Until April this year rain was not much of a bother for residents of Kanniga Parameswari Nagar and Murugan Nagar, off Nanjundapuram Road. The storm water drain that the Coimbatore Corporation had constructed a few years ago had served the residents well by draining away the rain water. But after the Corporation took up in February this year the work to repair storm water drain and completed the work by April, the residents had had trouble whenever it rained. “Overflowing sewage from the repaired drain carried silt on to road making slushy the roads in both the localities,” rues S.R. Marudachalam, a resident. Black, slushy roads with slippery surfaces are what they get to see the morning after rain, adds B. Vinodh Kumar, another resident.“The residents cannot step out of their houses. We are forced to walk on the drain margins to move from one end of the road to another.”The residents say after the Corporation’s repair work, the rain water or sewage did not … [Read more...] about Sewage overflowing from storm water drain troubles residents
Sewage problem in barbados
At a time when the state government is attempting to convert government schools across Punjab into smart ones, a pond of sewage water near the Government Senior Secondary School at Ullana village in Ghanaur block is posing serious health and life threats to over 540 students.Over one acre land near the school premises has turned into a pond of waste water and a dumping ground. The pond water emits foul smell and has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and snakes, thus posing threat to lives of residents.The pond is situated outside the schools on an adjoining land. A broken wall, which used to separate both the lands, has further increased the risk.A school teacher, pleading anonymity, said that the village panchayat had allotted around one acre land to the school a few years back.“Since allotment of the land, the state education department and the Patiala administration have failed to take possession of the property. Due to this delay, … [Read more...] about Pond of sewage water in Patiala village poses serious health, life threat
Youth initiative Beach Please cleans up 1,500 tonne garbage from Mithi riverfront in Mahim; says volunteers are hard to come by and urgent government intervention is needed. A group of youngsters has shown the city that cleaning up the notoriously filthy Mithi river is not impossible. After a year of relentless voluntary clean-up, the youth initiative Beach Please has removed 1,500 tonne of garbage from a 500-mt expanse on the river’s Mahim-end. They weeded out plastic, discarded clothes, food waste, coagulated industrial effluent and human faeces to unearth clean sand, without assistance from any government agency. Leading the group is 21-year-old Malhar Kalambe, who spends his weekends cleaning the city’s coastline with his friends. Kalambe founded Beach Please in 2017 after a short vacation on a pristine beach in Bali. When he compared the sight of Mumbai’s beaches after Ganesh Utsav with his holiday spot, his mother asked him not to complain if he couldn’t … [Read more...] about Mithi clean-up campaign shows 1st sign of success
On 3 August 1835, somewhere in the City of London, two of Europe’s most famous bankers came to an agreement with the chancellor of the exchequer. Two years earlier, the British government had passed the Slavery Abolition Act, which outlawed slavery in most parts of the empire. Now it was taking out one of the largest loans in history, to finance the slave compensation package required by the 1833 act. Nathan Mayer Rothschild and his brother-in-law Moses Montefiore agreed to loan the British government £15m, with the government adding an additional £5m later. The total sum represented 40% of the government’s yearly income in those days, equivalent to some £300bn today. You might expect this so-called “slave compensation” to have gone to the freed slaves to redress the injustices they suffered. Instead, the money went exclusively to the owners of slaves, who were being compensated for the loss of what had, until then, been considered their property. … [Read more...] about When will Britain face up to its crimes against humanity?
Sydney has been named the cocaine capital of Australia in a groundbreaking report that analysed raw sewage to reveal shocking drug trends across the country. Hillbilly heroin and the deadly opioid fentanyl were at 'concerning' levels of use, while alcohol and tobacco consumption was highest in the Northern Territory. The report also revealed the extent of ice use across the country, particularly in rural cities, with the nation consuming on average one hit of the drug per 28 people. Australia ranked second in the world for methamphetamine use - behind only Slovakia - based on data available from comparable sewage testing. Sydney has been named the cocaine capital of Australia in a groundbreaking report The report analysed raw sewage to reveal shocking drug trends across the country The report took samples from 51 sewage treatment plants across Australia to get a snapshot of over half the population and was released on Sunday morning. It was compiled by the Australian … [Read more...] about Sydney drug users snort TWICE the amount of cocaine than people in any other capital city – as it’s revealed one in 28 Australians take meth
Mile after mile of sewer pipe exists beneath our cities. This infrastructural network provides critical waste management, and MIT thinks it can do even more: better educate us about public health–through poop. advertisement advertisement MIT Senseable City Lab–an urban innovation research group– and ALM Lab–a team investigating the human microbiome–launched Gangnam Poop: Underworlds in Seoul, an experimental “smart sewage” platform that attempts to extract health information from human waste. Using a robot named Luigi–after the Super Mario Bros. character that ventured into underground tunnels to vanquish his enemies–MIT researchers collect sewage samples and then analyze their bacterial and chemical composition. The hope is the data will reveal insights about the health of whole communities, which public-health agencies can use to understand macro trends, like how epidemics spread. In a way, the Underworlds project is … [Read more...] about What Super Mario Bros. Is Teaching MIT About Cities