articles by Poornima Murali

India

Mission Paani: In parched Chennai, residents shell out fortune for water as crisis brings city to its knees

Rampant unplanned development, deficient monsoon last year coupled with inadequate urban planning has brought Chennai to its knees with the southern metropolis facing a daily water deficit of at least 200 million litres

India

Mission Paani: Women in drought-hit Vellore come together to recharge wells in a bid to raise groundwater level

Vellore had experienced an exponential rise in groundwater levels during 2017 monsoons, and residents are hoping that a similar good fortune would bring them smiles in October when rains lash the parched district.