Reality Check India

Its only a few TMCFT !

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on February 6, 2007

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.

Thank you,


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  1. Goldstar said, on February 6, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    Why should “regional” channels – they only cater to the narrow NCR and sometimes Mumbai – like NDTV, CNN-IBN, or Times Now care about TMC Ft and other such intricacies?? They have easier facts to chatter about – Abhishek Bachchan turning 31 !! Happy Birthday, AB Junior… lets have a party !! Let these “Madrasis” fight about some trivial matters.

  2. Sharan Sharma said, on February 6, 2007 at 2:23 pm

    It warms my statistician heart to see this post. Will use this for my teaching if you permit me to do so.

  3. Reason said, on February 9, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    Waiting for your ‘strong views’… 🙂

  4. Jai_Choorakkot said, on February 13, 2007 at 8:45 am

    Please do trouble us with your views on the Cauvery dispute which from past record are likely to be facts-based, spin-busting and very well worth knowing.


  5. RC said, on February 14, 2007 at 5:03 am

    Sorry for the break guys,

    No internet access at the moment !

  6. Raghavan said, on February 23, 2007 at 10:17 am

    good post reason…tx for the info!

  7. the unknown said, on February 23, 2007 at 11:13 am

    nice post ! keep it up.

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