What farmers' leaders say

Falling water table and a dry river

Print edition : February 03, 2017

The dry Kalyani irrigation canal near Soorakottai in Thanjavur district. Photo: B. Velankanni Raj

The dry bed of the Cauvery in Tiruchi district. Photo: B. VELANKANNI RAJ

S. Ranganathan, general secretary, Cauvery Delta Farmers’ Welfare Association. Photo: G. GNANAVELMURUGAN

P.R. Pandian, president of the Mannargudi branch of the Tamil Nadu All Farmers' Associations' Committee. Photo: V. Ganesan

P. Shanmugam, general secretary of the Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam.

V. Dhanbalan, general secretary of the Cauvery Farmers' Protection Sangam, Nagapattinam. Photo: B. VELANKANNI RAJ

The Cauvery is dry and the groundwater table is fast receding in the delta districts. Farmers’ leaders call for long-term measures to restore the groundwater table across the State.

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