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

AHMEDABAD: The state government's ambitious Kalpasar dam project, which is estimated to cost Rs 30,000 crore, could lead to earthquakes in the state.

A dawn to dusk State-wide hartal called on Wednesday by a forum supporting Kerala’s stand on constructing a new dam was total in Idukki district, where the 116-year old dam is situated and was part

KOTTAYAM: Union Science and Technology Minister Ashwani Kumar's statement that the 115-year-old Mullaperiyar dam is safe has not gone down well in Kerala with ruling front ally Kerala Congress (Man

The minister of state for science and technology and earth sciences, Mr.

Rejects Tamil Nadu's stand that a new dam is not necessary as the present one is safe

Despite the unanimous opinion of two experts of the Supreme Court-appointed Empowered Committee that the 116-year-old Mullaperiyar dam is safe, Kerala has pressed for the construction of a new dam. In a fresh application filed before the committee, Kerala said, “The public authority is endowed with responsibility to take a final call on the replacement of a dam by considering the human factors, viz., the extent and nature of damage to life and property, if dam fails and ecological considerations.”

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