Ad Here  
January
February
March
April
May
June
 
 
When Chennai became Venice Thrills for the holiday season Maruti Suzuki wins NIQR award Chennai soon to get an Aerospace Park City Corner-June A skinny affair Frontier Mediville attracts Japanese investments Hey Chitti! please take my order Prithika Yashini takes charge... Building highs and lows Book your water tanker Yes, you are safe! TTV stumps all A sweet marketing splash by Pattappas Kollywood’s Mahabharatha 377 yet young Chennai Silks in flames Education a cause of concern City Corner How to roast 45 human beings alive Black outs will be knocked out Star studded city Ennore Port excels Metro chugs the green way Bewailing monsoons the new fad Colourful welcome at the Saidapet station Chennaites lose 7 crore to debit card frauds Chennai to Bengaluru as quick as pizza delivery Overflowing garbage International conference on saving energy, environment SGRI – a global research centre for building materials I know nothing else but cinema... Water wars begin The worst is yet to come Engineering colleges lose lustre Raj Bhavan opened the gates for public Paranjoy on crony capitalism Working space for women by woman Two friends trigger a change Chevrolet Sail U-VA Launched Talk your way and land in a job When the crowd will miss the roar Read before you buy... A new technique to treat dry sewage Mexico opens Consulate in Chennai India’s first 3D Museum North Chennai booms Is Chennai now the accident capital? Presto! Bravo! Metro mania Force Motors’ two new SUVs A feast for book worms When Marina became the Tahrir Square Safe Trac-keeps track on your safety The curious case of Evgenii Berdnikov Apollo targets a third of CV tyre market Perplexing communications Chennai gets its Imax The underground don zips through A praiseworthy peer recognition The auto gets a remake City Corner - Chennai Chennai airport to become solar-powered Chennai Metro looking for revival Technology handshakes with sanitation Cricket comes calling to Chennai He made Ranganathan Street so crowded... Know the start-ups in the city Arnold visits Chennai CMRL takes off till airport Aviation sector to grow three times... Need for an integrated approach to medicine State VAT leads to inflation: a study Chennai teachers rank low It is not only your noodle... Water woes Planning the right energy The 20-year itch of Hindujas ends Pocket Therapist finds mention in Forbes The sweet killer The sweet tooth of the city Meters return to the metro Yamaha in the news Doing business is not so easy in Chennai Tambaram tracks…. Vanakkam Chennaiyin FC Medical miracle! Outlays and outcome – the long gap Reality Check Metro chugs through the city 60 years of cultural and economic ties Indian of the Year Keep in touch, anytime anywhere The sunshine and the shadow side of this digital era India’s first online-only bicycle brand Realty bytes Car-free Bessy It’s so cool! Green energy, not really green? Sathyabhamasat propels ahead Technologists to rescue Self-sufficiency in dredging... Indian media-operators of democracy Boozing and driving This dabba has a cure for all your ailments City Corner An industry institution link… Missing, but not missing the top spot Nilam threatens the city From trash land to tourist spot Hawker’s paradise gets a permanent place K7’s Entrepreneurial Odyssey Million landmark and Rs. 200 crore influx by Yamaha Chennai, the noisiest city A budget that butted into deficit Google street view’s India competitor Coimbatore backs up for Chennai Murugappas-focus on consolidation Tamil Nadu Premier League launched Must visit of 2014 Online approval of layout plans
 
Water wars begin

Come summer, with water becoming scarce, Chennai becomes parched.  This year this has happened much earlier. The city is already facing a huge water shortage. Several areas have become entirely dependent on water tankers, that source water illegally from agricultural wells in the outskirts of the city. The Kancheepuram administration recently seized five lorries for illegally drawing water. When the South Chennai Private Water Lorry Owners Association, which has some 1200 tankers with it, went on a strike against this, the entire OMR came to a standstill. Several high-rises, office spaces and upcoming buildings are entirely dependent on water tankers for their daily need. And this strike has already given us a foreboding of the summer months.

Four reservoirs meet Chennai’s water requirements  - Poondi, Red Hills, Cholavaram and Chembarambakkam.  They currently hold just 1.7 tmcft against eight tmcft last year. The city requires 1100 million litres of water a day (MLD), but supply has now dropped to 550MLD. This is alarming. The cost of water cans has shot up burning a hole in the resident’s pocket.

Though the state once topped in implementing rainwater harvesting, the systems have been poorly maintained failing to replenish ground water. It is time to come up with innovative methods to save water.


Author :
Reported On :
Sector :
Shoulder :
RELATED NEWS
ABOUT IE
IE, the business magazine from south was launched in 1968 and pioneered business journalism in south. Through the 45 years IE has been focusing on well-presented and well-researched articles. When giants in the industry stumbled to keep pace with the digital revolution, IE stayed affixed embracing technology.
Read more
 
PRIVACY POLICY
Economist Communications Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
Read more
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You agree that your use of this Website and the purchase of the magazine will be governed by these terms and conditions.
Read more
 
CONTACT US
S-15, Industrial Estate,
Guindy,
Chennai - 600 032.
PHONE: +91 44 22501236
EMAIL: indecom1968@gmail.com