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    District to find place in gas grid

    TNN | Updated: Jun 5, 2018, 00:01 IST

    Notwithstanding the protests in parts of Tamil Nadu over gas pipelines and oil drilling, the Union government aims to make urban transportation in Chennai and Coimbatore cleaner and greener, by putting up a gas grid, by 2020.

    If the plans drawn by the government fructifies, public transportation vehicles in these two mega cities in the state besides 11 other districts would be fuelled by compressed natural gas (CNG) like in Delhi and Mumbai, instead of the dirtier diesel. Diesel sales will however continue uninterrupted.

    The key however, is the support from the state government, which is so far been lackadaisical to pipeline projects.

    “We have had interactions with senior government officials, more specifically with S Krishnan, (housing and urban development secretary) who has promised all support,” said Satpal Garg, member, Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board. The government has also written to the chief secretary seeking support for the City Gas pipeline project.

    “Every big city in India is on the gas grid. It is time for TN to come on the gas map as it is both cheaper and greener,” he said.

    Ennore is on the global energy map where a massive gas (LNG) terminal (taking in an investment of Rs 5,200 crore) is being put up by Indian Oil. “Gas will be available from September,” he said. “It is in the interest of the State that it supports the project.”

    The Centre’s plan is to cling the proposed City Gas pipelines to one of the two trunk pipelines -- Kochi—Kuttanad—Mangaluru and Chennai Ennore to Tuticorin--that go through the state. While the Kochi line, by GAIL, which passes through Western Tamil Nadu was stuck due to farmer protest, the Ennore-Tuticorin line has not progressed beyond Ennore.

    Bidding for the creation of gas grid is underway. Seven geo locations in 11 districts including—Chennai, Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur, Coimbatore, Salem, would be covered, it will benefit 72 lakh households and 2.8 crore people in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Within the union territory of Puducherry, three districts, viz., Puducherry, Mahe and Karaikal is open for bidding.

    The bids, which closes in July, will see contracts being awarded in October. “Ideally, in states like Telengana, the permission to the winning bidder is handed over in 30 days. The gas supplies should start in 2020,” Garg said.

    Each geographical area will require an investment of Rs 300 crore to Rs 500 crore over an eight-year period.








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      Kurichi lake to get a facelift

      Nivedha Selvam| TNN | Updated: Jun 5, 2018, 00:05 IST

      Coimbatore: The municipal administration department has decided to renovate Kurichi lake in Coimbatore, minister SP Velumani announced in the Assembly on Monday.

      The department will take steps to increase the storing capacity of the lake and also to increase underground water level, he said. Sewage treatment plants will be set up near the lake in order to treat sewage water flowing from several places into the lake, Velumani said, adding that the bunds of the lake will also be strengthened. “The lake would be upgraded to a green park of international standard. Footpaths for walkers, bicycle tracks, children’s park and playground will be set up around it,” he said.

      Musical fountains will be set up in front of the lake. Gymnasiums for men and women will be set up along with green pastures.

      Renovation of Kurichi lake is a part of the smart city project, an official from the city corporation said. “The project will be designed based on the fund allocation,” he told TOI.

      “Currently, the lake is maintained by the public works department (PWD). It will soon be handed over to the city corporation,” the official added. Under the smart city project, to get fund for lake development, one of the criteria was that the civic body should own it. The corporation, a few months ago, had passed a resolution and had sought permission to transfer the ownership from PWD.

      When Kurichi municipality was merged with the city corporation in 2011, the corporation had plans to set up a 2MLD sewage treatment plant to ensure that sewage water does not enter the lake.










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        Efforts on for green, plastic-free Coimbatore


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        COIMBATORE: Activities aimed at reducing plastic usage/waste and increasing green cover dominated World Environment Day celebrations in the city on Tuesday.
        Various institutes and volunteer groups came up with innovative ways to reduce plastic usage. They tried to upcycle plastic, planned to use it as construction material and gave free cloth bags to shops.

        Among them, city-based NGO Siruthuli set up PET bottle collection centres at popular restaurants, hospitals and halls. “Instead of dumping used plastic bottles in landfills, we decided to experiment by upcycling plastic. So we are requesting people to give used bottles to us. The drive will go on till June 10,” said NGO’s spokesperson Shruthi Suresh.

        Siruthuli also plans to try constructing a toilet using plastic bottles, which will be used instead of bricks for erecting walls. “We got the idea from a few eco-engineers and some videos. We will require around 2,200 to 2,500 bottles for this initiative and we plan to complete the toilet by month-end,” said Shruthi. “If successful, we plan to build a few more such toilets in the city,” she added.

        Ramalinga Nagar residents, who were already in the news for their initiatives to keep their area clean and plastic free, planted saplings in a reserve site at Nachimuthulayout. “We had cleared the site off overgrowth using a JCB and then planted around 30 trees,” said M S Vijayaraghavan, secretary of the Ramalinga Nagar Residents Welfare Association. “We also decided to deweed a children park in the area later this week,” he added.

        The residents also plan to donate cloth bags to shopkeepers in the area and reiterate the importance of not using plastic bags.

        The Tree Trust along with a few companies has selected 297 schools in Coimbatore as well as Pollachi and planted between five to 50 saplings in each schools. The planting ceremony at Devanga Higher Secondary School in R S Puram was attended by district chief education officer P Ayyannan.

        On the forest college campus, five teams of joggers called themselves ploggers (sic) and collected plastic debris strewn on their path. They formed each team with 20 people, who jogged through residential areas on the campus. A few members also planted saplings along Avenue Road and educated children visiting the Gass Forest Museum on the campus about the dangers of plastic to environment.

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          Tirupur corpn struggles to find site for dump yard as waste piles up

          Tirupur: With the frequency of removing municipal solid waste (MSW) reduced from one day to three-four days and denizens protesting against it, the city corporation is struggling to find an alternative place to set up a dumping yard.
          With a population of about 10 lakh, Tirupur corporation generates 520ton MSW per day. As per the solid waste management policy advocated by the Tamil Nadu pollution control board, local bodies should have a separate garbage dumping yard to segregate the waste, which should be recycled and reused.

          But Tirupur corporation does not have a designated dumping yard and has been using stone quarries to dump all kinds of wastes collected from the wards. Whenever local residents raised complaints against such temporary yards, the corporation would stop utilising the particular quarry and switch over to another.

          “Earlier, the corporation had started a few projects for producing manure from waste and also tried to create designated dumping yards. But all the projects, including the manure-out-waste project in Kovilvazhi, failed. Now, instead of using the waste for renewable energy projects, it is dumped in the open,” CPM district secretary S Muthukannan told TOI.

          Until recently, a stone quarry pit in Nallur was utilised for the dumping. After it became full, another quarry pit in Velliyangadu was used. As the road accessibility was poor to the Velliyangadu quarry pit, the corporation was having problems in dumping the waste there. Though the corporation decided on a quarry pit in Kanjampalayam, residents in the area opposed the move fearing that it would lead to pollution.

          Meanwhile, a senior corporation official said that the civic body will be using the Velliyangadu quarry for two to three months. “We are taking steps to find an alternative dumping yard and have identified a pit in Mudhalipalayam. Once we finalise it, waste collected in four zones would be divided into two and dumped in Velliyangadu and the new pit,” he told TOI.

          “The corporation had recently signed an MoU with the Central Leather and Research Institute to produce biogas from green waste, which would constitute around 100ton out of 520ton. We will recycle the remaining waste using some other projects,” the official added.

          “Apart from having a proper system to dispose or recycle waste, it is important to sensitise the people about reducing the solid wastes and also segregation,” said Muthukannan.

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            Linking UGD pipelines to STPs to be completed in 8 months


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            COIMBATORE: The city corporation is likely to complete the linking of sewer lines of underground drainage (UGD) from buildings to the three sewage treatment plants (STPs) in eight months.
            “We have laid pipelines in most of the areas and only the gap work for over 10km is pending,” said a senior official from the corporation.

            Most of the gap works that are to be carried out are in Trichy Road, between Singanallur and Ondipudur region, the official said, adding that they are currently doing the UGD work in Singanallur region.

            As the Trichy Road is one of the most congested roads in the city and the road after Singanallur region becomes narrow, the official said that the civic body would take at least six to eight months to complete the project.

            While the sewer lines were laid at an average depth of one meter in the centre of the city, the depth would be increased as the lines were laid towards the border limits, the official said.

            As the lines would be laid at the depth of three meters from Singanallur and hard stratum (hard rock) was found at that depth in the region, the official said that they will have to do control blasting to lay pipelines and they are planning to do during the night hours.

            “We have to be very careful while doing control blasting as it is a residential area and even a small mistake would create a big impact,” the official added.

            The project that was announced under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) has commenced during 2009 and around nine years later, the civic body has laid sewer pipelines for 572km across the city.

            The project was being executed in three phases and the sewer lines from the buildings in the city would be connected to three sewage treatment plants (STPs) – 70MLD unit at Ukkadam, 40MLD unit at Nanjundapuram and 60MLD unit at Ondipudur.

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              Collector, former SP awarded Nilgiri Conservation Award

              TNN | Updated: Jun 6, 2018, 00:28 IST


              Udhagamandalam: On World Environmental Day, collector J Innocent Divya and former superintendent of police, the Niligiris district, Murali Rambha were awarded Nilgiri Conservation Award for 2017 for their dedicated efforts to mobilize the participation of people to protect the ecology, culture and heritage of the district.

              “Their combined endeavour and team work in successful organization of the Summer Festival- 2018 in an innovative, participative and orderly manner have earned the affection and appreciation of residents of the hill station as well as visitors,” said Dharmalingam Venugopal, director of Nilgiri Documentation Centre (NDC), which along with Citizen Groups of Nilgiris presented the award in a function held at Hotel Sullivan Court on Tuesday.

              Receiving the award from Dr Vanaja Krishnan, a well-known paediatrician from the hill station, Divya said, “While I set my foot on the hills, I fell in love with it. Enforcement of laws in connection with environment is not easy, if people do not cooperate. So people’s support is the main reason for the successful implementation of banning of plastics, use of earth-movers and digging of wells.”

              The award carried a plaque, citation and portrait of the awardee by pencil sketch artist Gokul Gowder.

              Murali Rambha, who was transferred a week ago, will be given the award on later date.









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                Residents protest supply of sewage-mixed potable water


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                COIMBATORE: Residents of Thottipalayam village at Karavali Madhapur took to streets on Tuesday alleging that they had been receiving sewage-mixed water through potable water pipelines for more than 25 days, triggering health problems.
                The problem was faced by at least 500 families from Kongu Nagar, Mummy thottam, Chinnathottam and Pulliamarathuthottam areas of the village, said C Jayakumar, an activist. According to him, the light brownish water also stinks.

                “As most residents are daily wage labours, they are left with no other option but to consume the water,” he said and added that more than 10 people have contracted fever, nausea and diarrhoea recently because of this.

                The residents, who are supplied potable water from Pillur dam, pointed out that there would be leakages in sewer and drinking water pipelines as only these six areas of the village were getting sewage-mixed water. “We have a separate water connection,” they said.

                Pointing out that potable water was supplied to them once in 10 days, the residents said the quality of water had not improved, despite taking up the issue with village panchayat officials several times. “Every time, we raise a complaint, the officials would check the water at a few places and say the quality of water is good,” they added.

                Block development officer, meanwhile, assured to take necessary steps to check the source of sewage that is mixed with potable water.

                When contacted, the official said they were checking for the cracks in the pipeline. “As a temporary solution, potable water will be supplied from a pipeline near the bus stop in Thottipalayam for the next few days,” the official said.

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                  Shops on temples premises in city to be vacated by July

                  Coimbatore: From July, devotees wouldn’t find stalls selling prasadam or trinkets inside the temple premises as the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) department has decided not to lease them out henceforth as part of its measures to ensure the safety and convenience of devotees.
                  The auction to lease out the shops inside the temple premises is held every July, said HR&CE officials in the district. “Every year, we would complete the procedures by June and conduct the auction in July. But from this year, we have decided not to lease out the shops inside the temple premises,” said a senior HR&CE official, who didn’t want to be named.

                  Presently, shops are seen inside the big temples in the city such as Koniamman Temple on Big Bazaar Street, Thandu Mariamman Temple on Avinashi Road and Subramaniyaswami Temple at Maruthamalai. From July, they wouldn’t be there anymore. “The plan is to essentially shift the shops outside the temples to ensure the safety and convenience of devotees,” the official said, adding, “If there is space near these temples, the shops would be shifted to there.”

                  The state had recently decided to remove the shops inside the temple premises following the fire incident in Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai.

                  People, who run the shops at temples in the city, said while they face an uncertain future, the move was taken for the safety of temples. P Vijayakumar, 39, who runs a flower stall at Koniamman Temple in the city, said his lease would get over this month. “There are four shops in the temple. While officials have decided not to lease them out from this year, we are yet to decide on what to do in future. We feel the move is for good as it will ensure temples’ safety,” he said.

                  HR&CE officials said they have sent notices to the people, who run shops at temples in neighbouring districts, asking them to vacate. Officials had already removed two eateries at Soleeswarar Temple at Perunurai a couple of months ago.

                  “We have also asked shops in Erode temples to vacate,” the official said, adding, “Notices have been sent to the shops inside the premises of Nageswara Swami Temple at Vijayamangalam, Sellandiamman Temple at Perundurai, Ponkaliamman Temple at Thalayanallur and Venugopalaswamy Temple at Sathyamangalam.”

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                    Ofo cycles go off the road, may come back with nominal fee

                    Coimbatore: Ofo cycles will no longer be free for use as the company plans to charge a nominal amount for the usage of the bicycle sharing system. According to the city corporation, Rs 6-Rs 12 will be fixed as a nominal fee for per hour of usage.
                    As all the cycles went off the road on Wednesday, residents were surprised. A representative of the company when contacted said cycles are taken to repair stations on a regular basis. “Sometimes, they are taken in batches but this time, we have taken all the bicycles off the road for repair work,” he said.

                    As per smart city consultant, Subash Chandra, the cycles will be back soon. “The cycles are being recalibrated as we plan to introduce user charges. The apps will be updated, and the cycles will be fitted with necessary accessories that will calculate the distance and time of users. The users will now have to pay for using the cycles,” he said. He added that the smart city limited had sought a performance report from the company as it had been three months since the cycles had been launched.

                    Apart from Ofo, Mobike, a Chinese company, and Pedl of Zoom Cars will soon bring in their cycles too to the city to other areas such as Race Course, Saravanampatti and other locations.

                    There were rumours that due to vandalization and frequent damage to the cycles, it had been taken off road. The representatives said that generally, 1.5% of the total cycles were damaged every month and every day 2% of the cycles require minor repairs. “There were several complaints. Cycles were stolen but since our system is in place, we tracked them all down. One bicycle that was vandalized beyond repair in which the user painted it brown has also been recovered. Also, one cycle was almost taken outside the city but for that also we have filed a police complaint. We will tighten our vigil and create awareness,” said an executive of the company.

                    Once the cycles are back, one needs to reach to the cycle, scan the QR code on the cycle to unlock it. Once unlocked, the riders can take the cycle to any destination and end the ride on the application. The bill will be generated and deducted from the accounts or e-wallets. The system was earlier launched in four city-based institutions - Kumaraguru College of Technology, PSG Institutions, Bharatiar University and Coimbatore Institute of Technology - where 100 cycles each were deployed.

                    The other seven locations in the country that have the dock-less cycle sharing system are New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Indore, Coimbatore and Pune in colleges, residential localities and IT campuses. Ofo has been operating in more than 20 countries covering 250 cities.

                    There are totally 1,000 cycles in R S Puram and another 1,000 introduced in Saibaba Colony.

                    Corporation officials said that we had cautioned them about these issues. Even in European countries this is happening. In a few weeks’ time, the cycles will be back on the roads.

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                      Villagers hoist black flags to protest against polluting factories


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                      TIRUPUR: Residents of Anupatti near Palladam have observed the World Environment Day by hoisting black flags outside their houses as a mark of protest against two factories in the village. The residents allege that both the factories, one of them an unauthorized one, have been polluting the environment.

                      The factories are: an alloy and steel plant, which has been functioning for the past the five years and owned by Coimbatore-based steel bar manufacturer, and a carbon manufacturing unit, which, according to villagers, is running illegally without permits.

                      P Saminathan, a farmer, said, “The steel plant emits large quantity of smoke which affects air quality seriously. It causes health problems to people as well as cattle and black sediments of smoke settle on crops and fodder. As the problems persisted despite continuous outcries, many farmers have reduced cultivation and stopped feeding the cattle with fodders available near to the factory.”

                      “Many goats which had grazed in the lands near the plant became sick and some of them died of diarrhoea. People also suffer from respiratory related diseases and other health issues,” said another farmer P Kandasamy.

                      “We have been protesting against the plant for about three years and even requested the district administration to conduct a medical camp to check whether there are any serious health problems as claimed by us, but in vain,” said A Annadurai, a villager.

                      “The plant mostly emits smoke during night and the emission level would be less during the day to escape controversies. We fear that the pollution from both the factories would affect groundwater and soil in our village and surrounding areas,” Annadurai alleged.

                      On May 1, a special gram sabha meeting was conducted and a resolution was passed urging the government to close the plant.

                      Villagers, similarly, raised concerns about another private plant which manufactures carbon without any permission, and, according to them, it also pollutes the area.

                      When contacted, Tirupur south divisional environmental engineer A M Shanmugam told TOI, “The pollution issue was raised earlier. The steel plant has improved its position since then and smoke emission has been within permissible limits. We have planned to conduct another air quality test near the plant. In case of the carbon factory, the electricity connection was disconnected, but even after that it was being operated illegally. So, we have sought permission to seal it permanently.”

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