23 September 2006

Renovation



This Tank on the southside of Arunachala has been drained of water and is currently being cleaned and deepened under the Urban Renewal Plan of Tiruvannamalai City.




This Tank on the southside of Arunachala has been drained of water and is currently being cleaned and deepened under the Urban Renewal Plan of Tiruvannamalai City:

Scope of the project: The repair and renovation of Water Bodies.

'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 a conducive atmosphere for worship and pilgrimage.'

2 comments:

Divyakka said...

How wonderful that there are people out there who actually take notice of such things, and push for ACTION to be done before it is too late!

Arunachala Living said...

Thats right and it only takes a few people to start something up and then it snowballs. The renovation of the Asta Lingams - very important to Arunachala - came about from Moopanar Swami's efforts and the whole reforestation thing is a result of an Australian lady of about 25 years ago Apeetha Arunagiri. Amazing how it has grown.