Train carrying water from Jolarpettai reaches Chennai

Chennaiites have a reason to rejoice as the train from Jolarpettai, Vellore, carrying 2.5 million litres of water reached the filling station at the Integral Coach Factory Yard in Villivakkam yesterday afternoon. The water will reportedly be pumped to Kilpauk water works to be treated from where it will later be distributed to the rest of the city. Continue Reading

50 wagons carrying water from Jolarpettai to arrive Chennai today

“The water special train is being filled at Jolarpettai now,” a senior Railway official told News Today this afternoon. “Once it is fully loaded, it is likely to leave for Villivakkam this evening. It may take about five to six hours to reach the city. Continue Reading

TN Minister S P Velumani prays for rain at Church, Dargah

Tamilnadu, especially Chennai, has been reeling under severe water crisis. AIADMK leaders have been conducting poojas and havans, praying for rain, at various temples across the State. Continue Reading

AIADMK performs havan seeking rain, DMK stages protest

As Tamilnadu reels under worst water crisis, the ruling AIADMK Saturday performed ‘yagna’ in temples across the State, while the Opposition DMK staged empty pot demonstrations, urging the government to take steps to address the issue. Continue Reading

Group undertakes renovation activities at Korattur lake

Members of Korattur Aeri Padukappu Makkal Iyakkam (KAPMI) have been working on several lakes in recent times, including restoration and maintenance projects. Continue Reading

Don’t politicise water crisis, govt tackling nature’s fury: TN minister

Days after Tamilnadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami the issue of water crisis was not as big as was being made out by the opposition parties and the media, fisheries Minister D Jayakumar yesterday slammed those politicising the issue. Continue Reading