M Prathap, a chemical engineering graduate who has cleared the UPSC exam in 2017, will be the new corporation commissioner of the Coimbatore district. Earlier, he served as sub-collector in Harur, Dharmapuri Dt. and as an Additional collector in Tiruvannamalai Dt.
His priority is to improve the basic amenities of the city for better living standards, conduct routine field visits to quicken up the pending and proceeding projects, and resume the weekly grievances meeting in the presence of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, elected representatives and officials.
Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation (CCMC) decided to turn scraps into sculptures. The corporation-owned buildings were dumped with scrap materials, and abandoned old vehicles occupied 30 per cent of the space.
The dumped scraps have eaten up space and creates sanitation problems. The sculptures made out of waste will be kept in public places, which will soon be selfie spots. Turning scraps into sculptures with the collaboration of private and other organizations will be undertaken soon.
Dump yard and corporation’s management:
CCMC takes several actions to transform Coimbatore city better place to reside. As per the sources, 300 to 400 tonnes of garbage were collected from the 100 wards of the corporation daily and dumped in the 650-acre Vellalore dump yard over the past ten years.
Coimbatore corporation, along with Communitree, a Chennai-based Environmental NGO, will plant around 15,000 trees and saplings on two-acre of land at the Vellalore dump yard and turn it into a bio-diversity park. The project will cost around Rs. 60.11 crores. The initiative will take place on World Environment Day (June 5). The theme is “only one earth”.
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