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People of Kerala fear that the Mullaperiyar dam is in danger and may crumble any time. But the leaders in Tamil Nadu do not agree with this and say this dam is absolutely safe to last many more yesrs. What is your view?

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Asked by Good Citizen, 27 Dec '11 03:15 pm
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CM of Tamil Nadu and CM of Kerala should sit with the PM and come to an amicalble solution. I feel that if Kerala is willing to spend and build a new dam and assure the same quantum of water supply to Tamil Nadu as at present, Tamil Nadu should accept the offer.
Whatever are the arguments, one thing is clear and that is THE DAM WAS BUILD FOR CERTAIN NUMBER OF YEARS WHICH IS OVER LONG BACK.
I feel a new dam without any cost to Tamil Nadu and with guarantee of supply of same quantity of water as at present is the best solution.
Answered by Francisco, 27 Dec '11 03:28 pm

 
  
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More than a century old Mullaperiyar dam was not designed according to the safety rules against earthquake when it was constructed. Currently the dam is faced a serious danger due to frequent earthquakes, cracks, leakage and its old construction. People in that area are feared in the collapse of dam at any time. If it is happened, four districts of Kerala will be wiped out completely incl the lives of more than 35 lakhs of people and their properties. As a result, it will affect Tamil Nadu too. Water supply to them will be stopped and severe drought will be taken place there.

So, the only solution is Tamil Nadu should realize the fact of dangerous situation seriously with broad-mind and take responsible steps to cooperate and discuss the matter with its neighbouring state Kerala who still provides them water supply and solve the issue peacefully and amicably at the soonest. Kerala will construct the new dam at their own expense and it promised to continue its water supply ...more
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 28 Dec '11 03:20 am

 
  
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With the Mullaperiyar issue gaining steam with time, the worst fears got more clarity when mild tremors were felt in parts of Idukki and Kottayam district in Kerala. The Mullaperiyar Dam that is in a dilapidated state, is situated in Idukki district that was recently understood to be a seismically active zone.
The series of 4 quakes were felt in the wee hours of early Saturday morning at around 3:14am. This was followed by quakes at 3.20, 5.30, 5.55. Though there are no reports of casualties and damages, the issue of Mullaperiyar is foremost in the minds of residents. They rushed out of their homes in a state of panic.
Authorities have reported a tremor of 3.4 in the richter scale. Besides Idukki district, mild tremors were felt in parts of Kottayam as well. Residents in Idukki district revealed that the after-shocks were accompanied by a thundering noise. There are also forecast of more tremors in the area.
With the earlier tremors causing cracks in the dam and with every small ...more
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 27 Dec '11 03:46 pm

 
  
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What is the harm in building a new dam, if water to TAMILNADU is assured?
When the dam is 116 yrs and area is prone to earthquake, no expert in the world can vouch its safety.
It only needs commonsense to go for a new dam
Answered by Shunmugham, 01 Jan '12 02:13 pm

 
  
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Life of ppl. is more than anything else and construction of new dam is beyond any bargainings.

Ppl. who are boiling their rice with the heat of this issue should realize that, they will go in to the history for the wrong reason. Ppl. of both the states would not excuse them for the consequences.

It is still not high time to change their stands take a prudent action on this.
Answered by MAdhavan Avadhany, 27 Dec '11 04:16 pm

 
  
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As the dam is in 125 years old, it should be replaced with new dam by dialogue with Kerala CM and TN CM with due respect to each other. New dam is the only solution as repair costs more and more but no guarantee to last. . Loss of life is dangerous for everybody. Kerala and Tamil Nadu people are having good relationships and understandings each other. Hence I think there will be no problem in finding out a solution amicably. If good dam is built then it would be beneficial to both the states . Both of them will be winners if new strong and more capacity dam is built.
Answered by Gopakumar, 27 Dec '11 03:52 pm

 
  
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I believe the dam has been declared safe now
Answered by anil garg, 25 May '12 08:28 pm

 
  
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Kosi dam in Bihar tolled lacs due to deliberate neglect of warnings.
Answered by vishwabandhubajpai, 31 Dec '11 08:51 am

 
  
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"Mullaiperiyar is safe as a new dam", says Talaivi Jayalalitha. It seems that the chief minister is viewing the movies she acted some 50 years ago where she is young, beautiful and slim and healthy.She is not looking in to the mirror nowadays, may be due to cataract, and thinks that she is still the actress Jayalalitha in the early sixties.
Source: commonsence
Answered by nambiar thomas, 29 Dec '11 05:32 pm

 
  
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Politicians play with public life.... after they will raise there hands up, they says nothing they knows
Answered by Tito Dani, 28 Dec '11 09:19 pm

 
  
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