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Restriction on sourcing water from Cauvery relaxed 21.8.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Following increase in water level in Mettur Dam
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Farmers asked to take up rain-dependent crops as water level in four dams is poor: Minister 16.8.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Water Resources Minister M.B. Patil has regretted that expect Almatti, no other major reservoir in the State has reached the full level this year. “The water level in four major dams, including KRS an...
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Rain brings hope for short-term crops in Mysuru-Mandya belt 16.8.2017 Hindu: News
Current spell will help standing crops like cotton; farmers will be encouraged to take up semi-arid crops
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‘Only standing crops in Cauvery basin will get water’ 14.8.2017 Hindu: National
The State government will release water only to standing crops in the Cauvery basin area through tanks and not for fresh crops, particularly paddy and sugarcane.With four major reservoirs in the Cauve...
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A first in years: Paddy not sown in rice bowl Mandya 10.8.2017 Mysore - City - The Times of India
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Farmers finally withdraw protest 10.8.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Members of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) and Karnataka Janapara Vedike called off indefinite protests in the district on Wednesday following the State government’s decision to discharge Cauvery...
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Cauvery water to be released to fill up lakes; storage hits 46-year low 9.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Bowing to pressure from farmers, the state government on Wednesday decided to release water from the four reservoirs of the Cauvery river to fill up lakes in command areas. Water will be released from Thursday. But it will be only for drinking purpose. The farmers have been urged not to take up cultivation of water-intensive crops like paddy and sugar cane, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah told reporters after holding a meeting with elected representatives from Mandya district. In all, 45 tmcft of water is available in the four major reservoirs — the lowest in 46 years. Around this time last year, the major reservoirs of the Cauvery river basin — KRS, Kabini, Harangi and Hemavathi — had 53.52 tmcft of water. "Our priority now is to improve groundwater levels that have plummeted. So, water will be released to fill up lakes and tanks in the river basin," he said, adding that cloud-seeding will be taken up next week. Water Resources Minister M B Patil said Karnataka is expected to release to ...
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Make us part of Tamil Nadu: Drought-hit Karnataka farmers 9.8.2017 Mysore - City - The Times of India
The irony in the farmers' rather dramatic demand is hard to miss: barely months ago, they burned effigies of politicians and blocked roads to protest the release of water to Tamil Nadu.
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Protests throw traffic out of gear on Bengaluru-Mysuru highway 9.8.2017 Hindu: News
Over 150 farmers, including senior KRRS leaders, were detained for blocking traffic
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CM to meet Mandya MLAs, MP today on water release to TN 8.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said that he has convened a meeting of MLAs and the MP from Mandya on Wednesday to discuss releasing water from the KRS dam to Tamil Nadu. Speaking to reporters here, the chief minister said that the volume of water to be released will be decided based on the availability of water in the reservoir. A final decision will be taken during a meeting of the elected representatives of all other districts coming under the Cauvery delta on August 19. Siddaramaiah said that while the available storage recorded is 53 tmcft, there is a requirement of 35 tmcft for irrigation and 30 tmcft for drinking water purpose. As per the crisis agreement, the state has released 12 tmcft as against the committed 21 tmcft of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. Stating that the state is expected to receive rain this month, the chief minister said that cloud seeding has been planned as an alternative, with measures being taken to start it from the month-end, after studying the exact places to take up ...
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Water to TN: CM calls Mandya elected reps meeting today 8.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said that he has convened a meeting of MLAs and the MP from Mandya on Wednesday to discuss releasing water from the KRS dam to neighbouring Tamil Nadu. Speaking to media persons upon his arrival in the district on Tuesday, the chief minister said that the quantity of water to be released will be decided based on the availability of water in the reservoir. The decision will be taken during a meeting of elected representatives of all other districts coming under the Cauvery delta on August 19. The chief minister said that while the available storage recorded is 53 TMC feet, there is a requirement of 35 TMC for irrigation and 30 TMC for drinking water purpose. As per the crisis agreement, the state has released 12 TMC as against the committed 21 TMC water. Saying that state is expected to receive rain this month, the chief minister said that cloud seeding has been planned as an alternative, with measures being taken to start it from the month-end, after studying the exact ...
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'Jail Bharo' agitation: farmers held, released 8.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Hundreds of farmers were taken into custody by the police for staging a 'Jail Bharo' agitation demanding release of water to the Visvesvaraya Canal from Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) dam in Mandya on Tuesday. The protesters, under the banner of Raitha Sangha and Hasiru Sene, blocked Mysuru-Bengaluru highway near Visvesvaraya's statue and raised slogans against the Centre and the state government. A few farmers demonstrated 'Shirasasana' on the road to draw the attention of the people. Vehicular traffic on the highway came to a halt for a while with vehicles stranded on both sides of the highway. Tension prevailed for sometime as there were heated exchange of words between farmers and police personnel when the latter tried to prevent them from blocking the road. Protesters raised slogans when police tried to drag them by their collars. Police immediately took the farmers into custody and brought the situation under control. Women constables summoned Police faced a tough time as there were no women constables to ...
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Rain resumes after lull, TB dam, KRS receive good inflow 6.8.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Tungabhadra and Krishnaraja Sagara reservoirs in Ballari and Mandya districts respectively have received good inflow in the past 24 hours following copious rain in their catchment areas. Tungabhadra dam near Hosapete on Sunday received 6,043 cusecs. It was 4,757 cusecs on Saturday. The outflow on Sunday was a meagre 20 cusecs. The dam, lifeline of Ballari, Koppal and Raichur districts, received over half tmcft water in the last 24 hours (ending 8 am on Sunday). The storage level in the dam stands at 42.204 tmcft against 39.589 tmcft during the corresponding period, last year. The maximum storage level at TB dam is 133 tmcft, including 30 tmcft of silt deposit. With good showers in Cauvery basin, the inflow to the Krishnarajasagar (KRS) reservoir increased on Sunday, reports DHNS from Mandya. The inflow which was 4,651 cusecs on Saturday increased to 11,711 cusecs by Sunday evening. The outflow is 4,067 cusecs. The water level in KRS, as on August 6, is 91.50 feet. Rain resumed after a brief lull in ...
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Revival of monsoon raises hopes in Cauvery basin 5.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Good rainfall predicted in catchment areas over the next few days
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Govt calls meet on Cauvery water release 4.8.2017 Deccan Herald - State
The state government has convened a meeting of elected representatives from the Cauvery basin on August 14 to decide whether to release water into the canals for kharif crop. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah with in-charge ministers of various districts in the Cauvery basin on Friday. Briefing reporters after the meeting, Water Resources Minister MBPatil said deficient rainfall had resulted in poor inflow to the four reservoirs of Cauvery - Harangi, Hemavathi, KRS and Kabini. The basin was witnessing a distress situation - the worst in the last 43 years. He said the total inflow during the water year from June 1 stood at 57.83 tmcft as against the long-term 43-year average of 122.88 tmcft - a shortfall of 52.94%. The present storage in the four reservoirs is 43.07 tmcft against a gross storage of 114.50 tmcft. Friday's meeting decided to release one tmcft from Hemavathi reservoir to the right bank upper canals to fill tanks and drinking purposes. The ...
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53% shortfall in inflow into Cauvery basin reservoirs: minister 2.8.2017 Deccan Herald - State
The shortfall in the inflow of water in the four reservoirs of the Cauvery basin stands at 52.94% and the present storage levels were not sufficient to meet the irrigation requirement for the kharif season, Water Resources Minister M B Patil said on Wednesday. Patil told reporters in Bengaluru that deficient rainfall had resulted in poor inflow into the four reservoirs — Harangi, Hemavathi, KRS and Kabini. He said the total inflow received during the water year from June 1 stood at 57.83 tmcft as against the long-term 43-year average inflow of 122.88 tmcft — a shortfall of 52.94%. The total live storage in the four reservoirs as on date stood at 43.3 tmcft as against 52 tmcft on the same date last year. The water levels last year was considered a historic low in the last 40 years, he said. He said Karnataka has released 7 tmcft water to Tamil Nadu since June 1 as against 34 tmcft as stipulated by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) award. "As of now, 2017-18 appears to be a distress ...
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Farmer organisations step up protest for Cauvery water 2.8.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Cauvery Hithrakshana Samithi president G Madegowda, on Wednesday, said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah should immediately stop releasing water from the KRS dam to Tamil Nadu. He said this while addressing the protesters during an indefinite stir by Raitha Sangha and Hasiru Sene and other farmer bodies near Sir M Visvesvaraya statue here, demanding the release of water to the canals. The chief minister has failed to safeguard the interests of the farmers of Cauvery basin, Madegowda said and warned that the government will have to face serious consequences if it continues to release water to Tamil Nadu at the expense of the local farmers. With Madegowda joining the agitation, the movement has gathered more steam, MLA K S Puttannaiah said. He added that the the authorities concerned should release water to canals to fill the lakes and ponds. Nationalised banks should waive farm loans and advance fresh loans, he demanded. Semi-nude agitation Meanwhile, members of a farmers' federation staged a protest on the ...
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No water for crops in Cauvery basin 2.8.2017 Hindu: National
Even last year, government stopped water release owing to poor levels in the reservoirs
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Water levels in Cauvery basin dams very low: minister 1.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Water in four reservoirs in the Cauvery basin - the KRS, the Kabini, the Hemavathi and the Harangi - is sufficient only to be utilised for drinking purposes, Planning, and Programme Monitoring Minister MRSeetharam said on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru, Seetharam said poor inflow this year had resulted in water levels reaching only 44% of the full capacity in the four reservoirs. The reservoirs were 78% full during the same time last year. It may be difficult to even supply drinking water if the depletion in rainfall continues, he said.

Seetharam said he had held a meeting with Water Resources Minister MBPatil and legislators from the Cauvery basin to assess the situation.


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Cauvery row: activists hold mock obsequies of CM, minister to vent ire 1.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Activists of the Karnataka Janapara Vedike on Tuesday performed mock obsequies ceremony (thithi) of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Water Resources Minister M B Patil to vent their ire against the state government for its failure to respond to their demands. The residents of surrounding villages took part in the rituals and built graves out of soil and decorated them with flowers. Later, they offered 'vade, kajjaya, chakkuli, kodubale, kadalepuri' and performed puja. Activists Siddaramu, Srinivas and Krishnegowda tonsured their heads to mark the ceremony. The activists also shouted slogans against the state government stating that, "You people died without releasing water into the canals. May your soul rest in peace." An activist told DH that their repeated pleas and protests seeking release of water from KRS dam into the canals has not been considered by the government. "In our view, the government has died. Hence, we have performed the 'thithi' of the CM and the minister," he said. Mandya Members of ...
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