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THE MULLAPERIYAR DAM DISPUTE



  May 10, 2024

THE MULLAPERIYAR DAM DISPUTE



1. What is the Mullaperiyar Dam?

The Mullaperiyar Dam is an old dam built in 1895 on the Periyar River in Kerala, India. Despite being located in Kerala, the dam is operated and maintained by the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu.

2. Why are Tamil Nadu and Kerala disputing over the dam?

The dispute primarily stems from concerns over the dam's safety and control. Kerala has expressed concerns about the potential risks the dam poses to its residents due to its age and condition, especially during heavy monsoons. Tamil Nadu, on the other hand, relies on the dam for water resources critical for irrigation and other uses.

3. What are the main safety concerns with the dam?

The main concerns include the dam's structural integrity, especially given its age and reports of seepage. The fear is that a major breach could have catastrophic consequences for millions living downstream.

4. What recent developments have occurred regarding the dam?

Tamil Nadu has petitioned the Supreme Court of India to direct Kerala to allow the continuation of essential maintenance work to strengthen the dam before the monsoon season. Kerala has imposed restrictions, citing environmental regulations and safety concerns.

5. How are the disputes usually managed between the states?

Disputes over inter-state water management are typically resolved through negotiations facilitated by the central government or through legal proceedings in the Supreme Court of India, which has the final authority on such matters.

6. What impact does this dispute have on the locals?

The dispute has significant implications for the local population, particularly in Kerala, where there is fear of flooding similar to past incidents. The uncertainty over the dam’s safety during heavy rains adds to the apprehension among the communities living downstream.

These questions cover the basics of the Mullaperiyar Dam dispute, providing beginners with a foundational understanding of the key issues and concerns.


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