Chennai to get 10m ltrs of water from Vellore

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government plans to transport 10 million litres of water daily by rail from Jolarpettai in Vellore district to meet the water needs of parched Chennai.

Announcing this on Friday, Chief Minister K.Palaniswami welcomed Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's offer to supply water to Tamil Nadu.

Vijayan's office had on Thursday offered to supply 20 lakh litres of drinking water to neighbouring Tamil Nadu by train. Palaniswami said the state government had written to Kerala requesting whether it could release 20 lakh litres of water per day.

Meanwhile, the AIADMK on Friday demanded that the Central government take control of the Cauvery Water Management Authority and ensure award of distribution of the river water to Tamil Nadu is implemented.

Raising the issue of acute water crisis in Tamil Nadu through a zero hour mention, Vijila Sathyananth said Cauvery river is lifeline of Tamil Nadu and awards for distribution of the river water between the states should be implemented.

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