For what must surely rank as an astonishing piece of revelation, families living in Lebanon Puram in North Chennai, have over generations, spanning 81 years, not had access to proper drainage and water facilities. More than 50 families who reside in the area had moved from Kodungaiyur village after J H MacLean, a member of the Free Church of Scotland Mission, granted them 3.27 hectares of land in 1927 while exercising his powers as a regional collector.
Lebanon Puram is a small area that lies between Madhavaram and Sembium, near Perambur. Situated off Grand North Trunk road, the area is well connected as it lies close to a major entry point to Chennai. Even so, residents are forced to walk over sewage water as the city corporation has not provided with any drainage facility.
• Full story at the The Times of India.