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What the world saw unfold on the roads of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over the sharing of Cauvery river water is an indicator to the rising conflict over water in the country. Our newsletter this week will engage you with articles on the ongoing interstate river disputes and unresolved water issues: How the source of Cauvery river is witnessing landscape changes leading to the river’s destruction; What could be the way forward in the Cauvery dispute? Goa and Karnataka lock horns over Mahadayi river-water sharing; The problem of sharing the Yamuna water; The never ending Mullaperiyar dam dispute.
Also, do read our recent articles on the forgotten ponds and tanks of Guwahati and how Delhi Jal Board is changing the way water is distributed to its citizens
Cauvery row: When source is the cause
Karnataka and TN are sparring over the dwindling Cauvery water. Kodagu, where the Cauvery begins its journey, is witnessing landscape changes which is impacting the water inflow to the river.
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A river on fire
Communication, based on sound scientific information, involving farmers as well as other stakeholders, is the only way to solve the Cauvery dispute. Political mandate, too, is important.
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Two states and a dam row
Latha Anantha of River Research Centre, Thrissur speaks to India Water Portal on the latest developments on the Mullaperiyar dam controversy.
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A solution to the problem of sharing Yamuna waters continues to elude Delhi and Haryana even as the river dries up and caste issues flare up.
Goa and Karnataka lock horns again over Mahadayi water sharing. How long will it go on before a consensus is reached?
Weekly roundups
News: Ganga polluted with heavy metals and pesticides: CPCB; Monsoon five percent below normal; Northern railways admits to flawed water quality monitoring procedure; SAUNI project reunites families; Bengaluru wastes half of the received water.
Read morePolicy: Cauvery river dispute: Karnataka to share less water, SC raps the two states over protests; Namami Gange programme to speed up; Yamuna water taxi project faces hurdle; Haryana government approves Rs 143 crore for revival of Jawahar Lal Nehru canal; NGT takes note of the encroachments of Arthala Lake in Ghaziabad.
– Read moreSanitation news: Swachh Bharat funds remain unused by Delhi’s municipal corporations; TISS for creation of a National Council for Urban Sanitation for effective implementation; No takers for Chennai’s modern public toilets; Uttarakhand to give Rs 20,000 for building toilets at construction workers’ homes; Garbage now fills Noida’s ambitious biodiversity park.
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