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Arjun Sarin

Arjun Sarin

Asked on 19 June, 2019

Why is Chennai suffering from a water crisis?

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All four reservoirs that supply the city with water—including the Chembarambakkam lake, Chennai's largest source of drinking water—have turned dry. Additionally, groundwater resources have also depleted.

Ajay Malhotra

Ajay Malhotra

Asked on 19 June, 2019

Where does Chennai get its water from?

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Apart from the four Chembarambakkam, Poondi, Red Hills and Cholavaram reservoirs, Chennai's groundwater resources are replenished by five lakes within 60km of the city— Puzhal, Sholavaram, Kaliveli, Pulicat, and Maduranthakam.

Pari Shah

Pari Shah

Asked on 19 June, 2019

What is the state government doing?

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Chief Minister E Palaniswami argues that the government has taken necessary steps to tackle the situation (Tamil Nadu allotted Rs. 212 crores for digging deep bores). A fifth reservoir for Chennai is also in the works.

Aradhya Jhadav

Aradhya Jhadav

Asked on 19 June, 2019

When does monsoon arrive in Chennai?

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The northeast monsoon will arrive in Tamil Nadu only by October-November.

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