Nandi Hills, believed to be the origin of five rivers, is facing a water crisis, worrying not just locals, but also the government and experts.
Considering the existing urban growth trend in Chennai City, the built-up area is estimated to increase and waterbodies will continue to shrink.
The AAP leader also alleged that Haryana is wilfully brushing aside its responsibilities and violating the rights of 22 million citizens of Delhi.
It has been the priority of the government to ensure quality drinking water supply to the citizens especially during the summer season.
“We still are dependent on groundwater and Metro Water tankers. Water tank work has been going on for a long time.
Residents of Cheranalloor have been facing acute drinking water shortage for a long time.
The residents said that only common motors are installed for every three blocks, and they do not have individual motors to pump out water.
An official in the Slum Clearance Board confirmed to Express that there is a shortage of water.
In Tamil Nadu, every political party promises to clean Chennai’s rivers and desilt the tanks, but does nothing when in power.
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami exuded confidence that his government’s strong performance would see AIADMK through in the 2021 hustings.
The proposed project is aimed at supplying 25 million litre drinking water from Luna and Chitratola rivers after proper treatment.
While the government machinery has been a little slow to get in on the act, people have voluntarily come forth to conserve water resources in their respective areas.