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Category: non-narmada-dams :: Mettur
Last updated: Jun 16 2017 10:08 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Canal works inspected 16.6.2017 Hindu: Cities
‘Kudimaramathu’ (water canals restoration) works in Arachalur, Vilakethi, Karumandampalayam, and Arampalayam areas being carried out by the Water Resources Organisation wing of Public Works Department...
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Time to skip Kuruvai? Debate rages in Cauvery delta 14.6.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Without river water, the crop takes a toll on groundwater reserves, say experts; Minister defends government package, adds sowing of pulses is being encouraged
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Kuruvai farmers to get Rs 57 crore 13.6.2017 TOI: Chennai
Lack of water in Mettur reservoir, coupled with low ground water potential in the region, prompted the state government to announce a kuruvai subsidy package worth '56.92 crore to help farmers of eight districts in the Cauvery basin, for the fifth successive year.
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Yet again, Mettur dam misses customary water release date 13.6.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Over 16 lakh acres in 12 delta districts depend on it for irrigation
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For sixth straight year, no Cauvery water for delta farmers 12.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Inadequate water storage has prompted the Tamil Nadu government to renege on its commitment to open the shutters of the Mettur dam on June 12. The state government would instead provide a Rs 56-crore package to the delta farmers to continue sowing the Kuruvai crops, besides the 12-hour continuous three-phase electricity. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami justified the government's move, saying water level in the Mettur dam - the lifeline of delta farmers - stands at a mere 23 ft against its capacity of 120 ft. He said the dam can only be opened if the water level is about 90 ft. The chief minister also said the Karnataka government's refusal to release water last year had seriously impacted the Kuruvai and Samba cultivations. The sops also include a 100% subsidy on fertilisers and manure for Kuruvai cultivation, besides subsidy for machines used in transplantation, and specific PVC pipes. The government would also encourage farmers to cultivate different varieties of pulses in 1.32 lakh acres as an ...
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Farmers not enthused by govt. kuruvai package 12.6.2017 Hindu: Cities
“It is nothing but a waste of government resources”
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TN announces kuruvai subsidy package for farmers in delta region 12.6.2017 TOI: Chennai
The scheme was launched in view of the insufficient water in Mettur reservoir, the lifeline of Cauvery delta. It is for the third successive year that the scheme has been announced.
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₹ 56 cr. package for Cauvery delta farmers for ‘kuruvai’ crop 12.6.2017 Hindu: News
This included supply of 12 hours of three phase power, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said.
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Rs 56 cr package for Cauvery delta farmers for 'kuruvai' crop 12.6.2017 Zee News : States
The Tamil Nadu government on Monday announced a Rs 56 crore package for farmers in Cauvery delta districts in the state to take up 'kuruvai' (short-term) paddy and pulses plantation. This included supply of 12 hours of three phase power.
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TN announces Rs 56-cr package for Cauvery delta farmers for ‘kuruvai’ crop 12.6.2017 BusinessLine - National
The Tamil Nadu government today announced a Rs 56 crore package for farmers in Cauvery delta districts in the State to take up ‘kuruvai’ (short-term) paddy and pulses plantation. This included sup...
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Silt removal evokes good response 7.6.2017 Hindu: States
The lifting of silt by farmers free of cost from the dry beds of water bodies under a recently introduced State Government scheme has proved to be successful in the district. There has been good respo...
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G K Vasan asks Tamil Nadu government to release water from Mettur dam on June 12 5.6.2017 TOI: Chennai
Vasan was talking to reporters here on the sidelines of a fast organised by farmers demanding setting up of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB).
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Relay fast by farmers over Cauvery issue continues 4.6.2017 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
The relay fast by members of the All Farmers Federation entered the third day on Saturday with the protesters resorting to a novel stir taking out a rally with a plough, bullocks, shovel and withered ...
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Tamil Nadu to roll out millet package for farmers 2.6.2017 TOI: Chennai
The Tamil Nadu government is all set to announce a special financial package to provide succour to delta farmers for the third successive year.
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TN govt plans kuruvai package; focus on pulses and millets 1.6.2017 TOI: Chennai
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CM inaugurates desilting scheme at Mettur dam 28.5.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Says it would be extended to other dams across the State in due course
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‘Merger only if OPS is made CM’ 28.5.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Semmalai takes issue with Edappadi over his achievements
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Tamil Nadu CM inaugurates desilting work at Mettur dam 28.5.2017 Zee News : States
Palaniswami launched the work by removing silt, the first ever such exercise in the 83-year old history of the reservoir across the Cauvery river, using a spade.
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Desilting works carried out for the fist time in Mettur dam in TN 28.5.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
For the first time the desilting works commenced on Sunday at the 83-year old Mettur Dam across Cauvery river, the lifeline of Delta farmers in Tamil Nadu. The government's decision to desilt the reservoir came against the backdrop of severe drought situation with water in the dam was almost dried this summer. With southwest monsoon set to begin in next few days, the desilting works have been welcomed by Delta farmers and people in the region.  The construction of Mettur dam began in 1925 and was completed in 1934.  Till now the reservoir was not desilted even during previous drought condi
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Water hyacinth removed 27.5.2017 Hindu: News
Fishermen have started removing water hyacinth from River Cauvery at Pallipalayam, as officials failed to do so.Due to low water level at Stanley Reservoir in Mettur, discharge of water for irrigation...
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