November 30, 2021 10:18 am
🔴 As the water level increased, Tamil Nadu opened seven shutters of the spillway, discharging 2944.31cusecs (cubic feet per second) of water to the river Periyar, which will flow to Idukki reservoir, 35 km downstream.
November 29, 2021 3:59 pm
The apex court, which refused to entertain the fresh petition, granted liberty to the petitioner to move a formal application for impleadment in the pending proceeding.
November 14, 2021 12:36 am
Panneerselvam, who is from the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border region where the Mullaperiyar dam is situated, asked Chief Minister M K Stalin to take the matter to the Supreme Court and not hold any more talks with the neighbouring state.
November 13, 2021 7:24 pm
A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and C T Ravikumar observed that there should not be any adversarial approach in the matter and it would look into the issues and then take a call.
November 10, 2021 8:14 am
On Nov 5, Kerala granted Tamil Nadu permission to cut down 15 trees, but the decision was frozen two days later in the wake of fears that such a move would impair the interests of Kerala in the long-pending inter-state dispute.
November 06, 2021 7:07 am
Tamil Nadu and Kerala have been at loggerheads over the century-old dam, with Kerala insisting the reservoir is not safe, and wants a new one in its place while its neighbour has been maintaining it was strong.
October 29, 2021 10:55 am
The dam is located in the upper reaches of the river Periyar, which flows into Kerala after originating in Tamil Nadu. The reservoir is within the Periyar Tiger Reserve.
October 27, 2021 9:45 pm
The current water level in the over-a-century-old dam is 137.75 feet.
October 26, 2021 4:06 pm
This is the first time the Kerala Governor has spoken on the issue, simmering for decades between the governments and people of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Although the dam is located in Kerala, it is operated by the Tami Nadu government.
October 24, 2018 7:13 pm
Opposition parties too hit out at the Centre over the issue, with principal opposition party DMK urging the state government to file a case against the Environment Ministry.