Cooum-An Empathy of Chennai!
Once a fresh water resource, the cooum river one of the familiar name which you can hear in the city of Chennai . Streams nearly 32kms by glazing kilpauk, Nungambakkam, Triplicane and other prominent places of the city. The name cooum derived from the term coopam meaning ‘well or deep pit’. For centuries, Cooum has been an integral part of the socio-economic and cultural life of the city. The beds of the river cooum such as Kothavalsaavadi, Nungambakkam are business hubs once. In a reality show, Actor Kamal Hasan stated “In my childhood, I used to visit Kothavalsaavadi market with my mom to procure vegetables and other home needs. The water which flows is too sweet and you can taste it without qualm”. According to researchers, Cooum has enabled the waterway to take in much of the incoming water and safeguarded the city during Tsunami. Fishing in the banks of cooum is renowned hobby across the homegrown but now the habitations are outrageously affected by highly toxic pollutants found in the river water. One of the privileges of Chennai which is an integral part of our life is now becoming a trashcan. Bungled wastes are dumped in the river. The Government is taking necessary measures to safeguard the brook but it is wholly useless until the communal taking part of it. NGOs in and around the city working to create awareness among the occupants. The cooum river is an Empathy of Chennai and must be fortified. Join hands to fortify the identification of the city. Leave your children a privileged city!