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,

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

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