CHENNAI: Imposing of consequences, seizing automobiles and registering cases have didn’t deter private agencies from dumping creation debris in the Adyar river.
On Saturday, a non-public vehicle dumped a large amount of debris at the banks of the river near Kasi Theatre in Jafferkhanpet.
V Gopalakrishnan, a metropolis-based totally civic activist, filmed the incident and despatched it to officers. “It turned into around 8 am once I noticed this lorry dumping debris into the river. This is not the primary time this has passed off. We have visible private lorries eliminating particles into the river numerous instances,” he said.
An organization engineer, in the rate of the region, stated that within the final three months, they’d encounter 3 such incidents.
“In one case, we levied a penalty of five,000. We seized the car involved and booked a case against one person. But there was no deterrence. They hold to dump debris.”
Illegal dumping is in particular rampant close to Udhayam Theatre in Ashok Nagar and on Anna Main Road additionally. “We had appointed a watchman and a conservancy staff to be aware automobile numbers involved inside the illegal act,” the engineer said.
“Violation got here down after we hooked up sheets and blocked these regions. We plan to talk about with highways and public works departments and installation a gate close to Kasi theatre to make sure automobiles can not sell off debris there,” said a respectable.
Despite places being marked to dump debris there, organizations retain to flout norms and offload particles wherever they please, say activists and citizens.
According to officers, due to the fact January 2017, almost 4,648 unlawful dump websites have been recognized and residents were fined.
As in line with norms, on every occasion a building is demolished, agency charges a hundred and ten in line with sq. From the building owner as a license rate for demolition. Owners are answerable for the clearance of the waste.
Builders in the metropolis said they normally employed contractors to perform demolition and remove waste.
The corporation is but to name for tenders for putting in place a construction and demolition waste recycling plant at Athipattu and Pallikaranai. But those contractors sell off them illegally in water bodies and rivers.
“The hassle is many buildings might be unauthorized so they can not touch us for clearing it and thus unlawful dumping,” stated a legit.
Corporation commissioner G Prakash stated he could investigate the difficulty and installation a machine to stop this.
CHENNAI: The first man to the Indian subcontinent may additionally nicely have come to the south and there was now some proof to help this concept, stated minister for Tamil professional language, Tamil culture and archaeology K Pandiarajan on Monday. While it’s far extensively believed that first man got here from Africa and settled inside the Indus Valley, the excavations in Attirampakkam indicate that he can also well have come deeper to the south, said Pandiarajan.
Corroborating his statements with the findings from the pre-historical Attirampakkam website online in Thiruvallur district, the minister said the paleolithic tools like the stone awl weapons that were excavated from the location had been determined to belong to a duration among 3.75lakh years to 1.75lakh years ago.
“The Sharma Centre for Heritage Education headed via archaeologist Dr. Shanti Pappu has been taking part with us throughout its four-segment excavations, beginning in the year 2015,” Pandiarajan instructed TOI. The duration becomes calculated using the technology called ‘Luminescence dating’, said to be more reliable than carbon relationship, said the minister.
“At Attirampakkam, the earliest layers, have proof of a way of life known as the Acheulian (Lower Palaeolithic), marked through characteristic tools like handaxes and cleavers. These are much like the ones in parts of Africa, West Asia, and Europe,” said Dr. Pappu. “Our excavations found out equipment showing a transition to a segment referred to as the Middle Palaeolithic that dates from round 380,000 to round 172,000 years at Attirampakkam. We estimated this by way of luminescence courting,” she said.
The luminescence courting, executed at the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, measures the amount of mild emitted from energy saved in sure rock sorts and soil to attain an absolute date. Dr. Shanthi’s findings have been posted within the British multidisciplinary scientific magazine Nature in 2018.
The minister spoke about the excavations in the nation assembly on Monday during the controversy on needs for grants for his departments. “During the World Tamil Conference meet these days held in Chicago, the researchers said the paleolithic equipment and other findings at the website online (at Attirampakkam) have been not less than three.75 lakh years antique. The complete web page has particular urban making plans that dates returned to before the Indus Valley Civilization,” Pandiarajan advised the assembly.
On the continued Keeladi excavations, the minister stated carbon dating consequences confirmed the findings of the vintage metropolis dated returned to 600BC.