Cooum (Paali)

  • "River conversations are critical to re-evaluate histories, reconnect civilisations, cultures and peoples, ideas and regions and open streams of thought for a future with exciting possibilities," says Kishalay Bhattacharjee, Associate Professor and Vice Dean, Jindal School of Journalism and Communic...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 1 month 2 weeks agoread more
  • NGT slaps a fine of Rs 100 crore on TN government for failing to restore Chennai's waterways Taking note of the consistent failure of the state in restoring the Chennai waterways—Adyar, Cooum and Buckingham Canal—the National Green Tribunal has slapped a fine of Rs 100 crore on the Tamil Nadu g...
    swatiposted 9 months 3 days agoread more
  • SC stays order granting human status to Ganga and Yamuna rivers In a major relief to the Uttarakhand government, the Supreme Court has stayed the high court order which granted the status of a living human entity to Ganga and Yamuna rivers. The stay has come into effect following the government's p...
    swatiposted 2 years 4 months agoread more
  • Residents were convinced that November was the worst but stock taking and rehabilitation had to wait a week longer as the maniacal rains of December took everyone by surprise and completely crippled the city. According the India Meteorological Department, starting October 1 through December 4, ...
    seetha@indiawat...posted 3 years 11 months agoread more
  • Chennai has historically been a water-starved region, but never rain-starved as it receives much of its annual quota during the northeast or ‘retreating’ monsoon between October and December. But this November was like no other. The water level in Tamil Nadu for the week ending 11.11.2015 w...
    seetha@indiawat...posted 4 years 1 day agoread more
  • Delhi Government gets strict towards Yamuna pollution Prior to the festive season, the Delhi Government has decided to get stern with polluters of the Yamuna river. They will strictly impose the National Green Tribunal's order of a fine of Rs 5,000 on those found throwing waste or puja offering...
    swatiposted 4 years 2 months agoread more
  • Who needs farming for food?The number of people opting for agriculture in rural areas has dipped by 11% in the last decade, says a study by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).SC says no to complete filling of Tehri reservoirPetitioners argued that the...
    ravleenposted 5 years 9 months agoread more
  • Havoc in the hillsFury of the water that has swept away life and property in Uttarakhand continues unabated. City-based environmentalists say that planning in the hills has to be different from that of the plains as the fragile Himalayas cannot take the load of industrialization it is being subjecte...
    sabitakaushalposted 6 years 4 months agoread more
  • Residents near Cooum river in Chennai ask for alternative rehabilitation to be closer to their present location
    ravleenposted 6 years 5 months agoread more
  • The paper highlights the case of recent projects that have been planned on the river Cooum in Chennai. The latest Cooum river restoration project in Chennai aims to focus on slum eviction as an achievable first step. A 19-kilometre elevated expressway is also planned on the river. It has been estima...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 9 years 3 months agoread more
A dialogue that highlights the cultural essence of rivers

"River conversations are critical to re-evaluate histories, reconnect civilisations, cultures and peoples, ideas and regions and open streams of thought for a future with exciting possibilities," says Kishalay Bhattacharjee, Associate Professor and Vice Dean, Jindal School of Journalism and Communication who has conceptualized a new series of quarterly river conversations.

Attachments

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

Policy matters this week

NGT slaps a fine of Rs 100 crore on TN government for failing to restore Chennai's waterways

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

Policy matters this week

SC stays order granting human status to Ganga and Yamuna rivers

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

Chennai's limp back to normalcy will be slow and painful, especially for low-lying Velachery, Urapakkam, Kotturpuram and Saidapet which remain flooded even two days after the rain has let up.

Residents were convinced that November was the worst but stock taking and rehabilitation had to wait a week longer as the maniacal rains of December took everyone by surprise and completely crippled the city. According the India Meteorological Department, starting October 1 through December 4, the state has recieved a total rainfall of 592.2 mm as against an expected downpour of 370.2 mm, a deviation of nearly 60% a

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

Yet to recover from the torrential lashing, the low-lying city of Chennai is slowly piecing its life back together. How ironic for a state that was a pioneer in rainwater harvesting.

Chennai has historically been a water-starved region, but never rain-starved as it receives much of its annual quota during the northeast or ‘retreating’ monsoon between October and December. But this November was like no other. 

The water level in Tamil Nadu for the week ending 11.11.2015 was 124.4mm, as against the norm of 49.3mm, a departure of nearly 152 percent. Chennai recorded a massive 239mm rainfall as against the expected 88.5mm, 170 percent more than usual [1].

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

News this week

Delhi Government gets strict towards Yamuna pollution 

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

Who needs farming for food?

The number of people opting for agriculture in rural areas has dipped by 11% in the last decade, says a study by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

SC says no to complete filling of Tehri reservoir

Floods ravage Uttarakhand, Yamuna crosses the danger mark and Shimsha river goes dry are the highlights of this week’s news.

Havoc in the hills

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

This document discusses the historical shifts in the governance of urban water and the urban poor in cities, their reflection in the transformed cultural and political imagery of rivers in Chennai.

The paper highlights the case of recent projects that have been planned on the river Cooum in Chennai.

Attachments

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

Subscribe to RSS - Cooum (Paali)