Mullaiperiyar or Mullaperiyar? Where one stands on the dam dispute between Tamil Nadu and Kerala can be easily revealed by how the name is spelt.

The Supreme Court today said it would not favour interlinking of rivers if it causes huge financial burden on the Centre and asked for a report on its costs.

Following steady rise in level at many dams

THENI: In the wake of a steady rise in storage level in Vaigai and Periyar dams, farmers are hoping that the Public Works Department (PWD) would release water for irrigation of 2.19 lakh acres under Vaigai ayacut in five districts in the first week of October.

Water level in Vaigai dam has touched 62.04 feet with a moderate inflow of 997 cusecs on

104 dams to be renovated on an
outaly of Rs. 750 crore

MADURAI: Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has
sought release of funds from the Union Government for interlinking the rivers

Bench directs Government to file a counter affidavit by June 15

Agriculturists of Periyar River Basin Circle may lose 4,000 mcft due to change in procedure

THENI: A total of 18 wells sunk on Mullaperiyar river bed by private people for irrigation between Arapadi Thevanpatti and Vaigai dam were closed to prevent illegal tapping of water from the river and to streamline drinking water supply to rural and urban areas in the district, said Collector P. Muthuveeran.

S. Sundar

Second drinking water project expected to further burden supply system

Concern over EQUAL TREATMENT: The aerator at the Madurai Corporation drinking water treatment plant in Pannaipatti near Vaigai dam.

MADURAI: With the Lok Sabha elections over, decks for commissioning the second drinking water scheme for Madurai city have been cleared.