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Oscar winner DiCaprio draws attention to Chennai's devastating water crisis

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jun 27, 2019, 1:14 pm IST
Updated : Jun 27, 2019, 1:14 pm IST

'The southern Indian city of Chennai is in crisis, after the four main water reservoirs ran completely dry,' he wrote on Instagram.

Leonardo DiCaprio has been working extensively to save the environment and had visited India back in 2015 to shoot a documentary. (Photo: AP)
 Leonardo DiCaprio has been working extensively to save the environment and had visited India back in 2015 to shoot a documentary. (Photo: AP)

Mumbai: Oscar winning Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, known for his environmental activism through his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, called Global Dela for Nature, recently raised awareness about the ongoing water crisis in Chennai.

DiCaprio shared a photograph of a dry well in Chennai on his Instagram profile. He 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."

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

#Regram #RG @bbcnews: "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 completely 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 tanks. As the water levels depleted, hotels and restaurants started to shut down 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. Tap the link in our bio to read more about Chennai's water crisis. (📸 Getty Images) #chennai #watercrisis #india #bbcnews

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Tags: leonardo dicaprio, chennai, water crisis, environmental crisis
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)