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As oil spills into Kaveri delta, anger spills into the election discussions

Updated : March 26, 2019 05:25 PM IST

Union government to allow public sector Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) and corporate major Vedanta to facilitate a multi-billion rupee hydrocarbon project extracting fossil fuels along with methane, propane and butane from Kaveri Delta region.
Farmers say that no in-depth study has been conducted so far on the hydro-geological, socio-economic and environmental disturbances the project would create.
Along with hydrocarbon extraction, Kaveri delta is facing seawater intrusion owing to rising sea levels, rampant sand mining and over exploitation of ground water.
As oil spills into Kaveri delta, anger spills into the election discussions

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