The government has also sought a special package of Rs 1000 crore from the Centre to address the water scarcity in the state.
Participating in a meeting of the committee, chaired by its head Naveen Kumar, officials from Tamil Nadu said the Cauvery Water Management Board on May 21 had recommended release of 9.19 TMC (Thousand Million Cubic) feet of water without delay. The government will bring in 10 millions of litre (MLD) water per day via rail network from Jolarpet in Vellore district to tackle the water scarcity. This is the situation in India's sixth largest city after its four reservoirs ran dry this...
In light of the looming water crisis unfolding in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has accepted help from Kerala, but says the amount of water being offered will not be sufficient to meet Tamil Nadu's needs. To make matters worse, the private water tankers have also increased their rate to to Rs 3,500-4,000, which was earlier Rs 1500, she told IE.
Women fetch water from an opening made by residents at a dried-up lake in Chennai.
John said there is no immediate hope for rains to end the crisis, with the monsoon not expected before October. "Due to the severe shortage, I urge people to use water sparingly", he said. "Luckily we have our own borewell for our water supply but even that seems to be drying up", said Naseem Sheikh, the manager of the Marina chain of restaurants in Chennai.
"Critical groundwater resources - which account for 40% of our water supply - are being depleted at unsustainable rates", it said.
"The malls are not functioning, public toilets and all of those things are getting affected because of the water crisis". We get water supply for nearly half an hour a day.
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The report states that the main accused, Kumar, assaulted Babu after the latter questioned their storing of too much water for one house at a time when other residents were struggling to get enough. But two million litres a day is insufficient as we supply 525 MLD for Chennai alone. 'In 2017, we were supplying 450mn litres of water. The most startling fact is that ground water is running at an all time low because of absence of rain.
The groundwater in Chennai and its surrounding areas is replenished by five lakes - Puzhal, Sholavaram, Kaliveli, Pulicat and Maduranthakam - all located within a 60-km radius of the city.
Apart from the violence, the water crisis has also hit the functioning of several industries, especially in Chennai.
"Unless we adapt our water storage to suit the change in rain intensity, we're going to suffer really badly", said Sharma.
The acute water shortage has forced the city to scramble for urgent solutions, including drilling new boreholes.