CM Palaniswami says river restoration for Chennai
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami said that the rivers in Chennai restored with the cost of Rs 2,371 crore for the coming four years. Eco the restoration of Adyar and Cooum rivers are under the aegis of Chennai River Restoration Trust. “A detailed project report has been prepared to arrest sewage flow into Cooum and Adyar rivers and Buckingham canal,” he said.
The CM said “The state government will evolve a comprehensive policy to confront the challenges and prevent pollution of water bodies and reuse treated sewage for industrial and other needs”, he said.
A project report would be prepared to increase the groundwater table and find long-term solutions to augment water sources, besides reuse 260 million liters of sewage after a trough tertiary treatment, Palaniswami said. And also same projects reports would also be prepared for Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Salem and Trichy corporations he said. He also added that “The uniform scheme will be extended to Dharmapuri, Namakkal, Ramanathapuram, Salem, Tiruvannamalai, Tiruvarur and Virudhunagar districts at Rs 6.51 crore,” the CM said. Restoration of 1,133 Anganwadi centers will be taken up at Rs 22.66 crore, he said. And Rs 11.55 crore will be increased for the annual maintenance for Anganwadi. The CM said, “with the support of the horticulture department, vegetable gardens will be set up in 9,915 Anganwadis at 4.915 crores, he said.