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Welcome to ECCO!

ECCO aims to promote awareness, responsibility and activism in environmental matters among citizens along Chennai's East Coast Road.

Just twenty years ago Besant Nagar and Tiruvanmiyur were sweet watered, clean, spacious neighbourhoods. Look at them today and you can see the future that awaits all villages south.

Between peoples' migration, rapidly growing commercial establishments and little awareness of laws, that future might in fact be racing towards us.

Issues of water conservation, waste management and noise and other pollutions should engage all concerned citizens along the ECR. ECCO is an organisation conceived to bring together such citizens. ECCO is not about rights and litigation only, but about personal awareness and duties. In fact membership is open only to those who pledge in writing, their commitment to responsibility before asserting rights.

Much can be done if we all come together instead of leaving it for others to do it for us. This site hopes to be the centre to disseminate ideas, news, information and success stories.



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September 02, 2004: 23 citizens of Muttukkadu present a comprehensive petition against MGM Anand to the Commissioner, HR&CE, along with several documents to prove that he deserves to be blacklisted as a bidder for lease of temple lands. You may download the report from this link.<
April 26, 2004: Harassed residents of Muttukkadu submit a petition to the Collector, Kancheepuram against leisure resorts that violate environmental laws and pay scant respect. You can download a copy of the report from this link. A 9 year old school-girl highly stressed by the noise levels, presented the report.See her here. You can view here a picture of the citizens' delegation at the Collectorate.

'News Today' exposes the law violating resorts along the ECR»
New rules coming for fire crackers »
Court jails a polluter »



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Man invariably alters nature when he intrudes. Let us alter ourselves instead, with awareness and activism.


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10 informative Reports
12 usable Resources
48 formally enrolled Members




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