DMK MLA to protest against water transfer to Chennai from Jolarpettai

Published: Jun 24, 2019, 12:50 IST | mid-day online desk

Tamil Nadu government announced that it will ferry 10 MLD (million litres per day) of water to Chennai from Jolarpettai in Vellore district for six months

DMK MLA to protest against water transfer to Chennai from Jolarpettai
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Vellore: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MLA and treasurer Durai Murugan threatened to hold protests in the state if the water is ferried to Chennai from Vellore's Jolarpettai on Sunday. Tamil Nadu government had announced on Saturday that it will ferry 10 MLD (million litres per day) of water to Chennai from Jolarpettai in Vellore district for six months.

"Massive protests will break out in the district if the government goes ahead with the plan," Durai Murugan stated. DMK leaders had, on Saturday, held state-wide protests in Tamil Nadu against the state government over the water scarcity in the state. In Iravathanallur village, Madurai Corporation is providing RO water 6-days a week, to the residents. Karuppasamy, a beneficiary in the village stated, "Madurai Corporation is providing RO water service to this village. The water is given on the basis of ration card for which a water card has been issued. Every household gets 2 bottles of water each day. This has solved the water scarcity problem to a great extent in this village." Alagarsamy, the motor attender said "The water distribution starts from 4 pm till 6 pm. We have allocated a water card to villagers in which we give two pots of water to every household."

With inputs from ANI

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