8 July 2006

Urban Renewal Plan

"Urban Renewal Plan of Tiruvannamalai city" in collaboration with Anna University, Municipality and TNUDP attempts to regenerate sacred water bodies that are presently acting as sewage ponds by use of pisi culture and biological treatment and solid waste management by use of composting and vermi culture and preparation of counter/topography map and base map.

Scope of the project:-
The ecological balance is upset and natural environment of the town is gradually on the decline. The Annamalai hills, which was covered with vegetation a couple decades ago, now looks barren and the soil erosion is heavy during rains. The physical development of the town, which was harmonious in nature as that of the temple town, now has given way for mushrooming of commercial activities and encroachments of open spaces. The number of water bodies considered to be holy, apart from having been useful to maintain the water table in the town till some years back, are now being completely polluted with mixing of sullage and sewage, besides being misused.

In many of the tanks, major portion is encroached and water containment has become very much limited, which has resulted in constant depletion of ground water, apart from polluting the air, land and ground water. The soil erosion in the hills has resulted in silting and damage of the drainage network system, and in many of the roads, the drains are filled with silt and are completely choked.

The situation warrants a major intervention in order to improve the physical and natural environment of the town. A correction in development in the form of Urban Renewal is a basic requisite to enhance the living conditions of the people and to provide conducive atmosphere for worship and pilgrimage.

The Objectives of the project are:-
Decentralized Solid Waste Management including recycling and conversion into manure.
Construction of Storm Water Drains with rain harvesting measures.
Repair and renovation of Water Bodies.
Waste water recycling and decentralized treatment
Base map for Tiruvannamalai showing all existing features and contour levels
For fuller information on the Urban Renewal Plan of Tiruvannamalai please check out link:


Divyakka said...

The link did not work for me. Did anyone else report problems on it?

Arunachala Living said...

Sorry the link is not working for you. It's okay on my computer. When I go out next I will check the link at an Internet Shop - and see if there's a problem. Once again thanks for your input Divyakka.