Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami says Centre preparing detailed project report on interlinking Godavari and Cauvery rivers
The Centre is preparing a Detailed Project Report (DPR) on interlinking the Godavari and Cauvery rivers, Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami said in Chennai on Tuesday.
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
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.
AIADMK and DMK stage walkout from RS in protest against Centre's refusal to act on Mekedatu Dam feasibility report
Tamil Nadu parties — AIADMK and DMK — on Friday staged a walkout from Rajya Sabha in protest against the central government's refusal to withdraw permission for a feasibility report on construction of Mekedatu dam on Cauvery river in Karnataka.
Cauvery water row: Centre to call meeting of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu chief ministers to discuss Mekedatu dam issue
The Centre has decided to call a meeting of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu chief ministers soon to discuss the proposed Mekedatu dam on the Cauvery river, an issue which led to stalling of Parliament proceedings last week
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan schools MPs, says 'even children behave much better than Indian parliamentarians'
The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Tuesday within hours after it met as both the Opposition and Treasury benches created a ruckus over the Rafale deal prompting admonitions from the Speaker for being unruly and "worse than school kids".
Cauvery dispute: Karnataka water minister DK Shivakumar writes to Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami, seeks 'amicable solution'
Shivakumar urged Tamil Nadu to present the project details of the Cauvery river water and also hold a discussion on the same at a convenient time.
Cauvery row: Tamil Nadu moves SC against CWC's nod to Karnataka's Mekedatu project; DMK, allies to hold protest on 4 Dec
The Tamil Nadu government has decided to move the Supreme Court against the Central Water Commission's (CWC) nod to Karnataka government’s proposal to build a balancing reservoir-cum-drinking water project at Mekedatu across the Cauvery.
DMK to devise political strategy on Centre’s nod to Karnataka’s reservoir project across Cauvery river
The DMK on Wednesday called for a meeting of its alliance and friendly parties on Thursday to deliberate the Central Water Commission (CWC) allowing Karnataka to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for a balancing reservoir at Mekedatu across the Cauvery river.
Mandya accident: At least 25 killed after bus falls into canal in Karnataka; lone survivor jumped out of bus
The bus fell into VC canal of the Cauvery river after the driver lost control. Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, who is also in Mandya, is likely to visit the spot.
Flood alerts issued in 12 Tamil Nadu districts, after Stanley Reservoir in Mettur reaches capacity for first time in five years
A flood warning was issued in Tamil Nadu after the Stanley Reservoir at Mettur achieved its full reservoir level (FRL) of 120 feet on Monday, for the first time in five years.
Erratic monsoon patterns worsening India's water crisis and conflicts, says study; Shimla-like dry spells could recur
Not just Himachal Pradesh, many Indian states are facing acute water shortages due to shifting monsoon patterns of in the country caused by climate change.
IPL 2018: Over 1,000 Chennai Super Kings fans travel to Pune in Whistle Podu Express to attend Rajasthan Royals clash
Chennai Super Kings may have been forced to play their home matches at Pune this season due to protests over the Cauvery River, but when the IPL franchise takes on Rajasthan Royals at Pune’s Gahunje Stadium on Friday, a sea of yellow will greet them as usual.
IPL 2018: Rajinikanth says it's an 'embarrassment' to host cricket in Chennai at a time when Cauvery dispute is on
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth certainly isn't impressed with the idea of staging IPL matches in Chennai at a time when the state is embroiled in the Cauvery dispute
SC has held that two pre-independence agreements between Mysore and the Madras Presidency on the Cauvery river are 'neither inoperative nor extinct.'