Chennai Green updates Useful for - Ordinary you and me

Chennai engg grad invents simple test to check authenticity of organic food!

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Small steps to make your office space greener

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Chennai civic body mulls Mambalam canal makeover with walkways and parks

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This startup is building shared mobility for corporate campuses and townships

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Rent,reuse,reduce with cutlery in Chennai

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Chennai lake serves as model waterbody to activists of other States

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Dry waste disposal to get smarter in Chennai

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Organic food & rainwater harvesting: Chennai woman’s zero-waste house is goals

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Canna plant may be able to solve your water woes

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Did you check emissions from your new vehicle?

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Demand for green bags up, small units to get big deals

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City settlements draw names from their green past

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Ayapakkam resident's tree-planting initiative has been going from strength to strength

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

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

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Another lake in Ambattur gets to hold water instead of garbage

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Chennaiites come together to save Oragadam’s Thamarai kulam

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Grass covers Athipattu dump yard, opens up green possibilities

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A small but effective green family planted more than 1,200 saplings

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Mangal Eri project on revival mode

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Smart city funds to support rooftop solar projects

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From Chennai to Mumbai on a solar-powered tuk tuk

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Chennaites use 60% power on cooling: survey

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Perungudi residents have big plans for their lake

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Hyacinth out, sewer plugged, three water bodies restored

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IIT-Madras students to help manage garbage in Chennai

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

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Lessons from Chetpet: How to save lakes

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Medmix:Celebrating 50 years of a handmade tale

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

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Zero Waste Chennai: Planning for a garbage-free city

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NDRF launches ‘Clean Cooum Campaign’ to restore polluted waterway

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Water bodies in Chennai get a new lease of life

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

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‘Swachh Bharat’ award to a gated community in Alwarpet

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Chennai’s Garden Store meets the green needs of the urban space

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An eco-friendly test drive with Ather

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Cycling from K K Nagar to Pondy to create awareness on pollution

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Regal Palm Gardens residents at Velachery compost green waste

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Discover mangrove forests inside Chennai’s Adyar Poonga

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Corporation begins selling manure in malls

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How animator Jegadha nudges change about managing waste

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Corporation shows way with big compost garden in its building

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St Thomas Mount sets up vermicompost yard

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

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Chennai Corporation plans to decentralise waste management

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

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He walks to stay trim, he picks up plastic on the way

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Global Adjustments Foundation comes up with cloth bag-making initiative

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Soon, take in city’s sights on a cycle

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

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Besant Nagar offering us a few lessons about species adaptation

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Elliot’s Beach Road in Besant Nagar gets recharge wells

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Recharge wells: solution to flooding and water scarcity

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Share your ideas for reviving Chennai’s Buckingham Canal

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Citizen groups are reclaiming Chennai’s water bodies

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This Fashion Week, focus on sustainable clothing

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This Chennai woman gives a tour of her garden to everyone who comes home

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TN woman helps schools, anganwadis build edible gardens for students!

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Chennai corporation adding colour to garbage cans

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Plastic-free wedding: Chennai family shows the way!

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Going green: Schools put zero waste action in plan

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Want to learn about recycling and segregation? Attend a garbage party

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Sustainable Transport: When a workforce cycles to office

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Connecting urbanites to safe food and sustainable farming

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

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MadrAsian will you give you a dining experience that will leave you environmentally woke

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Technology driven solutions for a thirsty Chennai

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Kabadiwalla Connect: going the e-way for waste management

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

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Home gardeners tips for the summer

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Chennai chefs join hands with farmers for organic brunch

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Chennai's Sante Spa Cuisine shines the limelight on clean eating

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Redwood Montessori returns with seventh organic fair

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

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

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Here’s what you must know before you plant another tree in Chennai

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17-year-old girl helps Adyar, RA Puram go plastic-free

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How Chennai’s Theosophical Society maintains its greenery even in the summer

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Orgain Farmers Market launches new outlet to mark completion of five years

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Growing 50+ veggies & fruits at home, Chennai woman makes her own organic soaps!

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Gardening makes this couple’s old age fruitful

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Lessons from a school garden: Growing fruits and vegetables to composting!

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Zero-waste homes have been a way of life for these Chennai women

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When saris go green using natural fibres

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Man gave up corporate job to grow organic food

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Here is a guide to a Chennai eco-spot-hopping

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Chennai boy’s love for gardening now helps city folks grow their own food!

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Have you tried the Miyawaki method of afforestation?

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Want a low-cost, green & gorgeous office? Award-winning architect makes it happen

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Chennai woman plants everything from strawberries to brinjals and beans.

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Chennai ranks fourth among Indian cities with 313 projects for going green

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Corporation starts composting at Krishnapuri Park

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Residents join effort to harness rainwater

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'Punnai' trees make a comeback with the help of locals

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Temple tanks promise long-term benefits for neighbourhood

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

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Terrace garden at Corporation office in Mylapore

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Well done! Stories of how reviving old wells can benefit residents

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Zero waste homes for a clean and green city

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Plastic ban inspires a Chennai man to develop eco-friendly alternative to plastic straws

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

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73 year old man turns 200 acre land into organic farm

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Want to set up a terrace garden? Let Chennai’s top terrace gardener guide you!

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Chennai folks harvest rainwater along roadside to recharge groundwater!

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Grown over 35 years, Chennai man’s home forest has 350+ of India’s rarest plants

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Chennai startup’s army of microbes cleans & saves water!

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This Chennai city apartment saved over 30,000 litres in just an hour

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How to raise a farm in an urban nook

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Chennai looks at a battery-powered future

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Govt initiative in Chennai supports female organic farmers

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Terrace garden blooms at this ‘zero waste’ home in Chennai

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Heights of Hydroponics: Meet the Chennai man who grows 6,000 plants in 80 sq ft space!

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Chennai's Farmer and Co puts together organic produce from many States

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Temples go back to basics, say no to plastics

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Connecting sustainable start-ups

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Going zero-waste may not be as difficult as we think; here’s why

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

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Three ponds in Perungalathur get a new lease of life

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Chennai company comes up with innovative device that cuts water consumption by 95 percent

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

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On a cool jaunt inside an eco-friendly house

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The sparrow saviour who distributed 1700 nests across India

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Chennai supermarket embraces environment-friendly banana leaves to wrap veggies

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

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Meet the zero-waste Chennai family growing 50+ varieties of organic veggies

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Trashman: Garbage collection from houses in Chennai goes hi-tech

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Man quits corporate career to embrace indigenous architecture and build eco friendly homes

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Chennai couple collects discarded bottles, upcycles them into gorgeous art

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Chennai architects design and retrofit homes to make them eco friendly

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ChooseMyBicycle gears up to become a one-stop shop for all your cycling needs

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Chennai couple undertake epic 500-km cycling tour across Europe

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Smart bike stations at 15 new locations in the city

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Chennai gets a tree ambulance to relocate and revive trees

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

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Ather Energy to set up 55 charging stations in Chennai

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4 Chennai Restaurants Ditching Plastic For Sustainable Alternatives!

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Meet the man who recycles junk into art

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IIT Madras is modifying an eco-friendly construction material to make affordable homes in India

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Looking beyond the Chennai city, at the Chennai watershed

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Three ponds in Perungalathur get a new lease of life

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Chennai Architect Reuses Waste, Uses Mud & Timber to Build Green Homes!

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Conscious consumerism with sustainable fashion

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Eco-friendly soaps with skin-loving ingredients

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A giant step towards sustainable living

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Trust in Chennai shows how eco-friendly weddings can be achieved

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Pallikaranai apartment shows the way towards greener living

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3 more Metro stations in Chennai get solar power plant

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14 CMRL Underground Station receive IGBC’s Platinum Rating

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Young student champions of sustainability from a Chennai school

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

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A whale of a waste management initiative

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Sustainable waste processing at Sri Asthika Samajam

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Water saving innovations in Chennai

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Ecoindian’s zero-waste grocery store in Chennai

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Chennai homes go for eco-friendly Kolus

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A ward-level solution to plastic waste using pyrolysis

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Eco-friendly Chennai residential communities felicitated with Green Awards

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Minsarathai Semippom Initiative: Small steps for big change

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As Chennai Struggles For Water, This Man Has Enough For 6 Months!

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

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Chennai corporation to tap BARC technology to restore Villivakkam lake

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Central railway station all set to tap solar energy

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Ather Energy Launches New Compact Home Charger Ather Dot

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SOWA Apartment in Pallikaranai turns goes solar to power common facilities

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Eco-friendly Vinayakas make inroads into Namma Chennai

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RA Puram biogas plant revived, powers Amma canteen

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

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Redrawing Chennai’s lake restoration map

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Soon, Chennai residents will pay water bill based on usage

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

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TN government to instal 25 air quality monitoring stations

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TNPCB to help restore Chennai rivers

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Chennai civic body wants FMCG firms to buy back plastic waste

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

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Chennai to see 100 women-driven electric autos soon: Yasmeen Jawahar, CEO, Makkal Auto

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IIT-M to install air quality monitoring equipment

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TN Chief Minister flags off first electric bus in Chennai

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