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‘Only rain can save Chennai’, says Leonardo DiCaprio on water crisis

‘Only rain can save Chennai’, says Leonardo DiCaprio on water crisis
Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has shared a post on the ongoing water crisis in Chennai.

Tribune Web Desk 
Chandigarh, June 26

Oscar winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio has shared a post on the ongoing water crisis in Chennai. The Hollywood actor, who has time and again used this ‘star’ status to highlight environmental issues, even while receiving the Oscar for ‘The Revenant’, he used the stage to talk about climate change, he said:"Let us not take this planet for granted". 

The on-going water crisis has gained the actor’s attention. DiCaprio shared a BBC news post on Instagram talking about the issue. The four main water reservoirs in the Tamil Nadu capital are completely dry, as a result of which the residents are facing acute water shortage.

DiCaprio 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 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”. 

 
 
 
 
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#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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“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”.

This isn't the first time DiCaprio has commented on an environmental issue in India. Two days ago, he posted on the 65 metre-high Ghazipur garbage mountain in Uttar Pradesh.

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