Chennai water crisis deepens, now schools start shutting down

June 20, 2019 8:08 PM |

Chennai Water Crisis

Chennai water crisis is reaching new heights every day. Reservoirs and groundwater have started to run dry in and around the city.

The last few days have been quite grim for the city with the water shortage slowly crippling the hospitality industry. Multiple restaurants were reported cutting down their business hours. Some small restaurants have even resorted to using banana leaves and single-use utensils now.

A few Malls even resorted to water rationing.

Residents constantly struggle to book water tankers. People are depending on private water tankers now which is an all new struggle with long waiting periods. Water prices continue to remain soaring as demand outweighs the supply.

Not just this, many Information Technology firms in the city have cut down operations. Employees are being asked to work from home instead.

The issue made it to the headlines nationally when schools started to shut down. Multiple schools are operating for half day timings or have declared leaves for certain classes.

The reason behind is the poor rainfall performance over the region in the last sometime now. All four months of the Northeast Monsoon season has underperformed in the city as of now. The state of Tamil Nadu is running rain deficient by 44% with no easy way out of the situation as of now.

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