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TAKSRA - an award winning eco-conscious resident welfare community


Residents welfare association in Mandaveli working towards neighbourhood cleanliness and green measures

Product or concept

Identified issues in their street and worked on community driven environmentally conscious initiatives.

Problem being solved

  • Their street attracting unlawful activities.
  • The streets’ residents facing public and environmental infrastructure challenges.

Process or technology involved

Tied up with organisations in the city to cater to priority environmental/infrastructure  challenges such as

  • Plastic waste segregation
  • Composting
  • E waste disposal
  • Poor maintenance of public infrastructure
  • Safety concern
  • Improper Water Management

Sustainability benefits

  • Lowered wet waste sent to landfills due to composting.
  • Plastic waste is collected and recycled responsibly
  • E-waste collection recycles electronic good in a sustainable manner.
  • Conditions of hygiene in sidewalk and pavements have been improved.

User segments that will benefit

  • Resident Welfare Organisations
  • Sustainable Waste Management Organisations
  • Municipal Corporations

People or organizations involved

TAKSRA (Thiruveedhi Amman Koil Street Residents Association)

People: KL Bala Subramaniam, M K Ramkumar

Innovations or USPs

TAKSRA is the only association representing a street as a whole, which is a much bigger community.

Related engineering, science or business topics

  • Waste Management
  • Sustainable Communities

Awards & recognitions

Received Green Award from Tamil Nadu State Pollution Control Board, 2019.

Who can contribute or get involved?

Residential housing complexes.

NGO’s working in waste/water management domains

Other interesting highlights

Complete segregation happening has made the street bin-less.

Currently employ street gardener for maintenance of street side plants.

Association located at:



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80 Chennai Families Create Sustainable Street, Win Green Award by TN Govt! : The article takes one through the different initiatives set up by the resident welfare association.

Chennai road dons new avatar : The article explains how TAKSRA takes responsibility and maintains the public infrastructure in its locality.

Make a visit to get a first-hand experience

TAKSRA (Thiruveedhi Amman Koil Street Residents Association) : For more information regarding the resident welfare association, you can contact them through their Facebook page.

Involve yourself/participate in activities

TAKSRA (Thiruveedhi Amman Koil Street Residents Association) : They regularly update their facebook page with events and activities. You can also get in touch with them through the contact details listed in their page.

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Ewaste Chennai : The company helps in e waste recycling and disposal. For more information, you can contact them through their website.

Dr. Jayshree Vencatesan : She specialises in conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecological restoration, with a special interest in wetlands.

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Experiment through do-it-yourself projects

3 thoughtful ways to conserve water | Lana Mazahreh : The TED video explains how 3 simple hacks to conserve water at homes can go a long way in managing water in a city.

Waste Management Residential - Plastics 1-7 Accepted : The video explains how to segregate different types of waste at homes.

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Learn more

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