Mullaperiyar Dam: Kerala MPs to meet Prime Minister today

Mullaperiyar Dam
New Delhi, Nov 29: Kerala MPs are expected to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday to discuss over the Mullaperiyar Dam issue.

The 116-year-old dam is unsafe for the people residing at the region as after Saturday's earthquake, its water level on Sunday, Nov 27 reached the maximum range. The MPs are demanding for a new dam.

On Monday, they staged a protest outside the Parliament seeking Prime Minister's intervention in the issue. A Ministers delegation from Kerala also met Union Water Resources Minster, Pawan Kumar Bansal on Monday to discuss the issue.

Tamil Nadu MPs said that Kerala government should wait for the court to decide over the issue.

Citing the security concerns over the old dam, Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy has asked the permission for the construction of a new dam. Kerala MP Jose K Mani claimed that the old dam is a threat for the people who are staying in that region.

"In last four months, there have been numbers of earthquakes and water is rushing out, which has made things alarming. We've asked for an out-of-court settlement. Tamil Nadu wants water, we are not against that. This is not for water; the Government of Kerala has said water won't be reduced. They want water and we want safety of our people," said Mani.

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