Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy directed officials to release water to neighbouring state Tamil Nadu on Friday. Over 90 lakh people in Tamil Nadu are suffering from water crisis.

The Tamil Nadu government had appealed to Jagan Mohan Reddy in this regard. Tamil Nadu ministers, SP Velumani and D Jayakumar, met Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday seeking the release of water from Andhra Pradesh.

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Replying positively, the Andhra Pradesh chief minister ordered the release of water to Tamil Nadu.

Reports say it will take at least a month for the water in Andhra Pradesh to reach Tamil Nadu.

The water will be released from Srisailam to Pothireddypadu through KC canal and will reach the Somasila reservoir. It will later be released to the Kandaleru dam and will reach Chennai through the Telugu Ganga canal.

Tamil Nadu has been reeling under acute water crisis for the past several months as Chennai's Porur Lake, one of the main sources of water, has reached its lowest level. Moreover, scorching heat and a delayed monsoon have further worsened the situation.

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