Chennai, the sixth largest city of India has been facing acute water shortage for weeks now.
While scarce rain, scorching temperatures and a late monsoon season maybe some of the reasons behind this crisis, reports suggest that four of the city’s main water reservoirs have run completely dry.
Chennai relies heavily on the northeast monsoon which failed badly last year and the city recorded a deficit of 55% rainfall.
Amidst this situation of crisis, some rainfall on 20th June brought the much needed respite.
This is yet another stark reminder of the fact that India is facing its worst water crisis ever.