Tamil Nadu is suffering the worst drought in 140 years. Chennai is getting drinking water from Neyveli and Thiruvallur
Chennai | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Updated: June 26, 2017 14:34 IST
Chennai: Chennai is facing an acute crisis of drinking water as all four lakes around the city have dried up, the local authorities have said. Tamil Nadu is witnessing the worst drought in 140 years. The city requires 830 million litres of water a day, but the supply has halved over the last few days, say water supply officials.
The Veeranam lake in Neyveli, a town more than 200 km away, from where Chennai receives supply through a huge pipeline is dry too. The authorities, however, are tapping other resources in the area to pump 90 million litres a day to Chennai through the same pipeline.