The number of localities complaining about water stagnation doubled after another day of downpour.
On Sunday, Chennai Corporation staff were trying to clear water in over 300 localities all across the city, but it hardly helped.
Following an increase in water levels, the civic body rescued 1,900 people on Sunday, housing them in shelters in safer locations. Food packets for residents were supplied through 81 Amma Canteens, seven community kitchens and five community halls, officials said.
Residents get 20-litre cans for Rs. 11
Following the footsteps of the Mudichur village panchayat, near Tambaram, another neighbourhood local body, Perungalathur town panchayat, has started selling safe drinking water to its residents at a very low cost.
With the approval of the council, the reverse-osmosis treated water is sold at Rs.11 for 20 litres, much to the delight of residents in this suburban local body that has a number of innovative welfare schemes to its credit.
dinathanthi newspaper 16/11/2015 : http://www.dinathanthiepaper.in/firstpage.aspx