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Salem Corpn. to begin smart city project with storm water drains, water bodies

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The Hindu          19.07.2017  

Salem Corpn. to begin smart city project with storm water drains, water bodies

A drainage channel under construction in Salem.E.Lakshmi NarayananE_Lakshmi Narayanan;E_Lakshmi Narayanan  

The Salem Corporation has proposed to kick-start the smart city project by concentrating in forming storm water drains and rehabilitating water bodies.

Corporation Commissioner R. Satish held discussion with the senior officials on finalising the programmes under the smart city project recently. The programme will be implemented in two phases - first phase will focus on area-based development and the second phase on pan city.

On the occasion, Mr. Satish said that the Corporation has prepared a project report of forming storm water drains and laying new roads at an outlay of Rs. 122 crore.

For the implementation of the first phase, the 690 acres surrounding new bus stand and VOC Market have been identified with the guidance of the Centre and the preference of the city residents. The Corporation will create pucca infrastructure in these areas, besides implementing the projects of traffic management.

Particularly under the area-based development programme, the Corporation will accord priority for the implementation of drinking water projects, solid waste management and forming storm water drains.

The Bengaluru-based TATA Consulting Engineers Limited appointed as the consultant by the Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Development Fund has already prepared a project report.

The report contained details of rehabilitation of lakes and tanks, rainwater harvesting structures, and repairing and maintenance of sluices of water bodies.

Besides the senior officials of the Corporation, officials of the Public Works Department, Fire and Rescue Services Department, Tangedco, Revenue, Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board, representatives of service organisations, residents welfare associations, traders bodies, transport operators associations, and lorry owners association also participated in the meeting.

 

Notices served on 225 people to clear mosquito breeding sources

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The Hindu           17.07.2017

Notices served on 225 people to clear mosquito breeding sources

Health Department initiates action following viral fever outbreak in different parts of Salem

The Health Department has served notices on 225 persons to clear mosquito breeding sources in their households and business establishments, following the viral fever outbreak in different parts of the district.

The health department has launched various precautionary measures on a warfooting across the district for the past couple of weeks following the reported death of a few people due to mysterious fever in the rural parts of the district.

Rapid response teams

The department has formed special rapid response teams to monitor the situation in all the 20 blocks in the district.

These teams have been camping in the rural areas and conducting medical camps, besides organising counselling sessions.

According to K. Poongodi, Deputy Director of Health, mosquito breeding sources were being destroyed in Salem Corporation, four municipalities, 33 town panchayats. The department served warning notices on 225 people for their failure to destroy the mosquito breeding sources in their households and business premises.

Meanwhile, J. Meghanath Reddy, Sub-Collector, Mettur, conducted surprise check in the Government Hospital, Omalur on Saturday.

A few deaths have been reported in Omalur and surrounding areas due to mysterious disease in the last few days. A few women and children have been admitted to Omalur Government Hospital.

Mr. Meghanath Reddy inspected the maternity ward, emergency ward, operation theatre and made enquiries with the doctors on the dengue prevention measures and the treatment given to the patients admitted with viral fever.

He also made enquiries with the patients and their relatives on treatment being given to them.

Corporation Commissioner R. Satish inspected hotels, tea stalls, and other shops functioning on the premises of the new bus stand on Saturday.

Later, Mr. Satish visited Meyyanur areas and inspected the work of desilting of open drainages.

Mosquito breeding sources are being destroyed in Salem Corporation, four municipalities, 33 town panchayats.

K. Poongodi,Deputy Director of Health

 

Waste segregation scheme launched in Komarapalayam Municipality

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The Hindu        17.07.2017  

Waste segregation scheme launched in Komarapalayam Municipality

Electricity Minister P.Thangamani (left) handing over the containers to the residents of Komarapalayam municipality in Namakkal on Saturday.THE HINDUDIPR;DIPR  

Minister Thangamani donates Rs. 5 lakh to procure 47,832 green and blue plastic containers

The Komarapalayam Municipality has introduced source segregation of biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste under its solid waste management programme.

Electricity Minister P. Thangamani donated a sum of Rs. 5 lakh to the Municipality for procuring 47,832 green and blue plastic containers to be distributed to the 23,916 households in 33 wards of Komarapalayam municipality.

Speaking during the launch of the scheme here on Saturday, Mr. Thangamani explained the steps taken for the creation of infrastructure in the municipal limits.

He said that underground drainage works and drinking water scheme works were progressing fast in the municipal limits. Once these works get completed, all the roads in the town will be re-laid, he said.

The municipality has accorded priority for supplying drinking water in all the wards. Steps have also been initiated to ensure that all the eligible people were covered under the different welfare schemes of the government. The present regime was evincing keen interest in implementing all the welfare and development schemes launched by former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, the Minister said.

M. Asia Mariam, District Collector, presided over the function. R. Maheswari, Municipal Commissioner, and others spoke.

Inaugurated

Earlier, the Minister inaugurated the projects to construct a couple of anganwadis at Avarankadu in Pallipalayam municipality at an outlay of Rs. 15.46 lakh and two cycle sheds at Government Boys Higher Secondary School in Komarapalayam town at an outlay of Rs. 10 lakh from his MLA Local Area Development Fund.

 


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