Karnataka not honouring directions of the Cauvery River Authority With Karanataka refusing to release water as per the directions of the Cauvery River Authority headed by the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, the Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court for a direction to Karnataka to release 2 tmcft of water daily for 24 days till the onset of the north-east monsoon.
Bacterial (free living and particle bound) cell-size in the surface waters of river Cauvery and its upstream tributaries
Heterotrophic bacteria are accounted for the most important proportion of decomposers in the aquatic ecosystems, which are responsible for key process regulating the function and productivity of ecosystem through the microbial loop. Heterotrophic bacteria in the fresh water ecosystem form a major part of the food web and mediate important processes in the carbon budget. As in both fresh water and marine waters, the biomass and size distribution of bacteria are important parameters of ecosystem function.