South | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 22, 2014
Opening a new front in its long-drawn dispute with Tamil Nadu over Mullaperiyar dam, Kerala is likely to approach the National Green Tribunal citing adverse ecological impact resulting from keeping the water level above 142 feet.
South | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Monday September 3, 2012
The Supreme Court today pulled up the Prime Minister's Office over the Cauvery water dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The Centre's lawyer told the top court government needs time to file a proper reply on the issue and the date for conveying the Cauvery River Authority headed by the PM hasn't been fixed.
South | J Sam Daniel Stalin | Friday June 22, 2012
Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal, Tamil Nadu-Kerala water dispute, River Siruvani, Mullaperiyar
South | Reported by A Vaidyanathan | Friday May 4, 2012
The Mullaperiyar dam, nearly 116 years old, is not unsafe, a committee of experts appointed by the Supreme Court has ruled. Located in Kerala on the Periyar river, but contractually bound by an old lease signed before independence to water the fields across the border in Tamil Nadu, the dam looms over the two states as a massive bone of contention...
Kerala News | TP Sreenivasan (in The New York Times' India Ink) | Sunday January 8, 2012
Futurologists say that the next world war will be fought over water because fresh supplies will become increasingly scarce. Pakistan has already added water to the long list of disputes with India and people in India have grown concerned about what they say are Chinese efforts to dam the Brahmaputra River.
India News | A Vaidyanathan | Tuesday December 13, 2011
The dam is at the heart of a bitter dispute between Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Through an old and unusual agreement, the dam which is located in Kerala is controlled entirely by Tamil Nadu, whose farmers in the regions around Madurai are dependent on its water. The court today reprimanded both states, saying that "Instead of dousing fire (they) are...
Tamil Nadu News | Sam Daniel, Stalin | Saturday December 10, 2011
Mullaperiyar dam row: A day after Kerala Assembly unanimously passed a resolution insisting that a new dam be built to replace the Mullaperiyar reservoir, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has gone all out to assure the people of Kerala that the 116-year-old structure is safe. In full-page advertisements released in major newspapers today, she...
Kerala News | A Vaidyanathan | Thursday December 8, 2011
In the latest exchange of blows in the war over the Mullaperiyar dam, the Kerala government has taken Tamil Nadu to the Supreme Court. Kerala has asked that the level of water in the dam be kept at 120 feet. Tamil Nadu wants to raise the mark to 136 feet. Kerala has been arguing that the 116-year-old dam is in danger of collapse, particularly becau...
Assembly Tamil Nadu | Express News Service | Tuesday December 6, 2011
Normal life almost came to a standstill along the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border for the first time on Monday since the latest row over the Mullaiperiyar dam broke out. Traffic blockades even at minor intersections, sporadic violence targeted at Malayali-owned commercial establishments and effigy-burning of Kerala CM Oommen Chandy and other politicians w...
Assembly Kerala | NDTV Correspondent | Friday December 2, 2011
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention for an early solution to the Mullaperiyar dam row. The Chief Minister, who met Dr Singh today, described as unfortunate Tamil Nadu's stand dismissing fears over the dam's safety.
India News | A Vaidyanathan and Sam Daniel | Friday December 2, 2011
With Kerala and Tamil Nadu now engaged in open fire over the Mullaperiyar dam, the Prime Minister has intervened. He has written to J Jayalalithaa to say that "nothing should be said or done to create undue alarm" over the dam.