On Thursday, Tamil Nadu opened eight shutters of the dam, again during wee hours of the day at around 3.00 AM, and without sufficient warning released 6,413 cusecs of water which was later increased to 8,017 cusecs at 4.00 AM by raising all 10 shutters.
The Supreme Court had on November 16 issued notices to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry seeking replies in six weeks in connection with the proposed Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar link project.
The water level in the Mullaperiyar reservoir at 8.00 AM had reached 141.40 feet following heavy rains.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written a letter to his Tamil Nadu counterpart M K Stalin as the inflow to Mullaperiyar dam was 2109 c/s and the discharge level was at 1750 c/s at 4pm today.
Even though rains subsided in several parts of Kerala on Monday, after receiving heavy downpour last week, more rains are expected from Wednesday.
Kerala Rains: Idukki dam, constructed across the Periyar river, is one of the highest arch dams in Asia.
The Kishenganga Project left the historically rich ‘Dard-Shin’ tribe of Gurez valley devoid of their land, identity, culture and livelihood. Now, they are facing an existential threat as fears of avalanche and other natural disasters loom large in their minds.
Rainwater has damaged more than 215,200 hectares of crops, causing a direct economic loss of about 1.22 billion yuan (about USD 188.6 million)
As a lower riparian state with considerable established user rights to the waters of the trans-border rivers, the Centre has consistently conveyed its views and concerns to China.
Approximately 3.5 million people are at risk if India's Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala, built over 100 years ago, 'fails'
The government also said that such an act by China will adversely affect the availability of water in its basin during the lean season.
India will safeguard its interests on the issue of trans-border rivers, MEA said.
Beijing will continue to have "good communication" with lower riparian states - India and Bangladesh
PM Modi has a packed schedule and will spend most part of the day in Gujarat.
12 houses near the dam have been washed away. A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), police and volunteers are present at the spot.
Another dam administered by Vale and Australian mining company BHP Billiton collapsed in 2015 in the city of Mariana in Minas Gerais state, resulting in 19 deaths and forcing hundreds from their homes.
Indian researchers have mapped how large-scale activities have eroded the ecosystem in central Western Ghats, a biodiversity hotspot known for its rich ecology, natural forest systems, and perennial rivers.
The multipurpose irrigation project in Andhra, undertaken by the private sector is being conducted with extraordinary speed to make the dam ready for irrigation purposes by June.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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