Chennai, the country’s sixth largest city, whose greater metropolitan area is home to nearly 10 million people, has almost run out of water. The city’s drought is so intense that it can be seen from satellites in space. This water crisis has been accompanied by India’s second longest heatwave on record. India’s climate disasters are fueled by its governments’ resource mismanagement and fossil fuel consumption, says political economist Shouvik Chakraborty.
By Greg Wilpert. The Real News Network. June 27, 2019.