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CHENNAI: Taking strong exception to Kerala's reported "unilateral" action in ordering real time monitoring of Mullaperiyar Dam along with the Centre without Tamil Nadu's consent, Chief Minister Jay

Taking strong exception to Kerala’s reported “unilateral” action in ordering real time monitoring of Mullaperiyar Dam along with the Centre without Tamil Nadu’s consent, the Chief Minister, Ms J.

CHENNAI, 3 FEB: The DMK today charged the Centre and the AIADMK government with being “lethargic” in solving the Koodankulam nuclear plant row and raised the pitch on the Mullaiperiyar Dam issue de

Mullaperiyar issue is not a conventional inter-state water dispute as visualised in Article 162 of the Constitution.

Making it clear that it would not compromise on its rights on the Mullaperiyar Dam issue, the AIADMK Government in Tamil Nadu has alleged that it is a victim of the Centre’s “persistent indifferenc

KOCHI: The disaster management measures to be adopted in the district in case of a Mullaperiyar disaster will be decided based on the impact-assessment report being prepared by IIT Roorkee. A decision to this effect was taken at the District Development Council meeting held in Kochi on Saturday.

A high-level meeting of all the departments concerned will be held as soon as the report is ready. The university has already prepared such a report for Idukki.

Sticking to its stand on building a new dam in place of the 116-year-old Mullaperiyar reservoir, Kerala on Friday said it is aware of the importance of giving water to five parched districts of Tamil Nadu, but is concerned over the safety of its people.

"We know very well the importance of water from Mullaperiyar to Tamil Nadu. The five districts of Tamil Nadu are completely depending on water from Mullaperiyar. We are always for distribution of water without any objection," Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told reporters here.

Kerala would do all that was necessary to protect the Mullaperiyar dam, and all protection was being given to Tamil Nadu PWD staff working in the dam, tourists from Tamil Nadu and Ayyappa devotees

Tamil Nadu wants it to maintain that dam will continue to serve its purpose

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