With the central department of science and technology (DST) withdrawing from its project of installing early warning systems at Mullaperiyar dam as part of disaster risk reduction, the chief secret

An investigation carried out in Idukki by a team led by S.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on the suit filed by Tamil Nadu questioning the law passed by Kerala in 2006, constituting the Dam Safety Authority to prevent the State from rai

Gadgil Report Included District In Highly Sensitive Areas

“Idukki is a classic case where conservation of green zones and large perennial tree growth that can stop soil erosion, mitigating the risks of landslides,’’ said Madhav Gagdil, the architect of Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP).

KSEB Says The Reservoir Can Hold Water Up To Full Level

Terming the state disaster management authority’s suggestion to lift the shutters of Idukki dam well before the water level in it touches the maximum (2,403ft) as a debatable contention of academic nature, the state government has decided against draining water from the dam which --according to Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) --can hold water up to the full reservoir level of 2,408ft in case of additional surge of water into the dam.

The Supreme Court’s observation that Kerala’s version was not heard before the Empowered Committee (EC) on Mullaperiyar drew its final conclusions has brought cheers to the state.

Through its arguments, the counsel for the state pointed out that the panel which looked into the issue, denied natural justice to the state. “Kerala through the arguments questioned the very basis of the EC report, which certified the Mullaperiyar dam safe.

As much as 388.3 sq. km of land in Idukki district, comprising 8.9 per cent of the total area, is highly susceptible to landslips while 873.7 sq.

Kerala on Tuesday submitted before the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court that the report of the Empowered Committee (EC) on the safety of Mullaperiyar dam has to be relooked in the light of t

Incessant rain since Sunday evening claimed 14 lives in landslides in Idukki district while water logging at the runway forced the Kochi International Airport to suspend operations till Tuesday aft

Reservoirs across the State fast filling up; shutters of Neyyar, Moozhiyar dams opened