Tag Archives: Chennai Rains 2015 and Working Class

The City to its People: Can the Working Class reclaim Chennai?

The working class of Chennai, especially those living in slums are not new to temporary displacement during rains. Every year, the slum dwellers find themselves in temporary shelters depending on the sympathy of the local officials, unions and NGOs to … Continue reading

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Report on Survey of Losses Sustained during Chennai Floods demands adequate compensation

Press Statement Chennai: A group of concerned citizens involved in relief work post-Chennai floods, 20015 undertook a sample survey of 610 households (including migrants) across the city to assess losses suffered/damages incurred to homes, goods, occupational tools and also to … Continue reading

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From Frying pan into the Fire: The plight of Chennai’s slum dwellers since the floods

Public Hearing on Slum Evictions The government of Tamilnadu, in accordance with the Central Government’s wish that encroachments along water bodies are removed at the latest, has moved in with great vigour to remove slum dwellers from river banks and … Continue reading

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Chennai Floods, Evictions and Livelihoods : Stories from Kannagi Nagar and Ezhil Nagar

Sensing an opportunity brought by the floods, the State Government has scaled up the eviction of working class families from slums in the city to suburb rehabilitation settlements inspite of protests by various movements and unions, who are demanding safe … Continue reading

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Floods, Livelihoods and Restoration: Report from Marakkanam

Marakkanam is located on ECR 110 km south of Chennai, and is home to large salt pan lands. Thozilalar Koodam team visited the area to learn about the damage done by the floods. There have been losses at various levels. People … Continue reading

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The Day We Stood As Equals

Venkat T It was the deluge. I had long expected heavy showers and flooding rains and prepared the house for it. But nothing prepared us to the intensity of the rains that unfolded that early morning hours. Within a few … Continue reading

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