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Israel pitches solution to Cauvery water row

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vgane

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I think it has merit..Let us look at the pros & cons

Israel pitches solution to Cauvery water row

September 26, 2016 12:27

As a shortfall in rain exacerbates a decades-long dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over the water of the river Cauvery, experts from Israel have pitched a solution.


Israel's consulate general showcased its technological advancement in micro drip irrigation, a practice which Israeli experts say reduces the use of water for irrigation by 50 per cent.


They claim that by using this technique and ensuring proper fertilisation, the yield of sugarcane can be increased by 133 per cent.


A deficit southwest monsoon this year has meant despair for both states. Tamil Nadu wants its share of water released for the Samba crop, a type of paddy, which depends solely on Cauvery water to ensure the crop grows to substantial level before the Northeast monsoon sets in, or else its risks being damaged during the rains.


Karnataka says it does not have water to drink, leave alone for its crops. Experts have criticised the practice of growing water intensive crops in an area that has seen alarmingly deficit rainfall year after year.


http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2...ry-water-row/8ff799575c9f6a0137d30ceaf0a6fe26
 

krish44

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My relative in dharmapuri district known for water scarcity uses drip irrigation to water his fields.

He has put up tubes crisscrossing the field with with holes at regular intervals .. He pumps water into it from a deeply dug well ,He is doing pretty well for himself.
 
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vgane

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My relative in dharmapuri district known for water scarcity uses drip irrigation to water his fields.

He has put up tubes crisscrossing the field with with holes at regular intervals .. He pumps water into it from a deeply dug well ,He is doing pretty well for himself.

Excellent! How about the economics?
 

krish44

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Power for agriculture is subsidised.

Most weaker sections belonging to reserved category are moostly exempt.

Normal pay about rs 2 per unit as against upto rs 5-6 per unit of supply.-the subsidy is of the order of 60-70%.

Only one has to go thru some procedures to get the supply.

Fertilisers are subsidised.

End products get picked up without difficulty.


Farm incomes are not taxed.

so one keeps fully what one earns.

My relative has turned urban incomes of his children[they are IT professionals] to rural housing in midst of the fields ,bought all conveniences like car,dish TV .

He has bought cattle to serve his needs for milk and has surpluses which he trades for other items.

He has plenty of contiguous land which are in short supply and is in great demand.

His land prices are skyrocketing.

Only it is a hard life inspite of all conveniences.

But he cannot be persuaded to shift to any city.
 

Brahmanyan

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Cauvery Family as solution

Here is the voice of a farmer from Mandya which needs attention.

BENGALURU:-Farmers who rely on the Cauvery for their livelihood have for long looked to political leaders to resolve the decades-old dispute.However, in a move towards greater self-determination, a peasant leader on Friday sought the revival of the Cauvery Family - a body comprising farmers, engineers, water experts and economists - in a bid to find amicable solutions to the crisis.

At the special legislature session called by chief minister Siddaramaiah, Sarvodaya Karnataka Party MLA KS Puttanaiah, also the chief of the divided Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRSS), urged the CM to provide legal sanctity to the Cauvery Family, and carry the experiment forward. -In 2003, the family was formed to find a long-lasting solution to the dispute. It had derived various formulae to resolve the complex issue, and nearly finalized it. It failed to take off, owing to lack of government support in 2012,- he said.Affirming that inter-state water disputes could be resolved only through dialogue, and not in courts, Puttanaiah said, -The row could have been resolved amicably had Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa chosen to negotiate with Siddaramaiah. Jayalalithaa's predecessors in Tamil Nadu sought to solve the problem through talks. I don't understand why she is hesitant to initiate a dialogue with our chief minister." (TNN | Updated: Sep 24, 2016)

Brahmanyan,
Bangalore.
 
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