Canal leading to Adyar river clogged, polluted by sewage

Residents fling plastic packets full of garbage directly into the canal.\

One of the major canals through which excess water from Periya Eri drains into Adyar river at  Tiruneermalai is in a state of utter neglect. Choked to the brim with garbage, discarded plastic and waste from butcher shops, and further polluted by untreated sewage from houses and chemical effluents from nearby industries, the canal looks more like a sewerage than a drainage, said residents.

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