Ad Here  
April
May
June
July
August
September
 
 
Doing business is not so easy in Chennai This dabba has a cure for all your ailments Keep in touch, anytime anywhere Tambaram tracks…. Chevrolet Sail U-VA Launched Hey Chitti! please take my order TTV stumps all Ennore Port excels International conference on saving energy, environment Boozing and driving Meters return to the metro Need for an integrated approach to medicine He made Ranganathan Street so crowded... Realty bytes Sathyabhamasat propels ahead The auto gets a remake Green energy, not really green? Car-free Bessy Hawker’s paradise gets a permanent place Bewailing monsoons the new fad Force Motors’ two new SUVs Chennai gets its Imax The sweet killer Education a cause of concern Know the start-ups in the city CMRL takes off till airport Indian of the Year Reality Check Overflowing garbage Water wars begin Book your water tanker Million landmark and Rs. 200 crore influx by Yamaha Chennai, the noisiest city Yes, you are safe! Black outs will be knocked out Prithika Yashini takes charge... Technology handshakes with sanitation Thrills for the holiday season Building highs and lows Water woes Chennaites lose 7 crore to debit card frauds Yamaha in the news Chennai airport to become solar-powered The sunshine and the shadow side of this digital era India’s first 3D Museum It’s so cool! North Chennai booms SGRI – a global research centre for building materials Murugappas-focus on consolidation A budget that butted into deficit Vanakkam Chennaiyin FC Read before you buy... Chennai to Bengaluru as quick as pizza delivery Chennai Metro looking for revival Chennai teachers rank low Metro mania The worst is yet to come City Corner-June Talk your way and land in a job How to roast 45 human beings alive Apollo targets a third of CV tyre market A praiseworthy peer recognition Tamil Nadu Premier League launched A sweet marketing splash by Pattappas Star studded city I know nothing else but cinema... Colourful welcome at the Saidapet station State VAT leads to inflation: a study India’s first online-only bicycle brand Outlays and outcome – the long gap Indian media-operators of democracy Technologists to rescue An industry institution link… Must visit of 2014 A skinny affair Cricket comes calling to Chennai Frontier Mediville attracts Japanese investments Metro chugs the green way It is not only your noodle... Arnold visits Chennai Chennai soon to get an Aerospace Park 377 yet young Safe Trac-keeps track on your safety K7’s Entrepreneurial Odyssey Engineering colleges lose lustre Online approval of layout plans Coimbatore backs up for Chennai When Marina became the Tahrir Square Is Chennai now the accident capital? Medical miracle! Self-sufficiency in dredging... City Corner A feast for book worms Missing, but not missing the top spot Chennai Silks in flames Raj Bhavan opened the gates for public From trash land to tourist spot Kollywood’s Mahabharatha Aviation sector to grow three times... When the crowd will miss the roar Perplexing communications Google street view’s India competitor Working space for women by woman 60 years of cultural and economic ties A new technique to treat dry sewage Planning the right energy City Corner - Chennai Two friends trigger a change The curious case of Evgenii Berdnikov The underground don zips through Maruti Suzuki wins NIQR award Paranjoy on crony capitalism Nilam threatens the city The 20-year itch of Hindujas ends When Chennai became Venice Mexico opens Consulate in Chennai The sweet tooth of the city Pocket Therapist finds mention in Forbes Presto! Bravo! City Corner Metro chugs through the city
 
Bewailing monsoons the new fad

The onset of northeast monsoon continues to cause waterlogging, power and traffic problems and deaths, bringing back terrible memories of the 2015 floods. It takes much less rainfall to flood a city now.  A lot of this has to do with poorly planned urbanisation with little regard to encroachment of water bodies, natural reservoirs and drainage systems. Lakes in the city have been unable to retain excess rainwater.  Groundwater is being extracted at an alarming 185 per cent to quench the city’s thirst.  Legislation and orders have failed to prevent illegal groundwater extraction. The absence of measures to conserve the excess rainfall like rainwater harvesting and percolation ponds have turned the coastal aquifers saline. Nothing is to discount the effect of climate change and global warming on the city. ISRO has warned that 3,209 square km of Tamil Nadu’s coast would be submerged over the next 50 years. Ten lakh people are in danger of submergence in Chennai alone. Chennai must join hands, not to pray for lesser rainfall, but to combat these real threats and lead pro-environmental measures. 

Author :
Reported On :
Sector :
Shoulder :
RELATED NEWS
ABOUT IE
IE, the business magazine from south was launched in 1968 and pioneered business journalism in south. Through the 45 years IE has been focusing on well-presented and well-researched articles. When giants in the industry stumbled to keep pace with the digital revolution, IE stayed affixed embracing technology.
Read more
 
PRIVACY POLICY
Economist Communications Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
Read more
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You agree that your use of this Website and the purchase of the magazine will be governed by these terms and conditions.
Read more
 
CONTACT US
S-15, Industrial Estate,
Guindy,
Chennai - 600 032.
PHONE: +91 44 22501236
EMAIL: indecom1968@gmail.com