Asha P Nair


KOCHI: T.M. Jacob, former Minister for irrigation, on Monday said that the Mullaperiyar was not an inter-State river and Tamil Nadu should not object to the construction of a new dam since the safety of the 111-year-old structure was at stake. People on both sides needed water, but the safety and needs of the people of Kerala must not be compromised.

TN engineers and six-member team of NSG had been to the disputed site on Wednesday
KERALA on Thursday took exception to the visit of cer- tain Tamil Nadu engineers and a six-member central team to Mullaiperiyar reservoir at the centre of a dispute between the states saying the State government had not been informed of the visit.

As far as water goes, climate change changes everything. Past experience of rainfall, snowfall, runoff and streamflow is no longer a reliable guide for the future. We'll all be affected, but especially small farmers and the poor and marginalized, who have the least ability to protect themselves against the depredations of droughts, floods and food shortages.

FARMERS should collectively take part in the protest over Mullaiperiyar issue to be held on December 29, MDMK general secretary Vaiko appealed here on Sunday .

JORHAT, Nov 26:

KATTAPPANA: The water level in the Mullaperiyar dam fell to 135.5 ft on Wednesday as rain kept away and Tamil Nadu increased the discharge from the dam.

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan has said that the State government has been getting additional reports from its officials on the condition of the Mullaperiyar dam.

It will examine how those reports can be used in the case before the Supreme Court.

He was replying to questions at a post-Cabinet press briefing here on Wednesday.
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KATTAPPANA: An expert team of the Irrigation Design and Research Board (IDRB), which inspected the Mullaperiyar dam on Tuesday found six additional leakages at the dam after the water level rose in the reservoir.

KOCHI: Irrigation Design and Research Board (IDRB) chief engineer C N Sathi inspected Mullaperiyar Dam on Tuesday and detected fresh leakages posing serious concern on the strength of the dam.