Mullaperiyar DAM All set to break..........Feel shame on my nation!

Mullaperiyar DAM - Breaking DAM
@venkit (2957)
India
November 29, 2011 10:35am CST
In KERALA the mullaperiayar DAM is in the edge of a big danger. The 116 year DAM is having many cracks and the recent earth quake is pointing towards a big danger. It was constructed in 1895 by the British Government,116 year old reservoir that is built using lime and surkhi mortar. The dam was built after an accord between then Maharaja of Travancore and the erstwhile British Raj. The Dam and its suroounding is earthquake pron area and recently 24 earthquakes were happened since july, thank God all them were minor quakes. Scientists at the Centre for Earth Science Studies have said tremors of mild intensity do not pose a danger. But they have warned that the area is prone to high-intensity quakes that can't be withstood by the dam. So what is the government waiting for? how many of you wish to see the water bomb to explode?? A lease deed was signed between the Travancore Princely State(now KERALA) and British Presidency of Madras in 1886 which gave the British the right to divert "all the waters" of the Mullaperiyar and its catchment to British territory (the Madras Presidency, now Tamil Nadu) for 999 years. Now its 116 years and the government is still not taking any safety measures. The Government is viewing this issuea as a issue between states, but its the issue which affect the lakh and lakhs of people living near to dam. Central Government should take sudden action, otherwise the Dam will explode and it will bring a black day in Indian history. The demand for a new dam along with reducing the water level of the dam to 120 feet was raised by the delegation from Kerala, comprising Water Resources Minister P J Joseph and Revenue Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, holding a series of meetings with top Government functionaries, including Home Minister P Chidambaram and Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal. After that meeting KERALA delegates said that, the minister was ‘sympathetic’ to Kerala’s demands. “We hope that the Centre will extend all its support to Kerala’s demand for a new dam by giving the necessary environmental clearance It is not about showing the Sympathy And it is not a political issue, its the poor people who are going to die. The news in Tamil Nadu is that there is no problem in the Dam, If the Dam breaks its the people of the same nation who are going to die. The Central government is not taking any serious action because, they need support from TN MP's to rule,as KERALA is a smalll state MP's from kerala is less so they give importance for TN. kerala government is ready to give water to TamilNadu even if new dam is constructed, I dont know why the government is still not going for new dam?? I am attaching some pictures of the DAM cracks also..
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4 responses
@Sreekala (23768)
• India
1 Dec 11
Hello venkit, It is really a sad situation when the people in Kerala are in danger and the state government needs the permission from another state’s government to do something for the safety of the people. I read that Chief Minister of Kerala already written to the CM in Tamil Nadu for taking immediate action for the safety of the dam and the people. It is sad indeed people are playing political game with this dangerous issue. There is no need of crying after something bad happened. I hope both government will realize the gravity of the issue and take quick actions. Due to the rain the level of water is increased already and it increases the concern and safety.
@Sreekala (23768)
• India
1 Dec 11
Following are some lines I read in newspaper: [i]Kerala is worried that a strong earthquake might damage the dam and cause widespread destruction and flooding. It is seeking a new dam and has offered to fund and build it. But Tamil Nadu does not agree. Experts have pointed out that if a quake strikes the dam and it is damaged, people and property in districts of Idukki, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam and parts of Thrissur would be washed away. Since June this year, the Idukki district has witnessed close to two dozen tremors and with an aggressive media highlighting the fears of the common man that the dam might give way. [/i] I called up my home and learnt that all are worrying about this situation. My home and in laws home situated in these districts.
@venkit (2957)
• India
2 Dec 11
No actions have been taken till now. Today CM will meet PM to discuss the issue. And Jayalalitha still says that Nothing to worry about the Dam. The peoples in those area are living with fear. I also have relatives and friends their. with another quake the situation might get worse. [b]The Maximum Water Capacity of the Dam is 136 feet. Before two days it was 136.4 feet and currently it is 136.6 feet. [/b] the Rain is making the things more bad. The Water level should be immediately reduced.
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@Sreekala (23768)
• India
2 Dec 11
Yes, you are right. I read that Tamil Nadu government is moving to Court, they are blaming Kerala government is spreading fear among people. According to them there is nothing to worry. I just can't understand this move and their allegations. Why Kerala government spread panic among the people. It is a real truth the Dam is in danger. I really don't understand, how a responsible government can react in such a manner.
• India
1 Dec 11
When the dams have any breaks the people in the five districts of Kerala will be washed to Arabian sea. Well the common people know the affects when the dams are broken. SO the people start rallys and other program to open the eyes of government but still they are not taking any action to fix this problem. What a government ? And this is India government . Does any one has any solutions to solve this huge problem rather than construction of a new dam ?
@venkit (2957)
• India
2 Dec 11
Yes,the people had tried their best to open the eyes of Government, but still nothing is happening. the people are very much worried but no value or importance for the Human live . And yes, this is India Government....
1 Dec 11
why would kerala need permission of tamil nadu t construct a new dam inside the kerala border.
@venkit (2957)
• India
2 Dec 11
The help of Central Govt. is needed for constructing new Dam. Central govt. always come to Mullaperiyar for STUDY, and goes back. Again Comes and goes back.... The Central Govt. has a good support from TN members, so they are not interested in New Dam.
• India
30 Nov 11
This issue is growing big and for a long time the discussion is under process. All lazy minister can't even take a proper decision for benefit of the nation and country. This dam also provides water to Tamil Nadu, many people are being benefited by it. If they construct a new dam, in that duration what will all do for water. The new film DAM 999 also explains many things about this dam i think and all have stopped the film from releasing.
@venkit (2957)
• India
2 Dec 11
Yes this issue is getting bigger and more dangerous. If Dam breaks it will also affect the people. And in the Duration of new dam's construction TN will get water from the old dam, Whats the problem for that. And Dam 999 explains many things about this Dam, that's why Tamil Nadu Govt. banned the film. The TN Govt knows that the Dam is having problem, but they always tells that 'there is no problem for the Dam'.