Water crisis should not be politicised: Minister

Published - June 20, 2019 01:26 am IST - CHENNAI

Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar said the State government was taking all possible steps to manage the prevailing water crisis, and that playing politics with the issue was wrong and unacceptable.

“The State has received deficient rains, and we are doing the best [we can] in terms of water management. Over 400 water tankers are distributing water to the city,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a conference here.

‘We’re meeting needs’

The Minister was responding to a query on the Madras High Court pulling up the State government for not taking adequate steps to manage the water crisis. “One has to look at how the government is managing the situation. It is satisfying at least 80% of the water needs, if not 100%,” he said. By November, the situation would ease, he added.

A decision on the proposed Away-From-Reactor (AFR) facility on the premises of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant will be taken after the public hearing on July 10, he said. On the idea of ‘One Nation, One Election’, Mr. Jayakumar said it had to be debated and discussed in detail.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.