Chennai's growth threatened by water shortages
Companies are paying 30% more for private supplies sourced from farther outside Chennai
More than 600 million people are facing 'acute' water shortages, and 21 Indian cities are expected to run out of groundwater by 2020
Chennai: Dozens of billion-dollar companies. Thousands of high-paying IT and manufacturing jobs. Luxury apartments towering over the Bay of Bengal. Chennai has one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, but it’s out of water, threatening to put a brake on all that growth.