‘Encroachments in Chennai suburb to be removed’

Speaking to News Today, Govindarajan said, “The tank is under the maintenance of the Public Works Department.
It was satisfying agricultural needs for the past 30 years.” “However, all that is now a thing of the past, after the Municipality started dumping waste on its Southern side.
This led to a fall in the catchments during the rainy seasons”, he pointed out.
Residents of Radha Nagar are hence facing a acute water scarcity for the past few years,” he said.
The case is still at court.
Apart from it, Rs 15 crore was sanctioned for this PWD tank and Keelkattalai tank for carrying out improvement works.
“In the absence of agricultural activities, the tank can be used to conserve rainwater for drinking and other purposes.
It can be developed as a hangout spot too, to attract more visitors and generate additional revenue,” he suggested.
Once this is done, the process of removing them will be initiated”.
This news report is based on the inputs of Govindarajan P R, a resident of Chrompet.

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