Tamil Nadu rivers in reverse gear


Follow the river and you will find the sea. Those who follow the Cauvery in Tamil Nadu, how ever, will be disappointed, as the lifeline of agriculture on some 88,000 sqkm across Karnataka, Andhra PradeshTamil Nadu and Puducherry, is dry hundreds of kilometres before it meets the Bay of Bengal. And the sea, as if in search of the river, is making incursions inland--with disastrous results.

Seawater incursion-up to 20km upstream in parts of the Cauvery delta which includes Thanjavur, the rice bowl of TN -is ruining soil fertility in Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam districts of the state....................Read more

 

Source: The Times of India


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