The Nemmeli desalination plant is one of the key sources of water for the city. The fisherfolk of the Sulerikatukuppam village have, however, seen the other side of it, as they find their lives and livelihood ruined by its presence.
For years, residents of the famed Rajiv Gandhi Salai IT corridor have been pressing for basic water and drainage infrastructure, lack of which has meant not just huge expenses but also undesirable developments for the city as a whole.
Even as the torrential rains in December improved groundwater tables, unchecked extraction of groundwater by water tankers is a cause for worry. Who will bell this cat? Even as the mercury soars, the increase in