• With a view to meet the growing drinking water requirements of Chennai and its suburbs, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa announced creating a reservoir in the nearby Tiruvallur district at a cost of Rs 330 crore besides announcing a slew of other water schemes.
  • She has directed that Kannankottai and Thervoykandigai lakes in the neighbouring district be linked and a reservoir created to store one tmc ft of water, a government release said.
  • The project was necessitated in the wake of expanding boundaries of Chennai and the drinking water requirements within, the release said.
  • Chennai’s drinking water requirement is met from reservoirs at Poondi, Cholavaram, Redhills and Chembarambakkam.
  • Ms. Jayalalithaa also sanctioned a sum of Rs 11.49 crore towards various groundwater rejuvenation schemes and projects across the State.