|Munnekolala Lake Park, Bengaluru|
It was 13 years ago when economist S. Janakarajan formed the Cauvery Family - a non-political initiative by farmers, engineers, hydrologists, and economists across Karnataka and Tamil Nadu (TN) in an attempt to find a ‘lasting solution’ to the 125 year old inter-state Cauvery water dispute.
Almost a decade later, in 2012, they came close to a breakthrough. Five formulas were shortlisted of which one was nearly finalized to resolve the issue. Lack of government support stalled any progress and the Family was caught between the rigmarole and the red-tapism of Indian government.
Read the full article here as it was first published in sbcltr.