The century-old Mullaperiyar dam may be hydrologically unsafe but there are many options available for reducing its disaster risk.

The fourth session of the 13th Kerala Assembly began on Thursday with the Governor reaffirming the State’s commitment to build a new dam at Mullaperiyar on the border with Tamil Nadu in order to re

With a series of environmental problems and degradation threat looming large over the rivers Pampa and Achankovil in the wake of the recent Supreme Court order directing the Centre to implement the

Developmental characteristics of dam-break research on earth-rock dam were reviewed and nowadays researchers emphasized corporation and paid more attention to quantitative description, multiple processes coupling and system integration in research. Combining with most concerned problems in dam safety management (DSM), achievements were reviewed in three fields: causal factors of disasters, dam-break process and flood propagation.

Kerala today affirmed its commitment to build a new dam at Mullaperiyar in place of the 116-year-old structure, saying its resolve to do so is based on the principle of ‘water for Tamil Nadu and sa

A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Monday allowed a further two months time to the expert committee, headed by former Chief Justice of India A.S. Anand to submit its report on the safety of the controversial Mullaperiyar dam.

The panel had been directed by the top court to assess the safety of the century-old dam situated in Tamil Nadu and becoming a matter of its serious dispute with neighbouring Kerala with people of the region protesting against it, especially after a recent tremor, which let to speculative reports about its safety.

“There is no dam safety Act in place nor is there proper Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) study, and not even a single argument logically supporting the need for big river dams in State – yet, p

Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly Speaker Wazir Baig on Monday constituted a committee headed by Wazir Shakil, Minister for Water and Power, to investigate reasons behind cracks appeared in the

GUWAHATI: The much-hyped parleys between the Group of Ministers (GoM) and officials of the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) on Thursday on the Lower Subansiri Hydro-electric Power P

Guwahati: NHPC on Thursday hinted at adopting a more flexible approach to accommodate concerns raised by anti-big dam activists in Assam.

This development came after NHPC maintained an almost rigid stand on not incorporating any change in its 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydel Power Project at Gerukamukh in Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.

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