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Apr 24, 2017
Tamil Nadu farmers call off protest, serving a grim reminder of how far removed state has become from IndiaTamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka are facing one of the worst droughts in history. Is the Centre waiting for more farmers to commit suicide? Or is it because south India no longer has the political currency to get its voice heard in Delhi?
Apr 24, 2017
South India's Drought Part 3: Parched lands in Nagapattinam lead to distress migrationThis is the third article from an eight-part series of ground reports on the ongoing water crisis in south India. In this piece the author writes about how the Dalits in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu are forced to migrate because of the acute water crisis and no land rights.
Apr 23, 2017
Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswamy assures help to protesting farmers at Jantar MantarTamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy on Sunday met with protesting farmers from his state at the Jantar Mantar and assured help.
Apr 22, 2017
Tamil Nadu drought: Minister adopts bizarre way to prevent evaporation, floats thermocol sheets on Vaigai damTamil Nadu is in the midst of the worst drought in 140 years but clearly there is no drought of ideas. Minister for Cooperation Sellur K Raju tried to float thermocol sheets on Vaigai dam on Friday to prevent evaporation.
Apr 21, 2017
South India's Drought Part 2: Chennai slum dwellers forced to beg for water, authorities remain helplessChennai's slums are struggling to meet their water requirements. Water bodies around Chennai were brimming around this time last year because of the floods. A year later, the city is parched and desperate for water.
Apr 20, 2017
South India's Drought Part 1: Five states face severe water crisis made worse by the onset of summerSouth India is parched — Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are already reeling under severe drought, and Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are on the brink — now the blistering heat waves will put more pressure on the existing water resources.
Apr 17, 2017
Drought in South India: As summer kicks in, TN, Karnataka and other states stare at another water crisisStep into Tamil Nadu and you find the Cauvery has died in the state. Driving through Trichy, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur and Nagapattinam, the mighty Cauvery today is reduced to tiny puddles of dirty water in the delta region.
Apr 14, 2017
Bypoll wins: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah should keep his promises to voters before state electionWith the Congress winning both the Nanjangud and Gundulpet bypolls, the Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is obviously on a high. The CM will now be looking at the bypoll results as a pre-cursor to the 2018 Assembly elections, expected to be held exactly a year from now.
Apr 12, 2017
Tamil Nadu farmers protest has grabbed enough eyeballs but state govt must step up for their causeIt is not clear what more innovative ways these farmers would adopt to stay in news to seek farm loan waiver. But this protest has certainly ensured that the reality of the agricultural distress has sunk into the psyche of millions of urban dwellers as well.
Apr 10, 2017
Tamil Nadu farmers strip outside PM's office, demand loan waiver and drought-relief packageResorting to dramatic forms of protest, a group of Tamil Nadu farmers on Monday stripped near South Block here to press for their demands of loan waiver and drought-relief package.