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Water scarcity may spark exodus

Over 250 families in Gollalakuppam, located close to the Tiruvallur-Andhra Pradesh border, are on the verge of vacating the hamlet due to the lack of water supply. They have been demanding a check dam in the locality to prevent rainwater from flowing to Nagari in Andhra Pradesh and to increase groundwater levels.

The village is surrounded by hills — Moonu Gundu, Gaikundu and Bodaparai — on the northern, western and eastern sides. Every time it rains, water from the hills gushes through a 300-acre space between the three hills and flows like a river close to the village.

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