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  • 24 Jun 2019- 07:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India Chennai, the capital city of the south-eastern India state of Tamil Nadu on the Bay of Bengal, has run out of water. Its population of over 4.5 million now relies on water tankers as the city administration is able to supply only 60
  • 23 Jun 2019- 11:12 by Local Press Report CHENNAI The Economic Times Chennai-based water technology provider Va Tech Wabag has said it has won a $212 Million USD contract from Uttar Pradesh government’s State Mission for Clean Ganga project for operation, maintenance and management of sewage
  • 19 Nov 2018- 13:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed November 16 a $169 Million USD loan as the First Tranche of a $500 Million USD multi-tranche financing to develop climate-resilient water supply, sewerage, and drainage
  • 15 Jun 2018- 11:42 by Local Press Report CHENNAI The Times of India India's water resources minister Nitin Gadkari has said the government is considering a proposal to set up a desalination plant in Tuticorin for using seawater for irrigation. He further commented that there is no scarcity of
  • 4 Apr 2018- 11:23 by Local Press Report CHENNAI The Times of India Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed an agreement with the Centre for setting up of a Chennai Seawater Desalination Plant at an Official Development Assistance (ODA) of Rs 1,800 crore. The objective of the
  • 7 Dec 2017- 08:36 by Local Press Report CHENNAI The Times of India Union water resources minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said river connectivity programme can help reduce water crisis in states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana and Maharashtra. Gadkari stressed the need for river connectivity
  • 2 Feb 2017- 12:35 by Local Press Report CHENNAI The Hindu The almost dry bed of River Cauvery and the very meagre storage in the Mettur Dam has in no way deterred the people involved in the illegal tapping of water using motor pump sets for farm activities. With drinking water scarcity already
  • 13 Oct 2016- 09:17 by Local Press Report CHENNAI The Hindu After nearly 16 months, Chennai will soon receive Krishna water from Andhra Pradesh, just in time to save the city from a looming drinking water crisis. Water from the Kandaleru reservoir in Andhra Pradesh was released into the Kandaleru
  • 7 Oct 2016- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGALORE, India Tamil Nadu Ministers met on 7th October with state governor Vidyasagar Rao at his request to discuss ongoing issues related to upstream release of water related to the Cauvery river system. “The governor enquired the Ministers about the
  • 24 Nov 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India In order to meet Chennai’s growing drinking water needs, Tamil Nadu state plans to build a new, 100-million-liter-per-day desalination plant, at a cost of $202 million USD. The central government will provide funds for the project, which
  • 19 Nov 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India India’s Tamil Nadu state has asked the central government to provide $481 million USD in additional funds under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) to help it provide drinking water to its growing urban
  • 11 Sep 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has written to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his intervention to get neighboring Karnataka to release 781 million cubic meters of water from the Cauvery River. Under a 2007 order
  • 3 Sep 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India India’s Tamil Nadu state has announced plans to spend $432 million USD on irrigation programs during 2015-2016. State Minister of Finance and Public Works Department O Panneerselvam said the funds will be used for four new reservoirs,
  • 10 Jun 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India The World Bank is lending India's Tamil Nadu state $400 million USD for a sustainable urban development project. The loan is being provided through the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD). The project will
  • 30 Jan 2015- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India Farmers in India's Tamil Nadu state are overusing groundwater for irrigation, and this could threaten food production in the region, according to new research from the Colombo-based International Water Management Institute (IWMI).

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