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Chennai's thirst grows as Tamil Nadu water crisis worsens despite monsoon

TN is facing one of its worst droughts in over 140 years, leaving people and industries parched

Gireesh Babu  |  Chennai 

Even after the South West Monsoon hit the southern part of the country almost two months back, the water shortage in Tamil Nadu, including its capital city of Chennai, is becoming more serious. The state is facing one of the worst droughts, which has affected various walks of life for the past several months, in over 140 years. According to data from the Central Water Commission (CWC), the technical organisation in the field of water resources in the country, six major reservoirs in the state, put together, have around 8.63 per cent of the total live capacity. The six ...

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