The real story of the Mullai Periyar DAM Problem

Mullai periyar Dam, is a masonry gravity dam over River Periyar, with a height of 155 feet and length 1200 feet and is located 3900 feet above m.s.l. on the High Ranges (Cardamom Hills) of Western Ghats in Thekkadi, Idukki District of Kerala, India. It was constructed in 1895 by the British Government, over the headwaters of the west-flowing Periyar River and its tributary Mullaiyar, to divert water eastwards to Madras Presidency area (the present-day Tamilnadu). The Periyar National Park, Thekkady is located around the Periyar reservoir formed by the backwaters of this dam. The dam is operated by the Government of Tamil Nadu.

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Comments

  1. Abhijith says

    I would like to remember U that after state reformations the MULLAPERIYAR dam has been situated in Kerala’s territory.Now it is controlled by Kerala Govt.The Dam which was made in 1895 .The reason behind the fears of the people and politicians of Kerala is majorly the present dangerous condition of the dam.It was identified that mullaperiyar Dam is situated in earthquake zone.Along with the 116 Years old age the earth quake is enough for the break down of the dam.If the dam bursts 4 districts of kerala will totally distroys.Any way while cosidering ur helplessness and need for water we , Keralites are ready to give you water for ever but We ,Keralites have to rebuilt the Mullaperiyar Dam.Bcoz we took much importance to our life, right to live.Pls consider our feelings and not be part or narrow minded$ oppertunistic politics in Tamilnadu.

  2. Abhijith says

    WE NEED A NEW DAM
    WE HAVE THE RIGHT
    TO rebuilt it
    IF U tamil brothers need water
    Must cooperate with us
    - INDIAN MORE OVER A KERALITE

  3. says

    The Mullai Periyar Dam real story- Bit lengthy but worth watching

    Video on Mullai periyar dam, by the engineers who works/worked for the dam from Govt of Tamilnadu.
    Its bit lengthy but you will get full technical information on the dam’s original construction and recent strengthen work done to ensure the safety of the dam.

  4. says

    Malayalis are thinking they are only 100% literate. this means they can speak , read and write their own malayalam language only. But this tea shop boys are thinking they are all Engineers collectors etc. etc. This 100% literate kerala state is famous for cheating, child sex abuse, drinking and all other f**king things to get luxurious life by sacrifiing anything.

    so how can we tamils expects from them

  5. Santosh says

    If the dam has real safety issues, then let Kerala Government put the facts before the supreme court and win the case. The objective of Kerala is very clear. It wants to take control of the dam which is currently under the control of the TN Government. So, Kerala is trying it’s best to break the agreement that gives full rights on the dam to TN. Supreme court has clearly stated that the agreement of TN holding control of the dam is valid for 999 years. Truth will triumph and Kerala will loose.

  6. Srinivasan says

    Kerala is spreading it’s false propaganda through all it’s media and thru English media. Media in Tamil Nadu is not showing the realistic view of the issue and is just sleeping . This video needs to be shown in all news channels in the State. Also the English subtitled video needs to be shown in all English news channels.

  7. janakiraman says

    dear all karala people sorry indian people, every body know one thing kallannai dam build up AD 100 around 1900 years before in biggest covery river in south india. this mullai periyar dam constructed only 116 years back. same technology used this both dams. supreme court do all kind of test in the dam after that they say increse 142feet level in 2006. So, who is Genius supreme court or kerala politician?(aachuthanandan or umman sandi) please tell any body answer my this question mr.kalalains.

  8. says

    This problem is childish if Kerala government says they have rebuilt the dam leave the construction work to TN government

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