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Many Chennai suburbs already reeling under water scarcity

NYOOOZ 2019-03-13 05:30:00

Many Chennai suburbs already reeling under water scarcity

  • | Wednesday | 13th March, 2019

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“A lot of proposals to augment the water supply in the suburbs are sent to the government regularly, but these proposals are rarely approved on a priority basis,” said an official. As a result, Chromepet residents are supplied water from the Palar river just twice a month.“We met the municipal authorities on Tuesday, who assured us that water will be supplied through tankers,” said Santhanam. The 2.5 lakh people in east and west Chromepet requite one million litres a day, while the municipality manages to supply 70 lakh litres during the non-dry period. But, nothing happened, says secretary of Ambattur Venkatapuram residents’ welfare association secretary D Sundararaman. “Many paid money to mediators who promised them Metrowater connections.

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