Leonardo DiCaprio brings forward the Chennai water crisis

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Leonardo DiCaprio brings forward the Chennai water crisis
Leonardo DiCaprio brings forward the Chennai water crisis

Chennai : Oscar-winning Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio raised awareness about the ongoing water crisis in Chennai via an Instagram post; he shared a picture of a dry well and wrote: "Only rain can save Chennai from this situation. A well, completely empty, and a city without water. The southern Indian city of Chennai is in crisis, after the four main water reservoirs ran dry. The acute water shortage has forced the city to scramble for urgent solutions and residents have to stand in line for hours to get water from government tankers. As the water levels depleted, hotels and restaurants started to shut temporarily, and the air con was turned off in the city's metro. Officials in the city continue to try and find alternative sources of water - but the community continue to pray for rain."

Chennai has been dealing with water crisis amid delayed monsoon.

Cholavaram (full capacity 1,081 million cubic feet), Redhills (full capacity 3,300 million cubic feet) and Chembarambakkam (3,645 million cubic feet) lakes that supply water to Chennai have gone dry, there is only 19 million cubic feet water left in the Poondi reservoir (full capacity of 3,231 million cubic feet), according to the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board, reported news agency IANS.

Leonardo DiCaprio had visited India in 2015 and 2016 for shooting of his documentaries. He had also paid a visit to Taj Mahal.