“Treatment of patients will depend on God’s mercy if water supplies are not replenished shortly in India’s fourth largest metropolis”, said Ravishank, Chairman of Sudar Hospitals. He even said that the piped water in hospitals has dried up already and even expensive water trucks he now relies on will soon be unavailable.
Failed rain last year and delayed annual monsoon season this year have left half of the India facing drought like conditions. Tamil Nadu is trapped up in “severe dry” along with other states like Karnatka, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra.
In North Delhi, worst monsoon delay has been recorded in 45 years. Piper water is available to less than one fifth of Delhi homes. Political parties have started blaming state government over lacking for water truck supplies to the city.
In Chennai, the price of a water truck has soared from Rs. 1200 for 12,000 litre to as high as Rs. 6000 for 12,000 litre. Right now, there is emergency in Chennai so the government is bringing water by trains.