Its only a few TMCFT !
I was watching various news channels yesterday. I have some strong views on the Cauvery water dispute. However, I wont trouble you folks with it, atleast not now.
At the moment, I have only one request for the young reporters and anchors like Vidya Shankar Aiyer, Vishnu Som, etc. Please understand HOW MUCH 1 TMC of water actually is. I see a lot of you using the word casually, such as “its only a 13 TMC”, “its only a few TMC”. One TMC is not like a few thousand tankers of water, it is more like 2.3 million tankers of water.
TMC Ft – stands for Thousand Million Cubic Feet (1 Cubic Ft = 28 liters)
1 TMC Ft of water less means 3000-4000 acres of crop wither (not just 400 as claimed on IBN’s story).
Fill the KRS reservoir to the brim, then drain it – that equals 49 TMCFT. Repeat four times, that is around 192 TMCFT.
Fill up Mettur dam to the brim, then drain it – that equals 93 TMCFT.
A few TMC more or less is a “really really really” big deal. Especially in drought years.