Chennai Water Crisis is very real
Millions of people are running out of water in the southern Indian city of Chennai
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There has been a rainfall deficit of 99% in Tamil Nadu till June 19 of this year
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All of its four major reservoirs – Poondi, Sholavaram, Sengundram and Chembarambakkam – have dried up
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Aparna Ganesan, Journalist
But, why are the authorities failing to tackle this problem of water shortage?
1. Rain water harvesting was never implemented properly
Percolation Board Pit
Percolation Board Pit is inexpensive but lasts only 2 years
Recharge well collects more water and lasts 15 years
Why did the authorities fail?
2. Government has constructed many drains
Drains carry all the rainwater to the sea
Rainwater worth 50 days is wasted!
3. Water bodies are not used for irrigation correctly
India is facing the worst water crisis in its history, according to a NITI Aayog report
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21 Indian cities, it has been predicted, will run out of groundwater by 2020...
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...and 40% of the country’s population may not have access to clean drinking water by 2030
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