All four reservoirs that supply Chennai, known as the Detroit of south Asia for its flourishing automobile industry, have run dry this summer, largely because of poor monsoon rains past year. Last week, police arrested a man for stabbing his neighbour during a fight over water-sharing in the neighbourhood. This is in addition to Rs 710 crore allocated earlier.
Chennai has been severely hit by water crisis after all the four water reservoirs - Poondi, Chembarambakkam, Sholavaram and Red Hills - dried up.
This year's monsoon season in India has come late. The water shortage has also affected nearly every work sector, including information technology, hospitals and restaurants. Town's metro diagram has additionally stopped the employ of air con at its stations. Around 820,000 people live in slums in the city and can not afford access to private tankers, the 2017 report said citing the 2011 census data. People took to social media to share their delight at seeing rain for the first time in about 190 days. It has been the longest time Chennai has gone without rainfall in ten years.
"There's now not any quantity of money that might per chance rob water for the time being... there are those which might per chance be spellbinding to exhaust hundreds of rupees ideal to secure just a few litres of water, nonetheless they're now now not ready to secure even that".
Various industries are taking measures to mitigate this crisis and cut down water usage. "We hope to win some rainfall tremendous quickly and get our water assist".
"You need one person at home just to find and fill up the water while the other person goes to work", she said.
"Even a water tanker is proving hard to get in the city".
Fights win broken out at some public water tanks as americans queue to win water. More than 600 million people are facing "acute" water shortages, and 21 Indian cities, including Chennai, are expected to run out of groundwater by 2020.
India has been inching closer to a debilitating water crisis for months. And it will be worse if there is no rain in the coming days. "While we can manage so much water ourselves, if they give 2 MLD of water daily, then it will be better for us". He appealed to Kerala to extend cooperation to store full water in the Mullaiperiyar dam. If the water tankers might per chance now now not flip up, we source water from the fashioned storage tanks kept on the avenue. "We are all praying for a good rain to tide over the water crisis".
Velumani noted that Chennai was facing a serious drought condition due to 62 per cent lesser rains compared to 2017. "We've had dry years before but the groundwater was our saviour". For me, it's really expensive.
Queried about how Radiance Realty is managing, Manian said: "We started using self-curing concrete and plaster to reduce the consumption of water". I'm trying to spread awareness to save water and not waste water.