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Why is Chennai suffering from a water crisis?

Asked 2019-06-19 13:48:57 by Arjun Sarin

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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.

Where does Chennai get its water from?

Asked 2019-06-19 13:48:57 by Ajay Malhotra

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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.

What is the state government doing?

Asked 2019-06-19 13:48:57 by Pari Shah

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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.

When does monsoon arrive in Chennai?

Asked 2019-06-19 13:48:57 by Aradhya Jhadav

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

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