Don't politicise water crisis,  says D Jayakumar

Flaying those 'politicising' the severe water crisis in Tamil Nadu, state fisheries Minister D Jayakumar Wednesday said the government has been making up for the deficit created by successive failed monsoons. He maintained that the government would be able to manage the crisis until the northeast monsoon, which brings rains to the state between October and December. "Despite failed monsoons, one should see how the government is handling the issue.

Politicising it is not at all acceptable," Jayakumar told reporters here. Listing out various efforts taken by the government, he said around 400 water tankers were making 9,000 trips distributing water across the city. "At a time when even nature is not offering a helping hand, we are pumping one tmc of water from Mettur to Veeranam lake, from where the water is channelised into the city," he said.