Chennai on Resilient Cities List

The Chennai Corporation has come up with a revised plan to keep the Marina beach clean by engaging 120 sanitary workers to exclusively maintain the 4-7 km stretch from Napier’s Bridge to Light House. “Poor maintenance has dragged the Chennai Corporation into litigation with the National Green Tribunal besides prompting newspapers to publish critical reports,” the resolution read. The Corporation also announced that Chennai has been selected for the 100 Resillent Cities (100 RC) Centennial Challenge, a $100 million initiative to build urban resilience in world cities promoted by the Rockefeller Foundation (RF). With promised supply of ‘significant resources’ to the civic body, RF would share its expertise and help leverage funds from private sectors predominantly. As a member of the 100 RC Network, is would gain knowledge of successful resillience models implemented world over.

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