Water in news on April 16

Here’s a round-up of today’s news reports and developments around water

By DTE Staff
Published: Monday 16 April 2018
Credit: Ramesh NG
Credit: Ramesh NG Credit: Ramesh NG

12,000-yr-old Mansar Lake struggling to survive

Mansar Lake, one of the largest freshwater lakes in the Shivalik range of Jammu region, is facing an existential threat due to human intervention and climate change. The lake is being ruthlessly exploited for water along its catchment area.

Tamil Nadu: 5 suicides over Cauvery issue in a fortnight

At least five people ended their lives in last fortnight for a political cause, including seeking formation of the Cauvery Management Board. The centre’s failure to set up the Cauvery Management Board as per the Supreme Court’s February 16 has also triggered raging protests across Tamil Nadu.

Bengaluru: Green panel pulls up official for road near Varthur lake

Karnataka’s Minor Irrigation Department had come under fierce criticism for construction of a road and dumping of debris at Varthur lake. A commission representing the National Green Tribunal and officials of civic agencies and scientists, including wetland conservation expert Prof TV Ramachandran, inspected Varthur Lake on April 15.

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