To make the most of the water released from the Metur dam in the Cauvery river, the city corporation has started digging pits around bore wells and infiltration wells on the river bed.

SALEM: A team of officials from Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) collected water samples from the River Cauvery near Mettur dam in Salem district on Monday, after fishermen found dead fis

Alleging irregularities in the implementation of Phase I of Mettur — Salem Dedicated Water Scheme, members of Tamil Nadu People Rights Movement demanded a white paper on the issue and staged a sit-

Despite receiving excess rainfall during the north-east monsoon season, Tamil Nadu is bracing for an acute water crises this summer with several reservoirs, including Mettur, drying up fast.

‘Construct check dam at Harichandra River as announced by the CM’

Salem city will get an additional 80 million litres every day

The trial run began here with water pumped and transmitted through the pipeline for about 7 k.m. of the Rs. 320 crore Mettur—Salem Dedicated Water Supply Scheme and is expected to be completed in two days. Once it is successfully completed, the city would get an additional 80 million litres of water everyday.

Chennai: The power starved Tamil Nadu would add 4300 MW to the grid through the commissioning of new power projects in the state by December 2014, according to latest tariff order issued by the Tam

The State contends that the setting up of a supervisory committee has become a futile exercise

Contending that the setting up of a supervisory committee had become a futile exercise, the Tamil Nadu Government on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court for a direction to the Centre to constitute the Cauvery Management Board forthwith for the effective implementation of the final order of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal.

Even groundwater in the area is polluted: residents

Even groundwater in the area is polluted, say residents

With the water from Mettur dam hardly reaching River Cauvery in Namakkal district, the effluents discharged from the unauthorised dyeing units in Pallipalayam and Komarapalayam into the river has become its only source of water. “Anyone crossing the bridge that connects Erode and Pallipalayam can easily see the extent of pollution caused to the river”, says environmental activist R.K. Madeshwaran.