River Cauvery: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Cauvery delta region to be declared ‘Protected Special Agriculture Zone’

Published: February 13, 2020

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K. Palaniswami recently announced that the Cauvery delta region would be declared as a ‘Protected Special Agriculture Zone’. This declaration would ensure the food security of the State. The Cauvery delta region in the central districts of Tamil Nadu would be converted into Protected Special Agriculture Zone. Special legislations ..


Cauvery Water Management Authority brought under the Jal Shakti Ministry

Published: May 2, 2020

The central government brought the Cauvery Water Management Authority and other river boards under the Ministry of Jal Shakti. About the Move The centre recently brought the Cauvery Water Management Authority under the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti. All the river boards including the Godavari River Management Board and Krishna River Management Board have been ..



IUCN lists Hump-backed Mahseer as Critically Endangered

Published: April 1, 2019

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed Hump-backed Mahseer as Critically Endangered in the Red List of Threatened Species. Hump-backed Mahseer The Hump-backed Mahseer is a species of freshwater ray-finned fish and is referred to as tiger of the water. The Hump-backed Mahseer is found only in the Cauvery river basin including Pambar, Kabini and Bhavani ..




Mekedatu project: Environmental Concerns

Published: July 7, 2019

Mekedatu project is Karnataka’s plan to build a dam across River Cauvery in Ramanagara district. With the proposed capacity of 48 TMC, the project is aimed at supplying drinking water to Bengaluru and recharging the groundwater table in the region. Environmental Concerns Of the 52.52 sq. km needed for the Mekedatu project, 31.81 sq. km ..


Tamil Nadu Water Resources Conservation and Augmentation Mission

Published: July 23, 2019

The state of Tamil Nadu which is battling the water crisis especially in the capital Chennai has taken a step towards addressing the challenge comprehensively by instituting Tamil Nadu Water Resources Conservation and Augmentation Mission. About the Mission It would be a people-led movement to conserve and manage water and to ensure that water crises ..