The revivalists: This is how Chennai is replenishing its water bodies

  • | Thursday | 12th September, 2019

The state has been reeling under acute water crisis, especially after Chennai’s Porur Lake, which is considered one of the main sources of water, reached its lowest level. Civic dutiesSix months back, the Trust took up the responsibility of desilting waterbodies across the state. The Trust has desilted more than 10 waterbodies in Chennai, Coimbatore, Ariyalur, Thiruvarur and Namakkal“Last year, many cities, including Coimbatore, faced water problems. This will be sufficient to supply water to the entire area for two years,” says Suresh Kumar M, coordinator, Makkal Trust. Now that the canal has been cleared, water is flowing, unhindered through the agricultural land and there has not been wastage of water either,” says Nachimuthu S, a farmer.

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