Water Scarcity

Sacred ritual honouring Cauvery aims at protecting river ecosystem  

‘Cauvery Maha Aarathi’ , an initiative started in 2010 to create awareness, will complete 150 months of continuing rituals to the river this month.

published on : 2nd October 2023

Status report sought on plea against borewell project in Kollidam

Due to illegal mining, there is a water scarcity in Kollidam river for the past 25 years, Gajendran alleged.

published on : 26th September 2023

TN: Demolish/restore decade-old overhead water tank, rue residents of S Pudukkottai

Built ten years ago to provide a potable water supply to residents, the water tank has remained unused since its construction.

published on : 25th September 2023

Time to ration water, save up for next summer, say experts   

Experts suggest that the government should reduce water supply for irrigation, industries and to urban areas immediately by 20 to 30 per cent.

published on : 23rd September 2023

Protests in Cauvery heartland; Mandya bandh on September 23

Farmers and members of various organisations took to the streets against the apex court’s directives with the Raitha Hitharakshana Samiti calling for a Mandya bandh on Saturday.

published on : 22nd September 2023

Revisiting wastewater reuse policy to help Bengaluru evade water crisis

Changing weather patterns, accompanied by encroachment and pollution of the city’s lakes, have spelled doom for the delicate relationship between Bengaluru’s lake-dependent communities.

published on : 9th September 2023

Kuruvai in trouble, farmers await TN govt’s word on samba

Sources, however, said the state government is yet to assess the crop damage as there are reports that kuruvai crops have been revived through alternative irrigation sources in most areas.

published on : 31st August 2023

Karnataka told to release 5,000 cusecs of water for 15 days to TN

State treads cautiously, SC to hear case on Sept 1; farmers protest  

published on : 30th August 2023

Sikkal council members submit resignation to collector over unresolved water woes in TN

Several others submitted petitions seeking to address the lack of potable water while a few farmers submitted a petition regarding the recently sanctioned drought relief.

published on : 15th August 2023

Tamil Nadu villagers object to supply of groundwater to water-intensive industries

Allikulam and Servaikaranmadam residents have demanded the district administration to seal the borewells that are operating without any approval and initiate criminal action against the suppliers.

published on : 2nd July 2023

Water stock in lakes down to 7 pc; Mumbai civic body to impose water cut from July 1

According to a BMC report, the seven lakes had 7.26 per cent stock at 6 am on Wednesday.

published on : 28th June 2023

Mumbai stares at severe scarcity as only 7% water left in 7 dams

If the monsoon does not arrive by this weekend, then Mumbai will have to brace for 10 to 15 per cent water cut.

published on : 23rd June 2023

Section 144 in Karnataka's Raichur to ‘save’ water from dam  

To mitigate the crisis, the district administration has decided  to get water from Tungabhadra reservoir through a canal.

published on : 19th June 2023

Children in war-scarred Yemen line up for water, not school

The dire mix of war and climate change has only aggravated the country's water woes.

published on : 18th June 2023

Coimbatore corporation turns to tankers to tide over water scarcity

Speaking to TNIE, CCMC Commissioner M Prathap said on average, the civic body used to receive around 90 to 95 MLD of water per day from the reservoir.

published on : 14th June 2023

Release water from Maharashtra dams to tide over scarcity: Siddu to Shinde 

Karnataka government had recently written to Maharashtra government seeking the release of 6tmcft of water — 3tcmft each into the Krishna and Bhima.

published on : 2nd June 2023