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River Stories: Cauvery river – BBC News

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Cauvery river in south India has been at the centre of a long running water sharing dispute between two states Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

The Cauvery originates in Karnataka and flows through Tamil Nadu before joining the Bay of Bengal. But water levels in Cauvery have been falling due to insufficient rainfall and this has aggravated the farm crisis in both the states.

BBC Tamil service along with popular Tamil You tuber ‘Nakkalites’ Chella travelled across the state of Tamil Nadu speaking to farmers, farm labourers and family of a farmer who killed himself to find out the intensity of the crisis.

Filmed and Edited by Prem Boominathan; Produced by Shalu Yadav, Vignesh Ayyasamy & Muralidharan Kasi Viswanathan

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