CHENNAI: One metre rise in sea level will seriously hit small islands, coastal and delta regions and low lying areas, said Sujatha Byravan, Senior Researcher, Centre for Development Finance on Wednesday.

Delivering the special address at the nationwide series of media seminars

PUZHUTHERI (KARUR DISTRICT): Norway has pledged an estimated Rs.7 crore for a project studying the impact of climate change on agriculture and rice production in the Cauvery delta in Thanjavur and Krishna delta of Andhra Pradesh, according to Norwegian Minister for Agriculture and Food Lars Peder Brekk.

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THAMBIVUDAYAAN , a Tamil film based on the Cauvery issue and its effects on farmers in Thanjavur delta, has received a Censor Board Certificate after removing the word Cauvery throughout the film.

PWD Minister Durai Murugan on Monday said that the World Bank was hesitating to sanction Rs.5,10 crore loan for a programme to modernise the Cauvery delta

Coastal zone is highly volatile ecosystem which is always in adjustments. Loss of shore line will cause severe impact on human life and as well as their properties. Remote sensing is a reliable technique to study the historical shoreline changes.

CHENNAI: A task force, constituted by the State government, has proposed a Rs.5,100-crore project to modernise the Cauvery delta zone.

The 14-member task force submitted its report to Public Works and Law Minister Durai Murugan on Thursday. It functioned under the guidance of A. Mohanakrishnan, advisor (water resources) to the State government, says an official release.


THE Tamil Nadu Government will approach the World Bank for a Rs 1,000 crore assistance to strengthen irrigation bunds and flood protection and drainage systems in the delta region, said, S Audiseshiah, principal secretary to the government (PWD), here on Sunday.

An increase in population, unplanned expansion in the command area of the river Bhavani in Tamil Nadu and the growing domestic and industrial demand for water have intensified competition among water users in the river basin.