Monday, August 27, 2007

Disaster awaiting to happen

The old municipal buildings around the bus stand in the Lawrence Road.
With the first floor of building in dilapidated condition, disaster is very much imminent. Of course the safety of the pedestrians is at stake.

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Commercial complex in busstand premises in dilapidated state

Thursday, August 23, 2007

SPIC unit in Cuddalore closed

SPIC Pharma-one of the worst polluting unit in Cuddalore SIPCOT is closed as the company failed "to comply with the pollution control norms" fullstory>>

Monday, August 20, 2007

Cuddalore SIPCOT units flouting pollution control norms

“SIPCOT units flouting pollution control norms”-The Hindu

CUDDALORE: Chemical units in the SIPCOT Industrial Estate here are flagrantly violating pollution control norms. Effluents are being discharged in a crude manner, posing health hazard and serious ecological problems, according to the State Legislative Assurance Committee.
The stench was so overpowering that a couple of committee members started vomiting. Despite persistent efforts by environmentalists, social activists and the judiciary pollution of all kinds — air, water and soil — laxity in enforcement had emboldened the units to violate the norms, he said full story>>

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Underground drainage work

Underground drainage construction work is in progress in various parts of Cuddalore. It don't appear to be like a work for underground drainage system. As far as I have seen some cement pipes are being laid in small trenches. Progress of the work is very slow.

Related link:
Underground drainage system draws flak-The Hindu

Underground drainage construction work in Seetharam Nagar.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Independence Day Celebrations

The entrance path to the event at the Anna Stadium

The flag post awaiting for the event.

The event is ready with the uniformed men awaiting for the guard of honour. At the right extreme is the white jeep which gives the visual treat only twice a year (Republic Day and I-Day).

Flag hoisting going on.

The colourful gas balloons reaching heights.

Salute to our tri colour.

The District Collector Rajendra Ratnoo giving away benefits to the people.

The people witnessing the event.

One of the cultural show by the Municipal Higher Secondary School students.

The Gandhi and Nehru at the event.

The Public Relations team of the District Administration responsible for the smooth running of the event.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Another leak in CUSECS pipeline reported - SACEM

Cuddalore, 1 August 2007: Another leak in the CUSECS pipeline from pump 2 to 3 was reported at about 2 pm yesterday from SIPCOT Cuddalore. The leak was reported from the pipeline 50 meters from the southern boundary near Ustad Biotech at Periyakaraikadu village. The effluents spread over 10 feet in the surrounding area; though the effluent was colourless it had a strong rotten dead body odour ranked above 5 on a scale of 1 to 10. According to the local sources the odour caused nausea and stomach rumbling.

The CUSECS officials intervened upon the knowledge of the leak at about 5 pm and repaired the pipe. Leak in CUSECS pipeline is a common feature, according to the TNPCB officials directions have been given to CUSECS to repair its entire pipe structure.