Full text: Isha Foundation rubbishes ESG's claims on Cauvery Calling project, terms letter to Leonardo DiCaprio 'factually incorrect'
The Isha Foundation rubbished the Environment Support Group's letter to Leonardo DiCaprio urging the Hollywood actor to withdraw his support to Cauvery Calling campaign, terming it 'factually incorrect' and an attempt 'to gain publicity'; here's the full text of the NGO's reply to the letter
Over 100 signatories urge Leonardo DiCaprio to withdraw support for Cauvery Calling campaign of Sadhguru's Isha Foundation
The Coalition for Environmental Justice in India, 95 civil society groups and 18 individuals wrote a letter to Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, days after he expressed support for the Cauvery Calling campaign that was launched by the Isha Foundation headed by spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Kenneth Anderson and Melagiri: Colonial hunter's legacy drives conservation effort in South India's forests
The Kenneth Anderson Nature Society (KANS) wants Melagiri in Tamil Nadu, which is under threat from deforestation, and irresponsible tourism and development, to be declared a wildlife sanctuary.
Karnataka farmers’ strike enters fifth day: Govt puts onus on Cauvery board as protesters demand diversion of river water
The indefinite strike by the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha members demanding Cauvery and Hemavati waters to be channelised for saving standing crops entered the fifth day on Tuesday. Farmers in Mandya have been demanding diversion of Cauvery and Hemavati waters to their canals in order to save their produce. On Monday, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy had asked the Centre to direct the Cauvery Water Management Authority to resolve the issue.
Cauvery Water Management Authority directs Karnataka to release 40 TMC ft water to Tamil Nadu for June, July
The decision was taken at a meeting of the CWMA presided over by Chairman Masood Hussain, which decided that in respect of quantum of water to be released to Puducherry the existing arrangement between Puducherry and Tamil Nadu will continue.
MK Stalin accuses Centre of 'discreetly' helping Karnataka to construct dam across Cauvery river at Mekedatu
DMK on Monday charged the BJP-led government at the Centre with aiding Karnataka in going ahead with the construction of a dam across the Cauvery at Mekedatu.
The Tamil Nadu Assembly will meet on 28 June, the first time after the bypolls to 22 seats in which both the ruling AIADMK and Opposition DMK increased their numbers.
The eight Cauvery delta region districts contribute 45.4 percent of Tamil Nadu's total paddy production, with Thiruvarur and Thanjore contributing the highest (10.7 and 9.9 percent, respectively) — making them the chief rice suppliers to the state granaries
The Cauvery, flowing through the districts of Salem, Erode, Karur and Namakkal, is considered sacred by the locals. Triveni Sangamam — the confluence of the Bhavani, Cauvery and Saraswati — is a site of Hindu pilgrimage. Yet, the Cauvery runs barren for most of the year — the river and banks often exposed to harsh activities that impact them adversely.
Cauvery, a river under stress: The plight of Mandya's farmers — and of TN's fluorosis belt residents
In part III of Anusha Sundar’s Cauvery — A River in Stress series, we examine the plight of the farmers of the Mandya plains, who rely on the river water for their paddy and sugarcane crops, as well as for their drinking needs. We also look at the Cauvery in the drought-prone Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts, known as the fluorosis belt of Tamil Nadu. Here, the excess presence of fluoride, an acute salt in the groundwater, leads to severe dental and skeletal problems for the residents.
The economic, political and social changes in Coorg have led to an environmental imbalance that has impacted the Cauvery
Hydro politics over its rivers is not a new phenomenon in India, but the Cauvery water dispute is one-of-its-kind, in that it has continued for over two centuries now.
Nitin Gadkari says Centre to take up Rs 60,000-crore Godavari-Cauvery linking project that 'will solve water issues in 4 states'
The Centre will soon take up a major project to link rivers Godavari and Cauvery that would resolve water issues in four southern states, Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari announced.
Winter Session of Parliament: Day 5 sees little business as Opposition and BJP members take turns to disrupt Houses
"A government which lies to the government has no right to continue," said a placard which a Congress MP was holding outside the Parliament premises. The message gave a glimpse into the kind of productivity we should expect from both the Houses of Parliament. To
HD Kumaraswamy meets Narendra Modi, requests him to convene meeting of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu over Mekedatu reservoir
A high-level delegation, led by HD Kumaraswamy, met Narendra Modi on Monday and requested him to convene a meeting to resolve various issues raised by Tamil Nadu.
Apart from Kerala floods, heavy monsoon spell wreaks havoc in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh
Besides Kerala, several other states such as Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Assam witnessed heavy rains, floods, landslides and cyclone warnings.
Flood alert issued for Cauvery banks in Salem district after Karnataka releases river water; contact 1077 for emergencies
Residents living on the banks have been asked to move to safer places as the river is expected to be in spate due to heavy inflow from Karnataka.
Tackling India's water woes: Active citizenry, govt checks on unsustainable use and river pollution needed to address crisis
Despite an abundance of rivers and lakes, India's poor water management has not allowed it to harness their potential and maintain them to meet our needs.
Karnataka to release of 20,000 cusecs of water from Kabini dam to Tamil Nadu due to 'prospects of good monsoon'
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has instructed officials to release 20,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu from Kabini dam due to the prospects of a good monsoon