CHENNAI: Chief Minister, Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday warned against impure water supplies allegedly being made by tanker lorries in greater Chennai.
Stern action will be taken against those supplying sub-standard or impure water, Palaniswami told a press conference at the secretariat here.
He said government will allow water sales only after testing for its quality.
Mr. Palaniswami also disclosed that Municipal Administration minister, S P Velumani would hold talks with private water tanker operators to ensure uniform pricing of water supplied by them to the people.
In distribution of water, government will accord priority to slum dwellers and disadvantaged sections, he said.
Mr. Palaniswami said there were practical difficulties in supply when flat-owners booked for water online under ten different names from one apartment complex.
DURAI MURUGAN'S POSER:
Meanwhile, DMK senior Durai Murugan posed in Chennai as to why the AIADMK government should shy away from Kerala government's water offer to Tamil Nadu. The government should declare entire Tamil Nadu as drought-hit and get more funds from the Central government to tackle the water crisis, he urged.
STALIN RETURNS HOME
The DMK president M K Stalin, accompanied by his wife Durga Stalin, returned to Chennai on Friday night after a brief visit to Singapore.