Bhavanisagar dam to release water into Lower Bhavani Project canal for irrigation from August 15

Tamil Nadu water works department will release water from the Bhavanisagar dam into Lower Bhavani Project (LBP) canal from August 15 for irrigation purposes after farmers commenced agitation

Chennai, Aug 3 (BPNS) Tamil Nadu water works department will release water from the Bhavanisagar dam into Lower Bhavani Project (LBP) canal from August 15 for irrigation purposes after farmers commenced agitation. Generally, water from Bhavanisagar dam is released into LBP canal on August 15 and due to maintenance works, there were reports that this […]

TN to commence restoration work of twin lakes in Chennai by August

The Tamil Nadu Water Resources Department has floated tenders for the restoration of twin lakes in Chennai and the work is likely to commence by August once the tenders are finalized.

Chennai, July 12 (BPNS) The Tamil Nadu Water Resources Department has floated tenders for the restoration of twin lakes in Chennai and the work is likely to commence by August once the tenders are finalized. The twin lakes commonly known as Retteri lake is to be desilted and cleared of encroachments. A senior official of […]

Oxygen level in Coimbatore water bodies increase after Sewage Treatment

The Coimbatore corporation authorities are mulling the idea of installing more Sewage Treatment Plants(STP) in more water bodies in the city after the increase in Oxygen level in two water bodies where the STPs were installed.

Chennai, July 10 (BPNS) The Coimbatore corporation authorities are mulling the idea of installing more Sewage Treatment Plants(STP) in more water bodies in the city after the increase in Oxygen level in two water bodies where the STPs were installed. The Coimbatore corporation had installed STP of one Million litres per day (MLD) at Periyankulam […]

Mekedatu dam issue: TN Water Resources Minister in Delhi to meet CWMA authorities

The  Tamil Nadu water resources minister and senior leader of the DMK, S. Duraimurugan is in New Delhi to have a meeting with Cauvery Water Management Authorities to convey the opposition of the state to the proposal of constructing a dam at Mekedatu across Cauvery river by the Karnataka govt.

Chennai, July 5 (BPNS) The  Tamil Nadu water resources minister and senior leader of the DMK, S. Duraimurugan is in New Delhi to have a meeting with Cauvery Water Management Authorities to convey the opposition of the state to the proposal of constructing a dam at Mekedatu across Cauvery river by the Karnataka govt. Ever […]

TN appeals to CWMA on reduced release of  water by K’taka

Tamil Nadu Water Resources Department has written a letter to Cauvery Water Management Authority on the reduced release of Cauvery water from Karnataka.

Chennai, July 4 (BPNS) Tamil Nadu Water Resources Department has written a letter to Cauvery Water Management Authority on the reduced release of Cauvery water from Karnataka. The Tamil Nadu department has requested the Union government to give directions to Karnataka to release the actual share of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu in July. The […]

TN water resources department fails to replace damaged shutters in reservoirs

The Tamil Nadu water resources department that had asked the officials to conduct inspection of shutters in all the 90 reservoirs of the state has failed to replace or repair the shutters citing lack of funds.

Chennai, June 22 (BPNS) The Tamil Nadu water resources department that had asked the officials to conduct inspection of shutters in all the 90 reservoirs of the state has failed to replace or repair the shutters citing lack of funds. It may be noted that after the shutter in Parambikkulam dam was washed away during […]

Cauvery Tribunal meeting unlikely to take up Makedatu dam issue

The Cauvery Tribunal meeting to be held in New Delhi on June 16 is unlikely to take up the Mekedatu dam issue which has been a bone of contention between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. 

Chennai, June 10 (BPNS) The Cauvery Tribunal meeting to be held in New Delhi on June 16 is unlikely to take up the Mekedatu dam issue which has been a bone of contention between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.  With the Congress government in Karnataka announcing that it has allocated an amount of Rs 8000 crore […]

Two youths quit their jobs to restore Bengaluru’s lakes

Steni Simon /Bengaluru/ June 3 A few decades ago, it was unimaginable to even think Bengaluru- ‘the city of lakes’ would ever run out of groundwater. However, over the years, in the name of development, the lakes in the city have been dying a slow death due to neglect, encroachment coupled with other reasons. City-based conservationists […]

Kanniyakumari farmers request govt to desilt channels for smooth water flow

Farmers in Kanniyakumari district of Tamil Nadu have urged the water works department to desilt the channels so that there is abundant flow of water to the farms from dams.

Chennai, May 27 (BPNS) Farmers in Kanniyakumari district of Tamil Nadu have urged the water works department to desilt the channels so that there is abundant flow of water to the farms from dams. The dams in the area are satisfactory as summer rains were abundant but the farmers are worried as most of the […]

TN water works department to emulate Japanese water management techniques

The Tamil Nadu water works department is the process of preparing a comprehensive report on water management in the line of Japanese water management techniques.

Chennai, May 21 (BPNS) The Tamil Nadu water works department is the process of preparing a comprehensive report on water management in the line of Japanese water management techniques. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is supporting the efforts of the Tamil Nadu water works department. JICA is compiling a report on flood mitigation in […]