The Tamil Nadu government has sanctioned funds to the tune of ₹65 crore for transporting 10 MLD (million litres per day) drinking water from Jolarpettai to Chennai for six weeks. Even as it thanked the Kerala government for offering to help with 2 million litres of water, the State government is planning to request 2 MLD for Chennai.
During an interaction with reporters at the Secretariat here on Friday, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami said: “I thank the Kerala government for making the offer. However, 2 million litres are not sufficient. Our requirement is 525 MLD. If 2 MLD are provided, it would be useful to the people.” When asked about the source of water in Jolarpettai, he said the government had plans already and work was on.
He said about 9,800 lorry trips were being made to supply drinking water to Chennai.