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our WATERMoreKrishnaChennai asks for more Krishna water to last untilmonsoon. The city has received a steady flowof Krishna water, sufficient to meet drinking waterneeds of residents for little over a month.Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/article3718662.ece

our CityRoute681Chennai Transport Corporation by numbers:Depots: 25Vehicle Fleet: 3421Route: 681Employees: 22594Passengers per day: 56.93 lakhSource: Government of Tamil Nadu. 200813, Table 3: The Growth: Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Chennai) Ltd. March 31, 2010

our green4.5 %of its area under green cover.The city has an estimatedSource: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parks_in_ChennaiThis Green square is 4,5 %of the Hole Poster

our WATERPumpitIndia draws more groundwater than anyother country. The 230 cubic kilometresthat it pumps each year account for over aquarter of the world total.Source: http://www.economist.com/node/16136354

our WATER5MinutesThe water availability in Chennai is 65 Litre perCapita per Day, which is equivalent to a 5 minshower in total. The Indian supply norm is at135 Litre – double!Source http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/chennai/bigger-city-little-water-341

our WASTEA BlockJaggeryEveryday 3200 MT of garbage is collected and removefrom the city. Chennai has the highest per capita per daywaste generated in India – 500 g per day of which 50 %is organic waste. 500 g is the regular size for a block ofjaggery!Source: http://www.eai.in/mlist/archives/19_jul_2010.html

our CityGigantic600,000With an area of 150,000 m², the Chennai MofussilBus Terminus is considered as the biggest bus terminusin the world. 600,000 people holding postersof this size are needed to visualise 150,000 m².Source: Government of Tamil Nadu. 200813, Table 3: The Growth: Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Chennai) Ltd. March 31, 2010

our CityMovieStar,MovieStarKollywood is India’s third largest film industry interms of films produced. The Tamil film marketaccounts for approximately 0.1 % of the grossdomestic product (GDP) of the state of Tamil Nadu.Source: (PDF) Annual report 2011. Central Board of Film Certification, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

our WASTE80,0 %CooummasalaThe Cooum River is 80 % more pollutedthan a treated sewer.Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooum_River

our WATERIt nearly takes five times as much waterto produce a glass of orange juice as a cup of tea.Source: http://www.economist.com/node/16136354

our WATERDon’ttouch41,0 %59,0 %itChennai’s Surface Water Pollution is by 59 %.Source: http://www.cccindia.net/maria-delhi.pdf

our WATEROurWATERThe Government has the right over bilateral riversand river-valleys - absolute rights over naturaltanks and lakes and has the right to regulatepublic tube-wells and wells - but no rights regardingartificial water bodies or wells on privateowned land.Source: Rethinking water privatization, Privatization in the water supply sector in Chennai, India, Legal Background, page 27, Minor Thesis by NielsZoeteman,October 2010, Irrigation and Water Engineering Group, Wageningen University

our CityRudolfDieselTamil Nadu ranks first nationwide in diesel-basedthermal electricity generation with a nationalmarket share of over 34 %.Source: http://www.cea.nic.in/reports/monthly/executive_rep/feb12/27-33.pdfhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Diesel

our CityPull,PullOnce there was a question if the current size ofChennai Metropolitan Area of 1,189 km² shouldbe expand to 4,000 km² or 8,000 km² – the finaldecision is out now: 8,878 km² – up to eight times!Chennai 2023 > Expandable City or Rubber City?Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-08 10/chennai/33136791_1_expansion-plan-cma-sq-kmhttp://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/article3821858.ecehttp://m.ibnlive.com/news/push-to-expand-chennai-metropolitan-area/280911-62.html

our CityNambikkaiThe 373 years old Chennai – ranks staggeringlyhigh among those with a disagreeable climate,a formidable mosquito-to-man ratio and anindestructible population of the most audaciousflies. Yet, we still want to live here. Why? Nambikkai!Nambikkai is at the core of one person’srespect for another.Source: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/article3801113.ece

our HouseBhoot-Bangla2001 2006 2011 2016 2021Population 7,040,616 7,896,230 8,871,228 9,966,636 11,197,763Households 1,619,000 1,754,718 1,971,384 2,214,808 2,488,392Total HousingDemand62,520 193,638 413,012 659,479 927,151Source: http://www.cmdachennai.gov.in/Volume1_English_PDF/Vol1_Chapter05_Shelter.pdf, Table No. 5.2: Projection of Housing Demand in CMA

our CityAndWomen?Driving auto-rickshaws is a male-dominated profession– as many as 51,463 auto drivers are men –and just 150 women drive 50 auto-rickshaws in thewhole of the metropolitan Chennai.Source: http://boocci.com/the-story-of-an-auto-rickshaws-in-chennai

our WATERLost inTransitChennai has a very old network leading to 40 % to50 % leakages apart from high pilferages. Furthermorenearly 30 % to 40 % of water is lost in transit.Source: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/chennai/chennai-worst-saving-water-782

our WATERCopacabana?Marina Beach is the second longest beach in theworld, after Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.Source: http://www.citehr.com/104044-you-know-these-facts-about-chennai-tamil-nadu.html#ixzz24axhyUqf

our WASTEcleanenough?Chennai generates around 3200 tonnes of waste per daySource: Nidhi Jamwal in: Down to Earth, Publication Date: 30/01/2007

our CITY1 Zurichevery10 yearsChennai grows by 400.000 people every 10 year2001 4.216.2682011 4.681.087Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chennai

our WATERTHIRSTY?Chennai has the lowest water availabilityper capita of any large metropolitan area in IndiaSource: Srinivasan, V., S. M. Gorelick, L. Goulder: The Integrated Water Paradigm: A New Approach to Water Supply in Developing Cities:Case Study of Chennai, India (Hydro Program in Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford University)

our cityBicycleRaceChennai has the highest two-wheeler population in IndiaSource: http://www.expat-blog.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=94135

our CitySuspended Particle Matter levels as high as1470 mg/m³7 Timeshigherthan WHO norms of200 mg/m³Source: The Comprehensive Traffic and Transportation Study for the Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA)

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