Tiruchirapalli

Ensure recycling of water in business establishments: Collector

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Collector A. Annadurai on Tuesday urged civic body officials to encourage business establishments in the town to adopt waste water recycling.

Chairing a meeting at Thanjavur Corporation to review the progress of Smart City projects, under which rejuvenation of water bodies within the Corporation domain have also been taken up, he directed town planning wing officials not to grant plan approvals if there was no provision was rainwater harvesting.

He also directed officials to initiate steps to encourage and ensure compliance on the part of hotels, boarding and lodging houses, commercial complexes and other business establishments, where considerable amount of water was being used on a daily basis, with the recycling intiative.

The Collector also reviewed progress of planting of one lakh saplings in the Corporation domain and the works taken up under the Smart City programme.

Earlier, he inspected the ongoing infrastructure development works implemented by the civic body at Pookkollai in Malligai Nagar, opposite to Thanjavur Medical College, and the carriageway widening work of Old Thiruvaiyaru Road and bridge construction work across the Vadavaru.

Interacting with residents of Malligai Nagar, Mr. Annadurai enquired about drinking water distribution and streetlighting facilities in the area.

Later, he directed the civic body officials to institute a separate phone number to receive public grievances relating to drinking water distribution and other basic requirements.

Corporation Commissioner Janaki Ravindran and senior officials of the Corporation accompanied the Collector during the inspection.

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