Chennai Parched With Reservoirs Turning Dry And Water Supply Cut By 40%

PUBLISHED ON: May 28, 2019 | Duration: 6 min, 56 sec

  
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Chennai is witnessing a severe drinking water crisis as all reservoirs around the city have gone dry. Chennai's water board has cut piped water supply by 40%. Many areas are now being catered by water tankers, which residents claim have become irregular ever since elections ended. The people who are worst-affected by the crisis are those who live on the outskirts of the city. Residents now face a huge challenge as restrictions have been imposed on private tankers, which tap agricultural wells to supply water. Resident associations have formed a federation and are knocking at Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami's door.
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