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Water Water Everywhere, and No Management At All

Water Water Everywhere, and No Management At All Arun Ghosh A CHANCE visit to Madras in late November/early December brings home strikingly the overwhelming shortage of water in this city. This is the season for winter rains in Tamil Nadu, and in Madras city one hears that the rains have failed in the catchment area for the second year running. In fact, there is already a shortage of water in Madras city and one shudders to think what would happen from the month of March onwards. But then, when one sees the beautifully laid out bungalows with a profusion of trees and flowers in the city, it becomes difficult to imagine that this otherwise beautiful city has an almost perennial shortage of even drinking water.

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