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CM worried over deficient monsoon 22.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday expressed concern over deficient monsoon in the state.

"I have been praying for rain every day...Though it is more than a fortnight since the monsoon arrived in the state, many parts of the state have not received enough rain," he stated in the Legislative Assembly. The Malnad and the south interior Karnataka have not received much rainfall.

"There is hardly any inflow into the KRS reservoir. The water level in the Kabini reservoir has increased by only three feet. I think India Meteorological Department's monsoon forecast is likely to go wrong," he added. Many members, on both the Opposition and the Treasury benches, said it has not rained in their constituencies.

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Monsoon gains steam in Malnad, coastal districts 16.6.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Several parts of the state received good rain on Friday. There was widespread rain in Shivamogga with Hosanagar, Thirthahalli, Sagar and Bhadravathi receiving heavy showers for the whole day, though intermittently. Several roads in Shivamogga were waterlogged affecting movement of vehicles and pedestrians. Shikaripur and Sorab received moderate to heavy rain for a short period. Monsoon intensified in Uttara Kannada district with Karwar, Honnavar and Kumta receiving rain throughout the day. There were reports of moderate rain in Bhatkal, Honnavar, Yallapur, Sirsi and Siddapur. The district recorded 413.6 mm of rainfall in the 24 hours ending at Friday 8.30 am. Honnavar recorded 78.6 mm of rain followed by Ankola (70.4 mm) while Karwar received 58.8. mm of rain. The inflow into Supa reservoir stood at 1,768 cusecs. The dam had water up to 530.15 metres against the full level of 564 metres. Hubballi received intermittent rainfall in the day while there was drizzling in the evening. It rained for the whole ...
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Mandya's irrigated belt recorded high farmer suicide rates in K'taka 14.6.2017 deccanherald.com
The fact that Mandya tops the list in farmer suicides in the state is shocking for the district but what is even more surprising is that 60% of such suicides have been reported from taluks which are irrigated areas like Mandya, Maddur and Malavalli. Of the six farmers who ended their lives this year, four are from Maddur taluk. In all, 57 farmers committed suicide in the last three years in Maddur taluk. Of these, 36 cases were reported from Mandya taluk and 20 from Malavalli taluk. Farmers grow sugarcane, coconut and take up sericulture in Maddur taluk. Sericulture is much preferred due to the region's proximity to the silk market in Ramanagaram. Maddur is the home taluk of S M Krishna who executed lift irrigation projects here during his tenure as chief minister. The taluk is irrigated by Cauvery and Shimsha rivers. Despite all these facilities, more number of farmers in the taluk have committed suicide. 'A dry lifeline' Raitha Sangha vice president Konasale Narasaraju said that agriculture is not ...
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Nalwadi's contributions must be acknowledged: Dwarakanath 9.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Former chairman of the Karnataka State Commission for Backward Classes C S Dwarakanath raised a pertinent question when he asked as to why maharaja Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar has not been accorded due credit for constructing the Krishnaraja Sagar dam across River Cauvery, just as former chief minister Kengal Hanumanthaiah has been acknowledged for constructing Vidhana Soudha. He was speaking during the birth anniversary celebrations of Nalwadi organised by the University of Mysore at the Crawford Hall here on Friday. "Those opposing the facts in the book 'Naanu Kannambadi Katte', written by retired Hindi professor P V Nanjaraje Urs, should prove the facts false to claim full credit to renowned engineer-administrator Sir M Visvesvaraya. It is true that Visvesvaraya was one of the eight persons who worked hard for the construction of the KRS dam. But, the KRS dam was a result of the concern and sacrifice of Nalwadi," he said. "Nalwadi has been relegated to the background by people influenced by retrograde ...
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In majestic Mysuru 7.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
There are many destinations in and around Bengaluru where one can head to for a rejuvenating weekend getaway. I chose to go to Mysuru a while back with a friend of mine and it was a wonderful travel experience, all wrapped in a day. How did we go? We left Bengaluru early on Saturday morning by car, to beat the weekend highway traffic. The main places to visit on our list were Thondanur Lake and KRS, though we also touched upon other popular sites in the city. What did we do? First we reached Thondanur Lake, a beautiful man-made lake constructed by Saint Ramanujacharya in the 13th century, by embarking upon two mountains and containing the Yadavanidhi river along with mountain springs and streams. The lake is enchanting and picturesque, a natural beauty to be admired sitting on the tank bund there. During his time, Tipu Sultan repaired the embankments. The Bijapur Sultanate commander-in-chief, Nasir Jung, admired the lake christening it as 'Moti Talab' for its clear water. Its rocky periphery adds to the ...
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A centre of faith 5.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Edathore, a small town on the banks of River Cauvery, was washed away in 1926 after the construction of Krishna Raja Sagara (KRS) Dam and the new town K R Nagar was built in 1930 three kilometres away, at an elevated place. But the temple of Arkeshwara built around 300 years ago in Edathore is intact and continues to be a spiritual centre for people. It is said that the sun god worshipped Lord Shiva in this place and hence the name Arkeshwara to the presiding deity of this temple. The main door of the temple is west facing. A huge flagpost is facing the main door and the temple is surrounded by rathabeedi, the street on which the chariot is pulled around the temple on the Rathasapthami day. The main shrine is in the centre with a broad mukhamantapa and Lord Arkeshwara is in the form of linga. There is a separate Meenakshi Temple to the south of this shrine. The beautiful idol of Goddess Meenakshi is carved out of black stone. One can also see many other shrines in this temple complex. The speciality of ...
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KRS remains largely shielded from silt accumulation 4.6.2017 Hindu: Home
In contrast to the unfolding crisis in the Tungabhadra dam owing to high siltation, the State’s oldest dam, Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) across the Cauvery, remains shielded from sedimentation.The capacity...
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Prayers at Talacauvery today for rain 3.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Water Resources Minister M B Patil will offer prayers at Talacauvery, the birthplace of River Cauvery, at 2 pm on Sunday to propitiate the rain gods.

The minister will be accompanied by Adichunchanagiri Mutt seer Nirmalanandanatha Swami, Cauvery Neeravari Nigama officials and farmers from catchment areas of the KRS dam.

Prayers will be offered at Bhagamandala and later at Talacauvery.

Initially, the government had decided to conduct the 'parjanya homa' at an estimated cost of Rs 10 lakh. Following a controversy, the minister decided to conduct the prayers at his own cost. Local priests will perform the rituals.
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Parjanya Homa planned for rainfall 1.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The engineers of Cauvery Irrigation Corporation will perform 'Parjanya Homa (propitiation of rain god through a sacred fire ritual) for good rain. The Homa will be held at Talacauvery or near Bhagandeshwara Temple at Bhagamandala on June 4. The sacred fire ritual will be held at a cost of Rs 10 lakh and it will be held under the guidance of priests from Kerala. Water Resources Minister M B Patil and District In-charge Minister M R Seetharam will offer special prayers on the day. Harangi reservoir executive engineer Rangaswamy said no official order has been issued to conduct the ritual. It has been a tradition from the time of Mysuru Maharajas to offer speical prayers at Talacauvery before the onset of monsoon. The farmers in the KRS dam catchment area offer prayers for rains every year. There is no need to apply special meaning to the rituals, he added. Bhagandeshwara Temple executive officer Jagadish Kumar said no preparations have been done for Parjanya Homa in Bhagamandala. Prakruthi Foundation had ...
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Why a well drying up has Bengaluru-Mysuru worried 30.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Heavy pre-monsoon rain brings relief to south interior Karnataka 29.5.2017 Hindu: National
It has been uniform, widespread in most taluks where precipitation has been in excess of 100% for May
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Inflow to Mettur dam brings cheer 24.5.2017 Hindu: National
Touches four-figure mark for first time since October last
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No drinking water worries till June 8.5.2017 Hindu: Home
But, monsoon delay may tip the scales for Mysuru, Mandya
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MCC ready for emergency pumping 8.5.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
The Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) is preparing for emergency pumping, directly from the river, if storage levels in the Krishnaraja Sagar reservoir (KRS), the primary source of drinking water to Mysur...
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Bengaluru braces for dry days as water shortage looms large 7.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Cauvery: all-party meeting on May 9 4.5.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has convened an all-party meeting on May 9 in Bengaluru to discuss the Centre's proposal to set up an expert group to look into grievances of the riparian states of the Cauvery river.

Sources in the Chief Minister's office said the state government is also planning to pass a resolution in the legislature on the Mekedatu project, which has met with stiff opposition from the Tamil Nadu government. The project envisages constructing a reservoir across the river Cauvery near Mekedatu. Siddaramaiah will elicit views of the leaders on both, the Centre's proposal as well as the Mekedatu project.

Besides, the chief minister will apprise the leaders of the availability of water in the four reservoirs of the Cauvery in the state - the KRS, the Kabini, the Hemavathi and the Harangi. He will also discuss the contingency plan to be implemented in case the south-west monsoon fails again, the sources added.
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Summer woes: Water levels at major reservoirs plunge to dead storage 4.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Coorg’s SOS to Modi: Save Cauvery 3.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Coorg Wildlife Society has written to prime minister Narendra Modi recently on the need to protect the catchment in Kodagu to sustain river Cauvery.
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Body found at Edamuri waterfalls 2.5.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
The body of an unidentified man was found in the Cauvery at Devaraya Canal, near Edamuri waterfalls, at Srirangapatna of the district on Monday. According to the KRS police, the 25-year-old man might ...
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Rain brings respite, raises hopes in Mysuru 24.4.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Water stress that had impacted agricultural activity during 2015 and 2016 resulted in crop failure
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