Chennai: Locals gather to collect drinking water at a water distribution point amid ongoing water crisis in Chennai, on June 19, 2019. Chennai and several other places in Tamil Nadu are going through water crisis. The reservoirs -- Cholavaram (full capacity 1,081 mcft) and Redhills (3,300 mcft) -- which cater to Chennai's water needs are dry while the storage at Poondi reservoir is 24 mcft as against the full capacity of 3,231 mcft, according to the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage

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Chennai: Locals gather to collect drinking water at a water distribution point amid ongoing water crisis in Chennai, on June 19, 2019. Chennai and several other places in Tamil Nadu are going through water crisis. The reservoirs -- Cholavaram (full capacity 1,081 mcft) and Redhills (3,300 mcft) -- which cater to Chennai's water needs are dry while the storage at Poondi reservoir is 24 mcft as against the full capacity of 3,231 mcft, according to the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage

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A woman adjusts plastic vessels in an auto-rickshaw after collecting drinking water from a water distribution point amid ongoing water crisis

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