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Chennai crippled by acute water crisis T firms hotels worst hit

Chennai is reeling under intense heatwave and crippling water shortage. With little signs of rains across the state, reservoirs running dry. This has led to Chennai’s IT firms and restaurants to cut down operations. Residents are struggling to book tankers. The state government has also begun disconnecting water connections to houses for illegally drawing water. (Photo: IANS)

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 June 2019, 01:59:48 PM
Chennai water crisis 2019

Chennai water crisis 2019

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Chennai is reeling under intense heatwave and crippling water shortage. With little signs of rains across the state, reservoirs running dry. This has led to Chennai’s IT firms and restaurants to cut down operations. Residents are struggling to book tankers. The state government has also begun disconnecting water connections to houses for illegally drawing water. (Photo: IANS)
Chennai water crisis 2019

Chennai water crisis 2019

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Children from local resident sitting under a temporary tent at the Poondi reservoir one of the major sources to Chennai city which has gone dry due to acute water shortage prevailing in city following the increase in heat temperatures in Chennai. (Photo: PTI)
Chennai water crisis 2019

Chennai water crisis 2019

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A view of Poondi reservoir, one of the major water sources to residents of Chennai has gone bone dry due to acute water shortage prevailing in city following the increase in heat temperature at Poondi reservoir near Chennai. (Photo: PTI)
Chennai water crisis 2019

Chennai water crisis 2019

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A woman walks back home after collecting water from an opening made by locals by digging up a dried-up lake, amid scarcity of water in Chennai. (Photo: IANS)
Chennai water crisis 2019

Chennai water crisis 2019

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Not only drinking water, but availability of water for every day use is under severe strain in many neighbourhoods. Chennai Metrowater cannot meet the entire demand, prompting people to depend on private water tanker operators. (Photo: IANS)
Chennai water crisis 2019

Chennai water crisis 2019

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Chennai and its suburbs are experiencing severe water scarcity, with borewells and lakes going dry, forcing people and commercial establishments to depend on water supplied through tankers from villages in neighbouring districts. (Photo: IANS)
Chennai water crisis 2019

Chennai water crisis 2019

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The Tamil Nadu government said it was supplying an additional 2,400 Million Litres Daily (MLD) drinking water, which was more than the amount supplied in previous years. (Photo: IANS)
Chennai water crisis 2019

Chennai water crisis 2019

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Dead fish seen on the shore after a lake dried up due to rising temperature, in Chennai. (Photo: IANS)
Chennai water crisis 2019

Chennai water crisis 2019

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Dead fish seen on the shore after a lake dried up due to rising temperature, in Chennai. (Photo: IANS)