New Delhi: In a setback for Kerala in the Mullaperiyar dam row, the report submitted by the 5-member committee appointed by the Supreme says that the dam is safe. The report vindicates Tamil Nadu's demand to raise the water level in the dam from 136 ft to 142ft. But the report also says the demand for a new dam should be reconsidered as an alternative. Two of the 5 members have given dissenting notes.
Earlier, the Supreme Court permitted Kerala and Tamil Nadu to get copies of the report submitted by the monitoring committee on the Mullaperiyar Dam row.
The five-member committee headed by former Chief Justice of India Justice AS Anand also recommended that the water level at the dam, located in Kerala's Idduki district and maintained by Tamil Nadu Public Works Department, can now be raised to 142 ft from the existing 136 ft.
In the report, the committee, which made numerous visits to the site and conducted a slew of tests and surveys, has concluded that the Mullaperiyar Dam structure is safe on each of the "hydrologic, structural and seismic considerations", sources said....more
08:32 PM, May 04, 2012
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday permitted Kerala and Tamil Nadu to get copies of the report submitted by the monitoring committee on the Mullaperiyar dam row. A five-judge constitution bench of the court headed by Justice DK Jain, while permitting the two warring states to get copies of the report in a sealed cover, posted the matter for further hearing to July 23. Senior counsel Harish Salve and...
02:32 PM, May 04, 2012