Mullaperiyar dam Kerala flood news

Kerala Governor Says Mullaperiyar Dam Issue Will Be “Amicably Resolved”

Mullaperiyar dam Kerala flood news: Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan stated on Tuesday that “something new” has to be done in Mullaperiyar because the present dam is “extremely old,” and that people are striving to achieve an agreeable solution.

“I believe everyone is aware that the dam is rather old. As a result, something fresh must be done. However, how to establish an agreeable conclusion is something on which people are now working. When there is a disagreement over water, the judiciary is also engaged “As the water level in the over-a-century-old dam continued to climb, reaching 137.60 feet at 9 a.m. today, Governor informed reporters.

The Governor’s declaration came a day after the Supreme Court ordered the supervisory committee to make a “firm determination” on the maximum water level that should be maintained in the Mullaperiyar dam.

The Supreme Court has ordered all relevant authorities to engage in rapid and urgent dialogue on the matter, citing the fact that it involves human lives.

The Court urged Kerala’s lawyers that their officials should contact appropriately with Tamil Nadu’s concerned officers and the committee on the matter.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had criticised social media fear mongers citing “threat” to the Mullaperiyar dam and warned of legal action against such forces in response to questions in the Assembly on Monday.

Despite resistance, particularly from the Centre, the CM has assured the state Assembly that the government is dedicated to its demand for a new dam at Mullaperiyar.

The Tamil Nadu government operates the Mullaperiyar dam, which was erected in 1895 on the Periyar river in Kerala’s Idukki district for irrigation and electricity generation.

Kerala wants to build a new dam due to safety concerns, while Tamil Nadu opposes it, claiming that the current structure is adequate.