Reports of Chennai's extreme water crisis has reached global circles as Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio took to social media and expressed concerns over the deep crisis.
Sharing a picture of women trying to draw water from an empty well with the help of ropes while a dozen plastic pots lie on the sides of the well, DiCaprio said that "Only rain can save Chennai from this situation".
In an elongated post on the water crisis in the city, the Hollywood superstar has said that the acute water shortage has forced the city to scramble to find solutions as residents are being forced to stand in queues to fill water. He further pointed out that as the water level is depleting, hotels, restaurants in the city have been shut down temporarily.
Have a look at the post by the actor below:
The state of Tamil Nadu, especially cities like Chennai are facing acute water scarcity for almost two months now. The city is provided from four reservoirs - Poondi, Chembarambakkam, Puzhal and Cholavaram whose capacities have dipped below 1% of the demand hence fail to supply water to Chennai. The city receives its water from its three main desalination plants and other tankers and pipelines.
Chennai city requires around 850 Million litres of water per day out of which only 525 MLD of water is only been supplied every day to the city through the metro tanker lorries which was agreed by the municipal corporation minister SP Velumani during a press conference.
The streets of Chennai has seen people standing with plastic pots everywhere for several hours a day from, people who have booked a tanker lorry and waiting for several days to get it delivered to their doorsteps because of the high demand.
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