Mullaperiyar How many of the more than 3.5 crore people in Kerala are aware of the Mullaperiyar Dam and its current condition which is likely to be a disaster for many of them? It is safe to assume that the vast majority do not know anything. Like the sword of Demoscolas above the heads of millions of Malayalees
It was the largest dam in the world at the time of its construction, the 113-year-old Mullaperiyar Dam, made of limestone, zirconium and granite, is the oldest seismic dam in the world today.
Although the Mullaperiyar Dam is located in Kerala, the owners of the dam are in Tamil Nadu. When it comes to telling such stories, there are things to laugh about, like the Sardarji story series of fools.
During the British rule, the Tamil provinces of Theni, Madurai and Dindigul Ramanathapuram experienced water shortages while the Periyar coasts of Kerala beyond the Western Ghats were frequently flooded. The Mullaperiyar Dam is a solution invented by the foreigners .
The dam is a project to dam the waters of the Periyar River and divert the Western Ghats to the Vaigai River which flows through Madurai.
According to the Periyar Lease Agreement dated October 29, 1886, in addition to the 8000 acres of land located at a height of 155 feet above the Periyar River, 100 acres of land was also used for the construction of the dam.was leased to the Madras Government. As per the agreement, Kerala will get Rs. 40,000 per annum at the rate of Rs. 5 per acre as rent. Ironically, the life expectancy of Audom, which was estimated to be only 50 years, is 999 years. There is another stupidity in the contract that there is no objection to renewing the contract for a year.
The legal battles between Kerala and Tamil Nadu began when the dam started leaking and said that the dam was weak and the water level could not rise above 136 feet. The Tamil Nadu government is also making lame excuses that if the dam bursts, the Idukki Dam, 35 km below, will be able to hold all that water.
At least 40 lakh people will be killed in Idukki, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Alappuzha districts, if the figures are correct. Scholar, Palmer, Moneymaker, Moneymaker, Cinematographer, Millions of human souls, including the politician, the centrist,children and adults, will perish at home, on the bread, in the fields and in the fields. Many will be buried in the depths of the Arabian Sea without making any sense to anyone. The number of mute animals, including cattle, does not fall into the above 40 lakhs.
The largest dam disaster in independent India occurred on August 11, 1979, when the Morvi Dam in Gujarat collapsed due to heavy rains. Within 20 minutes, about 15,000 people had gathered in the town of Morvi.
Is it not human beings who are behind the so-called Supreme Court system of justice, in which the cases of both the states are tossed in the courts? Is this a fugitive, a case without evidence or something to prolong?
If there is an earthquake or something that reaches the Richter scale index 6 around the dam area, it will all be over. As per the rules of the Central Water Commission, Kerala should monitor the leaks and changes in the dam and see the danger.
The Emergency Action Plan (E.A.P.) is under discussion. This action plan is mainly for rescue operations in case of dam break. Food and water for lakhs of people who live decently as required by law are prohibited. People of Kerala are hopefully waiting for the decision by SC. It is the right of every citizen to live in a secured land without fear for their lives.