Chennai to receive 8 tmc ft water of Krishna river From Andhra Pradesh
Chennai to receive 8 tmc ft of Krishna river from Aandhra Pradesh
Chennai, which is recovering from a water crisis, is set to receive 8 tmcft water from the Krishna river. The government’s announcement comes a day after Tamil Nadu Minister for Municipal Administration SP Velumani and Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar met with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy.
As part of the Telugu Ganga project, Tamil Nadu will receive water drawn from the Srisailam reservoir. The east-flowing Krishna river, which originates in the Western Ghats, will reach the Poondi reservoir in Thiruvallur district. Poondi, Cholavaram, Redhills and Chembarambakkam reservoirs ran out of water this summer.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami said, We had requested the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister to meet with our senior Ministers. He too agreed and asked us to send our senior Ministers. So, Minister for Municipal Administration SP Velumani and Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar went to Vijayawada and requested Hon’ble Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister to release water required for Chennai.
He accepted our request and is set to release about 8 tmc ft of water. The Chief Minister added that the water from the Krishna river would address the city’s woes. He said, “We expect the water to reach soon. When the water comes, the residents of Chennai city will receive uninterrupted supply of water.”