Chennai Water Crisis

Chennai reservoirs gurgling with water, thanks to northeast monsoon

Currently, the city has around 4 thousand million cubic feet (TMC) of water as against the capacity of 11.257 TMC which officials hope may help the city survive the summer.

published on : 3rd December 2019

Air, water, food and now milk... All are being declared hazardous in Chennai

The safety meters in food, milk and water are dangerously dipping into a trough way beyond the hazardous mark.

published on : 29th November 2019

Chennai's added areas yet to benefit from increased metro water supply

Though drought like situation has abated in the city, water supply to added areas remain sluggish.

published on : 11th November 2019

Newly restored water bodies across Chennai brimming after onset of Northeast Monsoon

A senior corporation official said 72 water bodies have been fully restored and the remaining will be completed by the end of this month.

published on : 2nd November 2019

This forgotten pond in North Chennai needs immediate revival 

Vannar Kulam (Dhobi's Pond) in Ennore has now deteriorated due to the growth of weed, encroachments and heavy silt formation. 

published on : 2nd November 2019

Water wagons stop ferrying Cauvery water to Chennai city

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami had ordered the supply of Cauvery water from Jolarpet in June and sanctioned Rs. 65 crore.

published on : 8th October 2019

Residents of Perumbakkam resettlement colony in Chennai suffer without water 

Water crisis for over 200 families who live in the tail end blocks of Perumbakkam resettlement colony is far from over as each get an average of only four pots of water once in two days.  

published on : 18th September 2019

TN govt sanctions Rs 7.5 crore to clear major canals, waterways in Chennai 

With only two months left for the North East monsoon to set in, the Tamil Nadu government has sanctioned Rs 7.5 crore to clear major canals and waterways in Chennai to avert floods.

published on : 8th September 2019

After water crisis, this Chennai neighbourhood takes up the task of restoring ponds

Residents call for more volunteers as more hands are needed to successfully finish the task of cleaning 10-12 ponds in the locality.  

published on : 2nd September 2019

9 system ponds in Ambattur get a face-lift, thanks to efforts of a Chennai-based NGO  

Vairavan pond, one among the nine water bodies to be restored, was once the primary source of drinking water for locals

published on : 1st September 2019

Chennai’s water woes to ease as Veeranam tank reaches half its total capacity

Three months ago, the daily supply of water from Veeranam was cut from 180 million litres to 70 million litres due to shortage of water.

published on : 29th August 2019

Citizen-led rainwater harvesting improves ground water level in this Chennai suburb

Thanks to the newly installed recharge wells in all streets of their locality, they were able to save almost every drop of rainwater.

published on : 27th August 2019

Tamil Nadu minister SP Velumani seeks aid of Centre for water supply

Municipal Administration and Rural Development Minister SP Velumani, on Monday, sought the support of the Jal Shakti Ministry, to provide 96 lakh tap connections to rural households, by 2024. 

published on : 27th August 2019

After getting PWD nod, residents in need of volunteers to clean Chennai's Tiruneermalai lake

Pughalvendhan V, a local activist and resident of Kundrathur who spearheaded this initiative, said that funds are needed to buy items like tools, gloves and garbage bags to collect and dispose waste.

published on : 25th August 2019

Madras HC rejects pleas to restrain government from digging wells in Madambakkam lake

The petitions alleged that Madambakkam lake is dry, damaged and in a dilapidated condition and the lake has shrunk. 

published on : 24th August 2019
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