Conservation efforts have become imminent due to increasing human presence on both sides of the river and due to the threat of hunting by Bangladeshi immigrants.

Water is one of the most important precious natural resources required essentially for the survival and health of living organisms. Tungabhadra River is an important tributary of Krishna. It has a drainage area of 71,417 sq km out of which 57,671 sq. km area lies in the state of Karnataka. The study was conducted to measure its
various physico-chemical and bacteriological parameters including levels of algal community. Pollution in water bodies may indicate the environment of algal

Hyderabad: The Telangana government has decided to complaint to the Centre about Karnataka’s decision to build the Tungabhadra dam.

HUBLI :Environmental organizations have urged the state government take to task Harihar Polyfibers and Grasilene Industries for causing the alleged death of fish in the Tungabhadra river near Harih

Officials of Pollution Control Board test water at various points of Tungabhadra

The officials of Pollution Control Board officials who tested the water samples have come to the conclusion that the industrial discharges were not the cause of pollution of Tungabhadra river in and around Kurnool city.

Hundri and Tungabhadra confluence in focus. The pollution of Hundri and Tungabhadra rivers at the confluence kicked up a row involving various sections of people here on Monday.

But allocates 4 tmc ft more water to Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh

In a great relief to the people in the northern parts of Karnataka, the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal-II has upheld its award of 2010 and raising the height of the Almatti reservoir from 519.60 metres to 524.26 metres. It had asked the Centre to appoint a Krishna Water Decision Implementation Board, giving representation to Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh as well as the Centre.

All projects in Krishna, Cauvery and Tungabhadra basins to be completed in 5 yrs

The State government will earmark a whopping Rs 10,000 crore every year to complete irrigation projects under progress. Speaking after inaugurating a water supply project in Gutumitkal in the taluk on Wednesday, the chief minister said all the irrigation projects launched in Krishna, Cauvery and Tungabhadra basins will be completed at a cost of Rs 50,000 crore in the next five years.

The State government on Thursday informed the High Court that it would hold negotiations with Andhra Pradesh government with regard to providing drinking water to Pavagada taluk in Tumkur district from the pipeline, part of which passes through Pavagada, laid by the neighbouring State to supply water from Tungabhadra dam in Karnataka.

The government counsel made this submission during the hearing on a PIL plea filed by the Karnataka Rashtriya Kissan Sangha and other organisations from Pavagada taluk seeking supply of drinking water through this line to their taluk which is facing water shortage.

It affects irrigation in the lower reaches of the command area

Rampant violation of cropping pattern, unauthorised irrigation in the command area of the Tungabhadra irrigation project, failure of Water Resources Department officials to levy penalty on farmers violating cropping pattern and on those from outside command area drawing water unauthorisedly are some of the issues highlighted in the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.

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