Articles by A Francis

A Francis is the President of Federation of Thoraipakkam Residents Welfare Associations.

In 2011, the Thoraipakkam Village Panchayat was incorporated into the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) limits and the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) rolled out schemes promising piped water supply and underground sewage system for the residents in the area. The move brought hope to the residents as we had waited for these basic amenities ever since we settled here in the 90s. But our anticipation turned to dismay as even after more than 10 years, these schemes remain merely on paper β€” incomplete on the ground. Read more: High TDS in water supply affects Valmiki Nagar residents…

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