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Throw light on periyar river dam issue?(hot topic in news recently)

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Asked by ambuj kumar, 16 Dec '11 10:54 am
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The 116 year old Mullaperiyar Dam is a dam over the Periyar river with a height of 155 feet and length 1200 feet located in Thekkady in Iddukki district. It was constructed in 1895 by the British Government, over the headwaters of the west-flowing Periyar River and its tributary Mullaiyar, to divert water eastwards to Madras Presidency area (the present-day Tamilnadu). Since 1970, Kerala has argued that the dam having outlived its life of 50 years is unsafe to maintain water at 46.3 metresthe full reservoir leveland it should be restricted to 41.45 metres. Over the years many studies have been conducted to look into making the water level safer. In 2010 Tamil Nadu once again rejected the idea of constructing the new dam over the Periyar River. Kerala though seemed sure that it has every reason to be successful in its demand for a new dam because in 1979 the proposal had been cleared for approval by the Centre. This, according to them was agreed upon by Tamil Nadu which they claim took ...more
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 16 Dec '11 10:57 am

 
  
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Light was thrown.
Answered by provu rai, 09 Feb '12 03:18 pm

 
  
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