India experiences a massive water shortage

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – One of India’s largest cities is running out of water, forcing residents to wait in long lines to receive water from government tanks and leading some businesses to shut down operations.

Chennai, the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is India’s sixth largest city, according to 2011 census data.

The southern city was voted by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit in 2015, and was rated the safest city in India in 2016. According to the country’s tourism ministry, Tamil Nadu attracted 4.72 million foreign tourists in 2016, higher than any other Indian state.

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