend their cooperation to the Corporation workers in carrying out the exercise properly.

Author:  nprasanna [ Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Clean and Green city

திருச்சி மாநகரை குப்பையில்லா நகரமாக்குவோம் பொதுமக்களுக்கு மாநகராட்சி கமிஷனர் அழைப்பு

திருச்சி: ""திருச்சி மாநகராட்சியின் 65 வார்டுக்குட்பட்ட அனைத்து பகுதிகளையும் குப்பை தேங்காமல் பராமரித்திட ஒவ்வொரு வாரமும் 16 வார்டுகள் தேர்வு செய்யப்பட்டு மெகா துப்புரவு பணி மேற்கொள்ளப்படும்,'' மாநகராட்சி கமிஷனர் தண்டபாணி கூறியுள்ளார். இதுகுறித்து மாநகராட்சி கமிஷனர் தண்டபாணி அறிக்கை: மாநகராட்சி கவுன்சிலர்கள், பொதுமக்களின் கோரிக்கைப்படி மாநகரில் குப்பைகள் தேங்காமல் பராமரித்திட நான்கு கோட்டத்திலும் ஒவ்வொரு வாரமும் 4 வார்டுகள் வீதம் 16 வார்டுகள் தேர்வு செய்யப்பட்டு, செவ்வாய், வியாழக்கிழமைகளில் பிற்பகல் 2 மணி முதல் மாலை 5 மணி வரை அந்தந்த கோட்டத்தில் உள்ள அனைத்து துப்புரவு பணியாளர்களும் ஒருங்கிணைந்து தேரவு செய்யப்பட்ட இரண்டு வார்டுகளில் குப்பைகள் அதிகம் தேங்கியுள்ள பகுதிகளில் மெகா துப்புரவு பணி மேற்கொள்ளப்படும். இதன் மூலம் மாநகரை குப்பையில்லா நகரமாக பராமரிக்க முடியம். இத்திட்டத்தின் கீழ் முதல் கட்டமாக கடந்த வாரம் ஜூன் 5 மற்றும் 7ம் தேதிகளில் ஸ்ரீரங்கம் கோட்டத்தில் 1,2,8,9, அரியமங்கலத்தில் 7,14,16,19, பொன்மலையில் 13,30,31,39, கோ.அபிஷேகபுரத்தில் 40,41,53,54 ஆகிய 16 வார்டுகளில் ஒரே வாரத்தில் மெகா துப்புரவு பணி மேற்கொள்ளப்பட்டது. அதேபோல் இந்த வாரம் ஜூன் 12, 14 தேதிகளில் ஸ்ரீரங்கம் கோட்டத்தில் 3,12,4,13, அரியமங்கலத்தில் 20,22,21,23, பொன்மலையில் 36,42,34,44, கோ.அபிஷேகபுரத்தில் 45,55,49,56 என 16 வார்டுகளில் ஒரே வாரத்தில் மெகா துப்புரவு பணி மேற்கொள்ள திட்டமிடப்பட்டுள்ளது. இந்த பணிகள் அந்தந்த கோட்டத்தலைவர்கள், உதவி கமிஷனர்கள் மேற்பார்வையில் நடப்பதை சம்பந்தப்பட்ட கவுன்சிலர்கள், பொதுமக்கள் பயன்படுத்திக் கொண்டு மாநகரை குப்பைகள் தேங்காமல் சுகாதாரமாக பராமரிக்க ஒத்துழைக்க வேண்டும்.
இவ்வாறு அதில் கூறப்பட்டுள்ளது.

Author:  oldtrichyresident [ Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:02 am ]
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Kudos to Trichy! All women leaders: Mayor, Collector, VC of University!

Author:  MR.Raja [ Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Clean and Green city

Project Green Hands to nurture 1 lakh saplings in city nursery

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To mark this year's World Environment Day, the Tiruchi wing of the Isha Foundation has decided to nurture at their own nursery four types of tree saplings: trees that give shade, bear fruits and flowers, and those that provide timber. Instituted under the banner Project Green Hands, the two acre nursery near central bus stand, will be home to nearly 1 lakh saplings belonging to more than 20 botanical varieties.

Inaugurating the nursery, K.Meena, Vice Chancellor, Bharathidasan University, pledged ample student support for Project Green Hands, which hopes to plant 11.4 crore saplings in Tamil Nadu. “The NSS units of the various constituent colleges of the Bharathidasan University will pitch in for this project by providing the planted saplings with adequate care,” she said.

The project hopes to bring the tree cover of Tamil Nadu to the ideal 33 per cent, according to Swami Maruta, Coordinator, Isha Outreach Program.

The foundation was inaugurating nurseries at five districts simultaneously on World Environment Day, he added. Torrential rain can within moments wash away fertile top soil, which takes several years to form, and trees are the only things that can adequately prevent this.

“Erosion of top soil will lead to desert-like conditions according to a UNICEF survey, which states that present levels of deforestation in the state, if left unchecked, could lead to such a condition in nearly 60 per cent of its landmass,” he said.

Beginning in 2005, nearly 1.25 crore saplings have been planted in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry under the project. “The new nurseries will raise and maintain the saplings on an ongoing basis for distribution around the respective districts,” he added.

A pamphlet distributed at the event explains the way in which saplings should be planted and maintained:

The pits should be one feet deep and wide; the soil should contain 50 per cent red soil, 20 per cent river sand and 30 per cent manure; saplings planted along roadsides should be spaced 15 feet apart; take extra care of the saplings during the first three months and during the following summer; and finally avoid planting saplings beneath electrical posts, spots with underground pipelines, those under the shade of existing trees and where there is frequent water stagnation.

Author:  MR.Raja [ Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:54 am ]
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Isha Foundation to open nursery for green project

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A nursery to raise one lakh saplings for distribution in and around Tiruchi district will be launched in the city by not-for-profit service organisation Isha Foundation on June 5, World Environment Day.

The proposed nursery under construction at a two acre site near Central Bus Stand is among five nurseries to be inaugurated in various cities on the same day as part of the organisation's ‘Project Green Hands'.

Envisaged by founder Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, the project aims at increasing Tamil Nadu's forest cover to 33 per cent by planting 11. 4 crore saplings, said a press release issued on Sunday. Since 2005 more than 1.25 crore saplings have been planted in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, the release added.

The nursery is expected to give a thrust to the organisation's role in preserving ecology and containing global warming.

Author:  nprasanna [ Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:54 am ]
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More sanitary workers to clean Trichy

TRICHY: A decision by the Trichy corporation to depute as many as 320 sanitary workers to strengthen the cleaning process in all 65 wards of the corporation has sowed the seeds of hope that Trichy will henceforth be garbage-free. The announcement came from newly appointed corporation commissioner V K Thandapani at the end of the councillors' meeting held in the presence of mayor A Jaya here on Thursday.

He said 80 sanitary workers would be deployed in the four zones of Srirangam, Ariyamangalam, Ponmalai and K Abishekapuram of Trichy corporation, in addition to the existing 1,655. All of them would come under the men self-help group and the workers would be recruited from the families of corporation sanitary workers. The system would come into effect within 20 days. Besides their regular duties, they will be collectively involved in mass awareness campaigns across wards every Tuesday and Thursday. An exclusive helpline will be operational from 6 am to 10 am and from 2 pm to 10 pm to register grievances relating to sanitation. Action on complaints will be taken immediately. The corporation will recruit drivers through the Tamil Nadu Ex-servicemen's Corporation Limited (TEXCO) to fill vacancies.

Author:  MR.Raja [ Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:02 am ]
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Mass cleaning campaigns to be taken up at all zones every week

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Making a strong commitment to improve sanitation and hygiene in the city, Corporation Commissioner V.P.Dhandapani on Thursday announced that he along with other civic officials would visit each zone a day, four days a week, to supervise and monitor sanitary works.

Mr.Dhandapani, who assumed charge on Monday, also announced that mass cleaning campaigns would be taken up in each of the four zones every week. About 100 sanitary workers would be deployed in each zone for two days every week during the campaign to improve sanitation in the city.

Responding to complaints aired by some of the councillors at an ordinary meeting of the corporation council here on Thursday, Mr.Dhandapani said the civic body would soon notify mobile phone numbers for each zone for residents to lodge complaints regarding civic services.

The corporation, he said, has also planned to form men's self-help groups comprising family members of sanitary workers of the civic body and deploy them for sanitation work.

The corporation has identified about 320 persons who were willing to carry out the work.

The system would be implemented once necessary permission was obtained from the government. Steps would also be taken to overcome the shortage of drivers for water tankers, he assured.

More @ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 478809.ece

Author:  MR.Raja [ Thu May 24, 2012 7:18 am ]
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Plastics choke recreational spot

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For entertainment starved Tiruchiites looking for hangouts within the city, the ‘summer beach' on the Cauvery banks came as a heaven-send. Milling crowds on weekends demonstrate its popularity, but plastic choking the river bed turned recreational spot raises ecological concerns.

The one kilometre expanse of soft sand is littered generously with plastic bags, paper cups and plates that crop up every few feet.

The source of the garbage stem from foodstuff purchased at the numerous little stalls and pushcarts and eatables bought from home. A separate team of sanitary workers from Srirangam Zone have been deployed to clean the ‘beach', health officer. Cheran, told The Hindu . Dustbins have been placed strategically to help visitors and vendors dispose waste.

Rescue river bed

“As a recreational spot the summer beach is a great idea; but we must remember it is a river bed. Some trace of plastics may remain, polluting the water and creating health hazards,” says N.S.Raghavan, student volunteer with Tiruchi Chapter of Bhumi.

The organisation roped in 20 students who spent a couple of hours cleaning the spot. “We carried out the clean up campaign during the peak time to create awareness among public. We cannot fault the sanitary workers alone as public consciousness to maintain the spot is lacking.”

Public apathy was evident with plastics showing up even minutes after the cleanliness drive, Raghavan noted.

The issue of sanitation has created a rift of sorts between hawkers and sanitary workers with the former threatening to boycott the beach on Tuesday, alleging the latter of collecting ‘cleaning fee'. “There are dustbins placed in front of most stalls. We are prepared to dispose waste and clean up after ourselves, but expecting us to clean the entire stretch is unfair,” felt Jayaram, a pani poori vendor. “We make around Rs.200 a day as we are stationed here for no longer than three hours. Why would we come here if the little that we earn goes towards the cleaning” said an ice-cream vendor. Some of the vendors lent a hand to the sanitary workers in sprucing up the beach on the weekend and are prepared to do so, but vehemently oppose the idea of paying for it.

Denying that no such issue has been brought to his notice, Dr.Cheran cautioned strict action against any unauthorised collection “The summer beach is a free public initiative; no one has to pay for it.”

Author:  MR.Raja [ Tue May 15, 2012 9:48 am ]
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Collector inaugurates second phase of anti-plastic campaign

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The district administration has banned the use of plastic in the two major pilgrim centres of Srirangam and Samayapuram, which account for a large volume of plastic waste materials, said Collector Jayashree Muralidharan.

Inaugurating an anti-plastic awareness campaign by affixing stickers on the government vehicles at the Collectorate here on Monday, the Collector said that the district administration convened meeting with traders, merchants and plastic dealers to evolve a series of measures to support the drive. As a first step, the district administration has banned the use of plastic materials at these temple centres.

Second phase

In the second phase, awareness campaign was being launched throughout the district by affixing stickers against the use of plastics. The stickers would be pasted in all the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation-owned and private sector buses. The Collector said that in course of time, the sticker would be affixed through the Indian Oil Corporation on the LPG refills.

Ms.Muralidaran appealed to members of the public to extend their cooperation for protecting the environment by avoiding the use of plastic bags and other materials.

D.Thiyagarajan, District Revenue Officer, G.Radha, Project Director, District Rural Development Agency, Rangarajan, District Environmental Engineer, Balasubramaniam, Regional Transport Officer, S.Kanagarathinam, Chief Manager, IOC and S. Krishnasamy, assistant branch manager, TNSTC, spoke.

Author:  nprasanna [ Wed May 09, 2012 7:26 pm ]
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Slow and steady, Trichy hopes to weed out plastic

TRICHY: The Trichy corporation resumed its drive against the use of plastic products below 40 microns and conducted a series of raids in commercial establishments from May 1 in the wake of the order from the district collector to make Srirangam and Samayapuram plastic-free zones.

During the raid in Srirangam and Thiruvanaikaval areas, more than 1,000 kg of plastic products such as carry bags, cups etc were seized. However, the enforcement did not stop vendors in other areas of the city from selling the products. For example, some shops near Gandhi Market are still selling plastic products below 20 microns unmindful of the consequences.

Vendor B Sunil blamed the officials for not taking stringent action against plastic manufacturers and instead punishing vendors by seizing the products. "When the officials abandon the raid after a few days, the situation goes back to what it was. People are also reluctant to pay heed to the health and environmental hazards although some have started preferring paper cups and plates," he said. As of now, he sourced plastic items from factories in Dindigul district.

Another wholesaler Ajay said that officials often did not have a machine to measure the plastic micron level and seized even the quality products. Meanwhile, people had slowly started purchasing paper products from the past three months, he said.

According to the Trichy corporation, the raids on plastic had been put on hold for a few months. But they had again resumed the drive following the collector's order and passed a resolution to impose a fine from Rs 100 to Rs 10,000 for using plastics below 40 microns. Around four tonnes of plastic had been collected through raids for the past few months. They will be utilised for laying plastic roads in the corporation limit.

V Subbu, assistant commissioner of corporation, Srirangam zone who led the raid said that they could measure the micron level with a finger touch. He added that they would extend the raid in other areas of the city as well. The corporation advocated the use of paper products instead of plastics below 40 microns, he said.

Dr K C Sekaran, city health officer (CHO) of Trichy corporation said that the continuous use of plastic products could lead to ulcers as well as cancer while the smoke from burning plastic adversely affected the ozone layer. He urged people to stop using plastic products and said that officials could not bring about a change on their own unless the people co-operated. The corporation also has a plan to buy a few machines to cut the plastic into pieces to sell it for reuse.

P Mohan, state president of Tamil Nadu Youth Exnora, Trichy advocated non-woven polypropylene bags as an alternative to both plastic and paper products. They had distributed more than 10,000 bags to people during the Vaikunta Ekadasi festival in Srirangam this year. However, such items are not available in Trichy district.

K Kalidass, president of the Trichy and Pudukkottai district plastic manufacturers and traders association demanded that corporation officials should use a machine to measure the micron level. There are around five manufacturing units in Trichy and Pudukkottai and they comply with the rules and manufacture only above 40 micron products, he said.

District collector Jayashree Muralidharan said that they had commenced the drive in two tourist spots and would extend it to other areas as well. But since it was purchased from other districts, they could not ban the manufacturing units. People are aware of the plastic menace and the enforcement would bring about a change, she said.

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