ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Need for a Rethink

The Cauvery Water Dispute

The long-standing Cauvery River water dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka continues to be contentious and has recently led to violent outbursts in both states. The cumulative bitterness and misunderstandings between the people of the two states hide the common needs of farmers and the environment on both sides of the border. These are the issues that need to be urgently addressed even as mechanisms to take the discussion of water-sharing away from politics and politicians, such as the Cauvery Management Board, are put into place.

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