Mullaperiyar case today: Mullaperiyar case in Supreme Court today; Kerala: Supreme Court may consider mullaperiyar dam case today kerala wants to lower water level citing natural calamities

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  • At the meeting held yesterday, Kerala demanded that the water level be kept at 137 feet.
  • Kerala demanded that the remaining water be brought to Tamil Nadu
  • According to Tamil Nadu, the water level will rise to 138 feet

New Delhi: The Mullaperiyal case will be heard today by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is likely to rule today on Kerala’s claim that the water level at the dam be kept below 139 feet. The court had yesterday requested a report from the oversight committee.

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The three-member oversight committee consists of representatives from Kerala and Tamil Nadu and the Central Water Commission. The court ordered Additional Attorney General Aishwarya Bhatti to obtain a response from them regarding the water level.

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At a meeting yesterday, Kerala demanded that the water level be kept at 137 feet and that the remaining water be brought to Tamil Nadu. According to Tamil Nadu, the water level will rise to 138 feet.

The oversight committee will report to the court today on the views of both states. Kerala demands that the water level be lowered citing natural calamities. At the same time, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had taken a position that there is nothing to fear at this time.

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Tamil Nadu agreed to keep the water level at the Mullaperiyar dam at 138 feet until October 30, Minister of Water Resources Roshi Augustine said yesterday. He said that Tamil Nadu had agreed to release excess water through the spillway when the water level at the dam reached 138 feet. The decision was made at a high-level committee meeting held today. The minister made this clear in a press conference held to explain the decisions of the meeting.

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Meanwhile, the water level at Mullaperiyar remained at 137.60 feet. Water flow to the dam had decreased due to decreased rainfall in the forested areas of the Periyar Tiger Reserve, a catchment area. The dam receives around 2,398 cubic feet of water per second.

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Tamil Nadu carries 2,200 cubic feet of water per second. According to Tamil Nadu, the spillway shutters can be opened when the water level reaches 138 feet. The district administration has taken steps to relocate people.

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