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Tamil Nadu: Chennai facing severe water crisis due to intense heatwave in state; river Vaigai dries up

The capital city, Chennai was facing a severe water crisis because there has been a 40 per cent cut in the piped water supply, as per reports.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: June 03, 2019 10:19 IST
Intense heatwave resulted in drought in Tamil Nadu, river
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Intense heatwave resulted in drought in Tamil Nadu, river Vaigai dries up

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As several parts of the country reel under the scorching heat, River Vaigai in Tamil Nadu has dried due to intense heatwave in the state. Water canals inside the river, used for drinking water have also emptied.

The Vaigai river which flows along the cities of Madhurai, Theni and Andipetti, had dried as the region lacked monsoon rains in the last four years.

According to sources, several districts in the state are facing acute water shortage. 

Reports suggested Chennai was facing a severe water crisis as there has been a 40 per cent cut in the piped water supply.

Reservoirs across the state have witnessed a decrease in water levels to a great extent.

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