Sub-Committee inspects Mullaperiyar dam
Due to the monsoon in Kerala, the sub-supervisor committee inspected the Mullaperiyar dam and its safety and precautionary measures to be held. The committee inspected the main dam, baby dam, and gallery dam storage level, inflow, outflow, seepage and shutter operation.
Mullaperiyar dam water is a constant argument between Tamil Nadu and Kerala, though it located in Idukki district at Kerala, it is the lifeline of the five southern districts in Tamil Nadu. The Supreme Court has issued in the year 2014 the water storage level of the dam is 142 feet, and constituted a supervisory committee under which as sub-committee was also set up periodically hold inspections at the dam.
The committee of Tamil Nadu two officials are Subramaniam Executive Engineer and Sam Irwin, Assistant Executive Engineer, two Kerala officials, Arun K. Jacob, Executive Engineer, and Praseeth, Assistant Executive Engineer and Saravanan from the Central Water Commission. Tamil Nadu officers took ‘Kannagi boat ferry’ from Thekkadi boat jetty to reach the dam. The water level of the dam at 112.45 feet, as against 112.80 feet recorded in April.
The sub-committee debated and concluded that the discharge of 22.66 liters of water per minute from the gallery area meant that the dam was safe. And sub-committee will be held the next inspection on if the monsoon intensified, increasing the inflow to the dam.