Union Cabinet nod for supervisory panel on Mullaperiyar Dam

New Delhi, June 18(IANS): The union cabinet Wednesday approved the constitution of a supervisory committee on the Mullaperiyar Dam to look into the safety aspect of the proposed increase in height of the over 100-year-old structure.

Union Cabinet nod for supervisory panel on Mullaperiyar Dam

Mullaperiyar Dam Reservoir and Thekkady Wild l...

Mullaperiyar Dam Reservoir and Thekkady Wild life Reserve.. (Photo credit: -Reji)

The three-member Supervisory Committee will look into the issues about the safety of the dam restoration of FRL (full reservoir level) to 142 feet, an official statement said.”The decision follows a Supreme Court judgment asking for formation of a committee to oversee the issue, which has become the bone of contention between Kerala and Tamil Nadu.”

The decision follows a Supreme Court judgment asking for formation of a committee to oversee the issue, which has become the bone of contention between Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

According to sources from water resources ministry, the three-member committee will have a member each from Tamil Nadu and Kerala, and an official from the Central Water Commission.