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A road to remember a municipal commissioner during British rule

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The Hindu        18.05.2017  

A road to remember a municipal commissioner during British rule

The road at Hasthampatti that was named after John Charles Pritchard. The name has been spelt wrongly on the signage.E. Lakshmi NarayananE_Lakshmi Narayanan;E_Lakshmi Narayanan  

The 112th memorial day of John Charles Pritchard (1849 to 1905), who died while serving as Salem municipal commissioner, was observed here on May 12.

Popularly known as J.C. Pritchard, Barrister at Law, the road connecting Sarada College Road and Cherry Road was named after him as ‘Pitchards Road’. The name, however, has been spelt wrongly on the signage as “Pitchard”.

During the British rule, he served as the municipal commissioner and took serious efforts to prevent the outbreak of malaria, cholera, which were deadly diseases during the 19th Century. He was instrumental in opening health clinics in the city and ensured that there was no outbreak of the diseases. A famous lawyer, who actively involved in social services, he died of illness on May 12, 1905. As a mark of tribute to him, the municipality named the road after him.

On August 11, 2011, when members of Salem Historical Society cleaned the bushes in the British era Christian cemetery in Peramanur in the city, they found the grave of Pritchard. The concrete-structured grave was found in a dilapidated condition. Members of Salem Historical Society urged the district administration to take steps to preserve it as a monument.

 

Corporation asks apartments to manage their wet waste

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The Hindu        18.05.2017  

Corporation asks apartments to manage their wet waste

Coimbatore Corporation has asked apartments to manage their wet waste and hand over to it only dry and recyclable waste.

In a release issued on Wednesday, the civic body said apartments could either go in for biogas plants to process the wet waste or turn it in to manure. They should either handover only dry and recylable waste to the Corporation, or sell these to recyclers.

As for households, the Corporation said it would collect the dry waste at their door-step but it should be segregated from the wet waste.

The directive on the wet waste was part of the Corporation's efforts to comply with the Central Government's directive to promote segregated waste collection from World Environment Day on June 5. The release also said that commercial establishments should also hand over waste only after segregation. The civic body issued the release after the Corporation Commissioner K. Vijayakarthikeyan held a meeting with senior officials.

 

Corporation seizes plastic bags

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The Hindu         18.05.2017 

Corporation seizes plastic bags

Coimbatore Corporation officials on Monday seized plastic bags near Oppanakara Street. According to sources,

officials found a person carrying three bags of plastic carry bags of less than 30 micron thickness. The bags weighed 120 kg.

 

 


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