Advertisement
Sunday, Dec 04, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Kerala CM Writes To M.K Stalin To Abstain From Opening Mullaperiyar Dam At Night

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.

Kerala CM Writes To M.K Stalin To Abstain From Opening Mullaperiyar Dam At Night
Kerala CM Writes To M.K Stalin To Abstain From Opening Mullaperiyar Dam At Night | Outlook
Kerala CM Writes To M.K Stalin To Abstain From Opening Mullaperiyar Dam At Night
outlookindia.com
2021-12-02T21:40:39+05:30

With Tamil Nadu again , Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to his Tamil Nadu counterpart M K Stalin to ensure that there is no further repetition of events, as unfurled in the case of the opening shutters of Mullaperiyar dam without prior information and that too at night, that led to water entering homes of people living in downstream areas. He further urged him to take such steps only during during day time and after sufficient warning.

On Tuesday, Tamil Nadu had at around 2.30 AM said that it would be opening two shutters of the dam due to heavy rains in its catchment area and subsequently, between 5.00 AM to 9.00 AM it raised more shutters as water in the reservoir reached 142 feet.

Thereafter, state Water Resources Minister Roshy Augustine had told the media that the Tamil Nadu government would be asked to avoid releasing water from Mullaperiyar dam at night as was done in the small hours of Tuesday.

"I seek your kind intervention in the matter so that anxiety and apprehensions of the people living in the downstream areas are put to rest. Directions need to be given that opening of shutters should be done only after sufficient warnings and during day time," the letter to Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin said.

It also said that officials at the dam site need to closely monitor the situation in the reservoir and release of water has to be planned and gradual.

"The discharge of water in the night and early morning without prior warning creates avoidable panic and risk," the letter said

(With PTI Inputs)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

More from

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement