The five-member Empowered Committee (EC) headed by former Chief Justice A. S. Anand has finalised the report on the safety of the Mullaperiyar dam.

The 250-page final report will be submitted to the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The committee's term ends this month-end. The committee, after examining the reports it had received from various agencies constituted by it on the strengthening measures as well as on the safety and security of the dam, gave finishing touches to the final report which has eight chapters.

The Supreme Court-appointed Empowered Committee on the Mullaperiyar dam today finalised its much-awaited report on various aspects of the structure and will submit it to the court on Wednesday.

Supreme Court-appointed Empowered Committee on the controversial Mullaperiyar Dam, over which Tamil Nadu and Kerala are at loggerheads, today finalised its much-awaited report on various aspects of the structure and will submit it to the court on Wednesday.

The five-member committee headed by former Chief Justice of India A S Anand met here today and finalised the report that is understood to have focused on all aspects of the 119-year-old dam including its safety.

The Supreme Court-empowered Committee on Mullaiperiyar dam that met here on Sunday will meet again on Monday to finalise the draft report that will be submitted to the SC by the month end.

The committee’s tenure ends by the month end, and it has decided not to seek an extension. Today, it was revealed that the committee has received a letter written from the Tamil Nadu government to the Kerala chief secretary that the “Tamil Nadu side was not being allowed to carry out inspections, and repair works, on the dam”.

KOCHI: The state government on Thursday submitted before the Kerala High Court that there had been no lapses or shortcomings in implementing an action plan to meet any eventualities arising out of a possible collapse of the Mullaperiyar dam.

The statement was filed in response to a petition filed by Save Kerala Movement seeking court intervention in the Mullaperiyar issue. In its statement the state government said that the shortcomings pointed out by the petitioner were not correct.

Guwahati, March 22: The report on the downstream impact of Lower Subansiri project, being prepared by a two-member technical committee constituted by the Centre, has been delayed.

The five-member Empowered Committee (EC), headed by former Chief Justice of India A.S. Anand, on Monday finalised six chapters in the final report to be submitted to the Supreme Court on the safety of the Mullaperiyar dam.

Besides Justice Anand, other Members in the panel are: Justice K.T. Thomas, retired Supreme Court Judge representing Kerala; Justice A.R. Lakshmanan, retired Supreme Court Judge representing Tamil Nadu;

NEW DELHI, March 19 – The Centre has on Monday claimed comprehensive technical studies were carried out for safety of dams including dams in the North-East.

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday called upon Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to direct the Union Water Resources Ministry to delete “objectionable sub-clauses” from the draft Dam Safety Bill 2010.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, she recalled her previous communication, sent in July 2011, in which she had urged him to ensure that certain modifications/additions to the draft Bill were carried out so that interests of the State were protected. Then, it had been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water Resources.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The century-old Mullaperiyar dam, a bone of contention between the Kerala and Tamil Nadu Governments, may be hydrologically unsafe, but there are many options available for reducing its disaster risk, eminent civil engineering expert A K Gosain said.

“Science has progressed fast and technically there are many options available with the state on the Mullaperiyar dam issue,

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