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Chennai’s Love-Hate Relationship With Rains – Some Facts

Chennai’s Love-Hate Relationship With Rains – Some Facts

-Fidha Sherin Of late, the riddle of the water problem seems to baffle Chennaites. A typical summer in Chennai revs up the mercury levels, followed by an acute water scarcity problem across different parts of the city. Come the monsoon season, and water again proves problematic – this time by causing inundation of roads. As a Twitter user cleverly pointed out - ‘Till November, water scarcity. After November, water scares city’. Earlier this year, there was widespread media coverage on the water scarcity faced by Chennai. Allegedly, improper maintenance of water bodies had caused a drought-like situation in several parts of the city. Albeit not entirely a new issue, this year’s drought was considered the worst in the last 140 years. Now enter the north-east monsoon. Reportedly, the
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