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Keeping streets neat and clean; TAKSRA of Mandaveli makes a difference

April 28, 2016

TAKSRA makes a differenceHere is a good example of a residents’ association serious about making its neighborhood clean and green.

The example has been set by TAKSRA – Thiruveedhi Amman Koil Street Residents Association in Mandaveli.

This colony is located in a mixed locality — a euphemism for TNSCB tenements next to private housing and has had to face issues of pot-holed roads, abandoned vehicles, strewn garbage, open HT cables, special urine spots, reserved night drinking dens.

In Oct 2013, some of the residents gathered and resolved to take efforts in making a difference. Work in the last twenty four months has seen a phenomenal change, say residents.

Thiruveedhi Amman Koil Street West now has a fresh bitumen top, neatly laid out footpath and a litter- free locality. Huge clay pots and a specially designed trench along the footpath add a green touch.

This transformation was brought about by sustained efforts and unity among residents.

Street meetings in sylvan environs are now the new norm at TAKSRA. Emboldened by the positive strides, TAKSRA now has now set up  a bio-compost stations in each resident block so that all the green waste (wet waste) is processed for manure. Manure which was a big cost head till recently, is now being met by output from the compost stations.

  • Reported by M. K. Ramkumar and K. L. Bala Subramaniam, residents of Thiruveedhi Amman Koil Street, Mandaveli

April 28, 2016

Mylai Thiruvalluvar Thamizh Sangam celebrates its 30 years; April 30

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Chitirai Thiruvonam festival at Sri Madhava Perumal Temple from tomorrow

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April 28, 2016

Campaign to adopt abandoned pedigree dogs

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New bookstore offers Thamizh fiction, non-fiction

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April 27, 2016

Garage cafe promoters seek ‘moto’ stuff to decorate the place

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April 27, 2016

Mylapore Trio celebrate K. Sumukhi’s birth centenary

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Renovated geriatric block inaugurated at Andhra Hospital

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Fr. Rayanna passes away in San Thome

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Summer camp; yoga, jewellery design, dance, theatre

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Brahmin Assn unit in Mandaveli hosts meet with AIADMK candidate

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