Chennai Green updates Useful for - Government

Plans for water canal restoration with multiple stakeholder support

Chennai civic body mulls Mambalam canal makeover with walkways and parks

Environment Ecosystems Sustainable Lakes & Rivers Lake & River Restoration

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Civic body consults international agencies on sustainable transport systems

Transport lessons for Chennai from London

Environment Sustainable Transport Conventional Mobility Efficient Transport Systems Efficient Multimodal Transport Systems Efficient Public Bus Transport Intra-city Buses

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Conference related to social innovation in technology and public policy

IIT Madras Hosts First Abdul Kalam Conference On ‘Sustainable Development At Sustainable Cost’

Society & Community Sustainable Education Sustainability Education for Communities Urban Communities

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Workshop highlights household water management strategies

Workshop highlights sustainable water management techniques for OMR residents

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Civic Body plans to set up reverse osmosis plants for efficient water management

Making Chennai a water-wise city

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Government initiates upcycling and reusing discarded clothes

Greater Chennai Corporation set to recycle textile waste

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Local Civic body uses creative ideas to upcycle or reuse segregated waste

Dry waste disposal to get smarter in Chennai

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Individual plants and maintains native saplings at science center

A little imagination in your corner is all it takes to green a city

Environment Ecosystems Biodiversity Urban Biodiversity Management

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Apartment complex recycles grey water

Canna plant may be able to solve your water woes

Resources Water Residential Water Sustainability Residential Water Recycling & Reuse Grey Water Recycling & Reuse

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Natural history of areas in city

City settlements draw names from their green past

Environment Ecosystems Biodiversity Urban Biodiversity Management

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Civic body plans to convert selected open spaces to parks

67 new parks in Chennai to give added areas more breathing space

Environment Ecosystems Biodiversity Urban Biodiversity Management

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NGO restores pond by de-silting and setting up embankments

9 system ponds in Ambattur get a face-lift, thanks to efforts of a Chennai-based NGO

Environment Pollution Control Water Pollution Control River & Lake Water Pollution Control

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Scientific lake restoration methods used by NGO to conserve urban water bodies

Another lake in Ambattur gets to hold water instead of garbage

Environment Pollution Control Water Pollution Control River & Lake Water Pollution Control

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Residents with support from civic body make plans to restore local lake

Polluted Korattur lake to be converted into eco-park, thanks to locals

Environment Pollution Control Water Pollution Control River & Lake Water Pollution Control

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Resident’s determination saves area’s freshwater source

Chennaiites come together to save Oragadam’s Thamarai kulam

Resources Water Surface Water Sustainability Sustainable Ponds & Lakes Management

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Local civic body grow grass coat over accumulated solid waste

Grass covers Athipattu dump yard, opens up green possibilities

Environment Waste Management Solid Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Management MSW Composting

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Civic body transforms local park into recreational hub

Mangal Eri project on revival mode

Environment Ecosystems Biodiversity Urban Biodiversity Management

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Civic body installs rooftop solar plant in a public school

Corporation school in Basin Bridge turns to the sun for energy

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Case Study on Residential Energy Usage

Chennaites use 60% power on cooling: survey

Energy Energy Efficiency Energy Efficient Processes Energy Auditing

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Innovative clean technology for water management

IIT-Madras sets up India’s 1st solar-powered desalination plant

Resources Water Sustainable Water Management for Communities Sustainable Desalination

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Civic body plans to restore urban freshwater sources with support from locals

Hyacinth out, sewer plugged, three water bodies restored

Resources Water Surface Water Sustainability Sustainable Ponds & Lakes Management

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Individual helps civic body to enhance solid waste disposal strategies

Converting waste to manure at the ward level: A first-hand account

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Civic department restores local lake into a recreational spot

Lessons from Chetpet: How to save lakes

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Water recycling measures introduced in metros

CMRL to recycle water from ACs in stations, use it for drinking

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Decentralization of waste management projects and initiatives by civic body

Zero Waste Chennai: Planning for a garbage-free city

Environment Waste Management Solid Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Management MSW Segregation

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Restoring historical rivers through community action

NDRF launches ‘Clean Cooum Campaign’ to restore polluted waterway

Resources Water Surface Water Sustainability Sustainable Rivers & Streams Management

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Local NGO engaged in habitat restoration of urban water bodies

Water bodies in Chennai get a new lease of life

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Start up empowers women with green food kiosks

Eco Kitchen serves up empowerment by providing women with green food kiosks

Resources Sustainable Food Local Food Food Co-operatives

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Zero-waste promotion by Apartment complex’s resident welfare association

‘Swachh Bharat’ award to a gated community in Alwarpet

Society & Community Sustainable Cities & Communities Sustainable Eco-communities

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State government launches retrofitted electric auto rickshaws

TN CM launches country's first retrofit electric auto rickshaws in Chennai

Environment Sustainable Transport Electric Mobility Battery-based Electric Mobility Electric 3 Wheelers E-rickshaws Retrofit E-rickshaws

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Corporate invests in plastic free packaging

Eureka Forbes opts for eco-friendly packaging

Resources Sustainable Materials Sustainable Wood, Pulp & Paper Sustainable Packaging

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Individual’s innovation stops trash from reaching oceans

Ex-mariner’s innovation has stopped 30K tonnes of trash from reaching the ocean!

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Civic body sets up infrastructure for electric buses

TN govt inks pact with German bank to purchase eco-friendly buses

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Environmental friendly solution for leather industries

Central Leather Research Institute’s eco-friendly leather technology set to go abroad

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Resident welfare association invests in composting machines

Regal Palm Gardens residents at Velachery compost green waste

Society & Community Sustainable Cities & Communities Sustainable Eco-communities

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Restored water body open for public

Discover mangrove forests inside Chennai’s Adyar Poonga

Environment Ecosystems Biodiversity Urban Biodiversity Management

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Resident Associations ensure sustainable green cover increase

A “forest” raised in a burial ground with Miyawaki method

Environment Ecosystems Biodiversity Urban Biodiversity Management

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Civic body supplies composted manure to farms

Corporation ropes in farmers to sell manure made at its compost centres

Environment Waste Management Solid Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Management MSW Composting

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Equipment bought for composting large volumes of wet waste

Corporation shows way with big compost garden in its building

Environment Waste Management Solid Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Management MSW Composting

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Local civic body invests in vermi-composting structures

St Thomas Mount sets up vermicompost yard

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Civic body turns waste composting yard into mini forest

Civic body turns waste composting yard near Chennai into a mini forest

Environment Waste Management Solid Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Management MSW Recycling

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Civic body plans to decentralize waste management

Chennai Corporation plans to decentralise waste management

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Local civic body experimenting with organic home cleaning alternatives

Panchayat in Chennai's suburbs turns fruit wastes into organic toilet cleaner

Resources Sustainable Materials Sustainable Consumer Chemicals Sustainable Household Chemicals Green Detergents & Cleaning Chemicals

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Report on centralized waste management by Civic Body and Industries

Waste and the city: What I learnt at the Venkatamangalam composting yard

Environment Waste Management Solid Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Management MSW Composting

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Residents transform nearby wasteland to green park

From dumping ground to public park: Besant Nagar residents show how!

Society & Community Sustainable Cities & Communities Sustainable Eco-communities

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Recharge wells in residential areas

Recharge wells: solution to flooding and water scarcity

Resources Water Ground Water Sustainability Rain Water Harvesting

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Community driven river restoration and design project

Share your ideas for reviving Chennai’s Buckingham Canal

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State of art environmental labs in educational institutions

CUBE, Environment Lab of IIT Madras to be launched in May

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Resident groups take up freshwater source restoration and maintenance measures

Citizen groups are reclaiming Chennai’s water bodies

Society & Community Sustainable Cities & Communities Sustainable Eco-communities

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Government initiates zonal level recyclable waste collection

Chennai corporation adding colour to garbage cans

Environment Waste Management Solid Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Management MSW Segregation

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Civic body initiative for decentralization of waste management

Chennai mapping its waste infrastructure

Environment Waste Management Solid Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Management MSW Recycling

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Plans for improving ecology and recreational spaces through eco-river restoration

Third phase of Adyar eco-restoration to begin soon

Resources Water Surface Water Sustainability Sustainable Rivers & Streams Management

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Resident Associations, Civic Body clean public spaces

Open space near Mandaveli MRTS station gets fresh life, thanks to sustained efforts of resident associations

Environment Pollution Control Land Pollution Control Plastic Pollution

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Innovative waste management strategies in educational institutions

This is how our college campuses say no to plastic

Environment Waste Management Solid Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Management MSW to Energy MSW to Liquid Fuels

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Military station boasts of restored water bodies, recycling plants and rooftop solar systems

Once thirsty, Chennai Cantt now a model for others

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Start Up digitizing waste disposal with smart garbage bins

IIT Grad’s Innovation ‘Smartly’ Clears Out Overflowing Garbage Bins!

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Green measures taken up by city temple

Temple shows the way to greener future with biogas plants

Environment Waste Management Solid Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Management MSW to Energy MSW to Heat

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Waste segregation practises in Residential Colony

Nochikuppam: one step away from achieving an improbable zero-waste status

Environment Waste Management Solid Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Management MSW Segregation

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National park's excellent space to show urban forest conservation

Enter the jungle: Where in this busy city would you find 150 species of birds?

Environment Ecosystems Biodiversity Urban Biodiversity Management

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Green buildings to dominate IT industry’s offices in the western peripheries

New TIDEL Park at Pattabiram to be a 25-storey green building.

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Local nature conservancy to preserve area’s biodiversity

Conserving Adyar’s biodiversity

Environment Ecosystems Biodiversity Urban Biodiversity Management

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Civic body’s native tree plantation drives attracts diverse bird life

A combination of planned and natural greening on ECR

Environment Ecosystems Biodiversity Urban Biodiversity Management

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Research Institution to involve locals in sustainable conservation of ayurvedic heritage

MSSRF introduces programmes to promote community conservation and utilisation of biodiversity

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Weaver’s association uses natural fibers to produce saree

When saris go green using natural fibres

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Educational institution modernized with sustainable facilities and green space

Anna University shows the way in water conservation

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Terrace gardening at government schools

Chennai: 100 corporation schools to grow vegetables for noon meal

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Individual effort prompts civic body to invest in waste management in public spaces

Corporation starts composting at Krishnapuri Park

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Residential water management initiative in public spaces

Residents join effort to harness rainwater

Society & Community Sustainable Education Sustainability Education for Communities Urban Communities

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Temple tanks filling up due to clean up efforts

Temple tanks promise long-term benefits for neighbourhood

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Places of worship go green and sustainable

Green worship: These Chennai temples show the way by composting floral waste

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Reduce water wastage during transportation

Chennai: Smart dispensers to save water spillage

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Local NGO spreads awareness on urban wildlife conservation

For 17 years, this Chennai fisherman has rescued hundreds of turtles from trawlers

Environment Ecosystems Sustainable Oceans Sustainable Fishing in Oceans

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App on local flora developed by Government Official

A ‘green’ app to fix Chennai’s water woes using century-old research on trees

Environment Ecosystems Biodiversity Urban Biodiversity Management

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Converting plastic waste to fuel

Chennai couple develop new tech, turn 150 tons of plastic waste into low-cost fuel

Energy Renewable Energy Waste to Energy Waste to Energy through Pyrolysis

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Resident Association invests in roadside rainwater harvesting systems

Chennai folks harvest rainwater along roadside to recharge groundwater!

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Civic body to restore urban water bodies, temple tanks and install rooftop solar panels.

Water recharge, clean energy projects nearing completion

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Civic Body signed a global pact on greening public transportation

Chennai first in India to enter e-bus network model

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State government to start electric buses in selected routes

Chennai looks at a battery-powered future

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Study of civic body initiatives in tackling food and kitchen waste

Three bio-CNG plants to treat 300 tonnes of bio-waste in Chennai

Energy Renewable Energy Bio-energy Bio-energy for Heating

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Female organic farmers supported by civic body’s initiative

Govt initiative in Chennai supports female organic farmers

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Places of worship start waste management measures

Temples go back to basics, say no to plastics

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NGO helps schools and temples focus on solid waste management

Living with a ban on plastic: Tips from P Natarajan, Namma Ooru Foundation

Environment Waste Management Solid Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Management MSW Recycling

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Study of measures related to urban water security and conservation

Recycling water Chennai’s only hope

Resources Water Surface Water Sustainability Sustainable Ponds & Lakes Management

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Corporate and NGO team up to revive local freshwater source

Three ponds in Perungalathur get a new lease of life

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Educational Institution pioneers sewage treatment technology

Recycle and reuse: Plan to convert 260 MLD sewage into freshwater

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State government plans to restore city's natural wetlands

Pallikaranai marsh: Chennai’s only surviving wetland ecosystem

Resources Water Surface Water Sustainability Sustainable Wetlands Management

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Decentralized waste management projects and initiatives by the civic body

Zero waste Chennai initiative kicks off in Anna Nagar

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Individual’s effort in urban water management

Chennai water crisis: 71 year old ‘Rain Man’ helps hundreds recharge their groundwater

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Eco-entrepreneurship practices taught at educational institution

Women’s Christian College is teaching women to be entrepreneurs and eco-warriors simultaneously

Society & Community Sustainable Education Sustainability Education for Colleges & Universities

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NGO involved in habitat restoration of water bodies

This former Google employee is on a mission to restore lakes across India

Environment Pollution Control Water Pollution Control River & Lake Water Pollution Control

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Traditional and organic alternatives for eco-friendly living

City youth showcase their entrepreneurial skills at the Chennai Corporation’s Kuppai Thiruvizhai

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Cycle sharing systems set up at selected metro stations

Smart bike stations at 15 new locations in the city

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Ambulance for trees offers maintenance and plantation services

Chennai gets a tree ambulance to relocate and revive trees

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Climate studio to be set up in educational institution

Anna University to get climate studio for climate change and adaptation research

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Educational institution has enhanced remotely operated vehicle (ROV)

Indigenous ROV developed in Chennai conducts climate change studies.

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Governments to install rooftop solar systems on public buildings

Greater Chennai Corporation’s 662 buildings to get solar panels under Smart City Program

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Government to launch solar research center at educational institution

Government to launch Solar Energy Harnessing Centre at IIT Madras for research on solar cells.

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Residential rooftop solar potential case study by civic body

All you need to know about rooftop solar power connection for your Chennai home

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Electric Vehicle Manufacturers develop fast charging solution

Ather Energy to set up 55 charging stations in Chennai

Environment Sustainable Transport Electric Mobility Battery-based Electric Mobility Electric 2 Wheelers Electric Scooters Retrofit Electric Scooters

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Rooftop solar plants to be installed in International Airport

Chennai airport’s main runway to be powered by solar panels

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Government establishes research center to support coastal communities

IIT Madras launches CoE in climate change impact on coastal infrastructure

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Individual receives award for determined tree plantation efforts

The ‘Tree Man of India’ is leading the charge against global warming, one tree at a time.

Environment Ecosystems Biodiversity Urban Biodiversity Management

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Case study of Urban region’s expansion over the decades

Looking beyond the Chennai city, at the Chennai watershed

Resources Water Surface Water Sustainability Sustainable Ponds & Lakes Management

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Civic body invests in rooftop solar panels on metro stations

3 more Metro stations in Chennai get solar power plant

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Selected metro Stations get eco-friendly features

14 CMRL Underground Station receive IGBC’s Platinum Rating

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Local Body plans water canal and basin restoration with international support

Sustainable restoration for Kovalam Muttukadu Basin, Mambalam Canal

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Resident welfare association implements water and waste management strategies

80 Chennai Families Create Sustainable Street, Win Green Award by TN Govt!

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Individuals construct plastic whale using trash

A whale of a waste management initiative

Environment Waste Management Solid Waste Management Plastic Waste Management Plastic Recycling

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Educational Institution develops portable pyrolysis unit

A ward-level solution to plastic waste using pyrolysis

Environment Waste Management Solid Waste Management Plastic Waste Management Plastic to Oil

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Resident Associations implement successful models of waste, water and energy conservation measures

Eco-friendly Chennai residential communities felicitated with Green Awards

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Corporate revamps nearby lake through innovative technologies

In drought hit Chennai, ICF lake in Villivakkam remains an oasis

Resources Water Surface Water Sustainability Sustainable Ponds & Lakes Management

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Scientists study oil degrading enzymes found at oil spills

Chennai lab develops microbes to eat away oil spill

Environment Pollution Control Water Pollution Control Ocean Pollution Control Oil Spills in Oceans

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Intra and Intercity Railways Stations have rooftop solar plants installed

Central railway station all set to tap solar energy

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Local government canteens to use biogas plants for cooking fuel

RA Puram biogas plant revived, powers Amma canteen

Energy Renewable Energy Bio-energy Biomass Pyrolysis

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Case study of water mis-management in urban regions

How Chennai lost its water, a story that should worry you

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Voluntary organizations engage in sapling growth and maintenance

Redrawing Chennai’s lake restoration map

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Digital water meters to be installed in commercial establishments

Soon, Chennai residents will pay water bill based on usage

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Case Study of Shrinking Urban Wetland

From 50 sq km to just three in 30 years: Chennai’s Pallikaranai marsh is just about to vanish

Environment Ecosystems Biodiversity Urban Biodiversity Management

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Air pollution sensors installed in selected locations

TN government to instal 25 air quality monitoring stations

Environment Pollution Control Air Pollution Control CO2 Emissions Control

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Case study of river restoration measures

TNPCB to help restore Chennai rivers

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Civic body to set up waste management infrastructure for businesses

Chennai civic body wants FMCG firms to buy back plastic waste

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Strict bio-medical waste disposal Rules set by Central Government Body

Chennai's bio-medical waste disposal to be monitored monthly by 16-member committee

Environment Waste Management Solid Waste Management Hazardous Waste Management Biomedical Waste Management

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Bio-catalyst developed for leather treatments by Government

CLRI’s biocatalyst cuts effluent discharge during leather processing

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Government’s electric bus scheme doing rounds in the city

TN Chief Minister flags off first electric bus in Chennai

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Efficient management of food storage and delivery supply chain

Chennai Startup WayCool Gives You Fresh & Healthy Food, Helps 35000 Farmers Earn More!

Resources Sustainable Agriculture Smart Farming Precision Farming

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Rooftop solar plans for International City Airport

Land identified for solar panels at Chennai airport

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