Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Truth About The Famous Mullaperiyar DAM in Kerala,India which is now under a BIG THREAT

Preface: This post is purely taken out from another blog which is written in Malayalam – Nammude boolokam. Pictures used in this post are taken by Mr. Faizal Muhammed who is a photo journalist for a leading print media in Kerala. Faizal published all the mullapperiyar related photos in his blog two years before. One can see the pathetic condition of the dam in the photos below. The funniest thing is, almost all media have the same kind of photos and visuals. But no one is publishing it in their media. Just because of vested interests and their not-so-serious mentality towards a catastrophic disaster which will occur in Kerala in near future. Let us do something, at least the smallest thing that we can do in regard of Mullapperiyar.
later it is then Translated by "Santhosh J" who is is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 India License. here i am copy pasting those article blow to Pass it to all the keralites and to my friends to understand them the real truth about the Mulleperiyar Dam.......
Many people still believe that the so called dangerous situation in Mullapperiyar dam is just a hype created by Kerala government and Keralites. I hope this article will atleast show some shocking scenes from the ground zero. Mullaperiyar dam is one of the oldest of its kind in South India. It was built before 110 years using some jurassic technologies, which the builder himself tells the ‘estimated’ life of dam is 50 years. The dam breach is 60 years over due now!
Mullaperiyar-full This dam has a height of 54 meters (177 feet) and a basement of 44.2 meters (145 feet). It is built with a mixture of Lime stone and mortar. When it was built, there was no reinforced concrete or similar techniques. The engineer who built this dam calculated that this dam will stand for 50 years. After building the dam there was an agreement between princely state of Travancore and then Madras presidency. It was purely an unfair dealing. The agreement says of leasing out the land area of reservoir for 999 years.
Kerala was giving water to Tamilnadu. It is, and it will. No problem. Problem comes in the other way. The dam is not safe to carry water more than 136 feet of water. Tamilnadu wants it to be raised to 142 feet. Whereas in late 1970s itself central water committee suggested not to raise water level beyond 136 feet as the dam is not in fit condition. Fact is that even in 136 feet water level, Tamilnadu will be able to get water. Another interesting fact is that Tamilnadu pays Andhrapradesh Rs. 3 crores per TMC of water, and Rs. 40,000 for 70 TMC of water! Shall we call it incompetency for Government of Kerala? We should!
See the image below where you can see the week wall of the dam. You should see the cross section of the dam in the image above also to understand the impact of a breach!

Mullaperiyar Dam as it is seen with water level at 115 feet.
Mullaperiyar Dam as it is seen with water level at 115 feet.
Image below,you can see the cracks very clearly. Generally the security system there will not allow anyone to photograph this. Once, Indian navy was called for to photograph the cracks in the dam. But after boarding the boat, Navy got a call from ‘Higher’ authorities to come back! Understand, this “STRONG” wall is protecting the lives of 35 lakhs+ people who live downstream and 5 districts which are in the vicinity of this dam.

Cracks to take lives
Cracks to take lives
Water seeping into the wall through the cracks B9
Plaster on the wall of the dam eroded due to constant contact of water.
See the reservoir of Mullaperiyar! Good. Right? What Tamilnadu say is even if the Mullaperiyar dam is breached, Idukki dam will be able to stop water at it. Hey TN, what are your trying to say? Just forget about the thousands of people who are living between Mullaperiyar and Idukki dams? (Then, why can’t we forget people in Tamilnadu?!)
This is the gate of the “Srikovil”! Key is with Tamilnadu. What a pity. Our neighbor has the key to our home! And for sure, it will not be opened to a Keralite.
Here comes the super scenes. The below is inside the tunnel. Reservoir is on the right wall of this tunnel. You can see water oozing from the wall. Mind it. It is not any intended hole or crack. But it is one which developed in time course.
tunnel 2
Breach of this dam will be so disastrous that, the high court building in Eranakulam will be under water! So, think.
Dear Tamilnadu, Please don’t try to say that all these photos are taken inside my home!
I wish I get more details and photographs in this regard. Please pass the word…

Save Mullaperiyar Dam, Save Kerala

Credits for the pictures goes to Mr. Faisal Muhammed. Thank you Faisal. You did a wonderful work.
മുല്ലപ്പെരിയാര്‍ അണക്കെട്ട് എന്തുകൊണ്ട് സുരക്ഷിതമല്ല എന്ന കാര്യം ഒറ്റനോട്ടത്തില്‍ പരിശോധിക്കാം.

1. 2011-ല്‍ പഴക്കം 115 വര്‍ഷം
2. നിര്‍മിച്ചത് കരിങ്കല്ലും ചുണ്ണാമ്പും സുര്‍ക്കിയും കൊണ്ട്
3. സുര്‍ക്കിയില്‍ പണിതതില്‍ നിലനില്‍ക്കുന്ന ഇന്ത്യയിലെ ഒരേയൊരു വലിയ അണക്കെട്ട്
4. ഡ്രെയിനേജ് ഗാലറികളില്ല (വെള്ളത്തിന്റെ സമ്മര്‍ദം കൂടും)
5. കണ്‍സ്ട്രക്ഷന്‍ ജോയന്റുകളില്ലാതെ അണക്കെട്ട് ഒറ്റ ബ്ലോക്കാണ് (വിള്ളലും പൊട്ടലും വ്യാപിക്കാന്‍ സാധ്യത)
6. വെള്ളത്തിന്റെ സമ്മര്‍ദം കണക്കിലെടുക്കാതെ നിര്‍മിച്ചത്. സ്​പില്‍വേകള്‍ ആവശ്യത്തിനില്ല.
7. സുര്‍ക്കിയും ചുണ്ണാമ്പും അടര്‍ന്ന് ഒലിച്ചുപോയി പലയിടത്തും പൊട്ടലുകള്‍
8. തുടക്കം മുതല്‍തന്നെ ചോര്‍ച്ച. 1922, 1928-35, 1961-65 കാലത്ത് സിമന്റ് ചാന്തുകൊണ്ട് ചോര്‍ച്ച അടച്ചു
9. പ്രതിവര്‍ഷം 30.4 ടണ്‍ എന്ന തോതില്‍ 50 വര്‍ഷത്തിനിടയില്‍ 1500 ടണ്ണിലധികം സുര്‍ക്കി ഒലിച്ചുപോയി
10. ഭൂകമ്പ സാധ്യതാ പഠനം നടത്തിയിട്ടില്ല
11. അണക്കെട്ട് ഉടുമ്പഞ്ചോല, കമ്പം ഭ്രംശമേഖലകള്‍ സംഗമിക്കുന്ന സ്ഥലത്തായതിനാല്‍ ഭൂകമ്പ സാധ്യത കൂടുതലാണ്
12. ബേബി ഡാം സ്ഥിതിചെയ്യുന്നത് ഭ്രംശ മേഖലയില്‍ (അടിയിലൂടെ ചോര്‍ച്ച രൂക്ഷം.) ഡാം ഇതേവരെ ബലപ്പെടുത്തിയിട്ടില്ല.
13. അടുത്തകാലത്ത് ഇടുക്കി. കോട്ടയം ജില്ലകളിലുണ്ടായ ഭൂചലനങ്ങള്‍ ഭീഷണി ഉയര്‍ത്തുന്നു
14. പെരിയാര്‍ നദി ഒഴുകുന്നതുതന്നെ ഭ്രംശ മേഖലയിലൂടെ
15. അണക്കെട്ടിനെ നിരീക്ഷക്കുന്നില്ല. സ്ഥാപിച്ച ഉപകരണങ്ങള്‍ നശിച്ചു
16. സമ്മര്‍ദം കുറക്കാന്‍ ജലനിരപ്പ് 136 അടിയാക്കി നിജപ്പെടുത്താനും സ്​പില്‍വേകള്‍ കൂട്ടാനും 1979ല്‍ കേന്ദ്ര ജല കമ്മീഷന്‍ നിര്‍ദേശം
17. സമ്മര്‍ദം കുറക്കാന്‍ അണക്കെട്ടിനു മുകളില്‍ കോണ്‍ക്രീറ്റ് ക്യാപ്പിങ് ഉണ്ടാക്കി. പക്ഷെ ഇത് ഫലവത്തല്ല.
18. ഒരു ഭാഗത്ത് കോണ്‍ക്രീറ്റ് ആവരണം പണിത് ഇന്‍സ്‌പെക്ഷന്‍ ഗാലറി നിര്‍മ്മിച്ചു. (ആവരണം അണക്കെട്ടിനോട് ചേരാത്തതിനാല്‍ ഭിത്തിയുമായി ചേരുന്ന സ്ഥലത്ത് ഇപ്പോള്‍ ചോര്‍ച്ച)
19. കേബിള്‍ കൊണ്ട് അണക്കെട്ട് അടിസ്ഥാനത്തോട് ഉറപ്പിച്ചു(ഇത് താത്കാലിക ബലപ്പെടുത്തല്‍ മാത്രം)

കരിങ്കല്ലും സര്‍ക്കിയും ചുണ്ണാമ്പും ഉപയോഗിച്ച് പണിതതില്‍ ഇന്ന് ലോകത്ത് തന്നെ ബാക്കി നിര്‍ക്കുന്ന പഴക്കമേറിയ ഏക അണക്കെട്ടാണ് മുല്ലപ്പെരിയാര്‍ എന്ന കാര്യം പ്രത്യേകം ശ്രദ്ധിക്കേണ്ടതുണ്ട്. ഇത്തരത്തില്‍ കാലപഴക്കമുള്ള അണക്കെട്ടുകളെല്ലാം എല്ലാ രാജ്യങ്ങളും ഡീകമ്മിഷന്‍ ചെയ്തുകഴിഞ്ഞു. അണക്കെട്ട് തകര്‍ന്നാലുള്ള ദുരന്തം മുന്‍കൂട്ടി കണ്ടുകൊണ്ടാണിത്.

ഭൂകമ്പ മേഖലയില്‍ പണിത അണക്കെട്ടായതിനാല്‍ ഭൂചലനമുണ്ടായാല്‍ അണക്കെട്ടില്‍ പൊട്ടലുകളും വിള്ളലുകളും ഉണ്ടാകും. വിള്ളലുകള്‍ ചിലപ്പോള്‍ അകത്താകാം. ഇത് പുറത്ത് കാണണമെന്നില്ല. കാലവര്‍ഷത്തില്‍ അണക്കെട്ട് നിറഞ്ഞ സമയത്ത് ഇത്തരം വിള്ളലുകള്‍ വലുതായി അണക്കെട്ട് തകരാനുള്ള സാധ്യത വളരെ കൂടുതലാണെന്ന് വിദഗ്ധര്‍ ചൂണ്ടിക്കാട്ടിയിട്ടുണ്ട്.

ഒരുകാര്യം വ്യക്തമാണ്. അണക്കെട്ട് ഇപ്പോഴും തകരാതെ നില്‍ക്കുന്നത് ഒന്നുകില്‍ ബ്രിട്ടീഷുകാരുടെ നിര്‍മ്മാണ വൈദഗ്ദ്ധ്യംകൊണ്ട്, അല്ലെങ്കില്‍ കേരളത്തിലെ ജനങ്ങളുടെ ഭാഗ്യം കൊണ്ട്. 


  1. ഇന്റെര്‍നെറ്റ് ഉപയോഗിക്കുന്നവരുടെ എണ്ണം ദിനംപ്രതി വര്‍ദ്ധിക്കുന്നതോടൊപ്പം തന്നെ ബ്ലോഗ്‌ എഴുത്തുകാരുടെയും, ബ്ലോഗ്‌ വായനക്കാരുടെയും എണ്ണവും വര്‍ദ്ധിച്ചു വരികയാണല്ലോ.
    അതോടൊപ്പം തന്നെ വര്‍ദ്ധിച്ചുക്കൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്ന മറ്റൊരു കൂട്ടരും ഉണ്ട് - ബൂലോക കള്ളന്മാര്‍....

    ആരാന്റെ പോസ്റ്റുകള്‍ എടുത്ത്,അത് തന്റെതെന്ന രീതിയില്‍ അവതരിപ്പിക്കുന്നവരാണ് ഇക്കൂട്ടര്‍. സ്വന്തമായി ഒരു പോസ്റ്റ്‌ പോലും എഴുതാത്തവരാണ് ഇങ്ങിനെ മോഷണം നടത്തുന്നത്.
    വന്തമായി വല്ലതും കുത്തിക്കുറിക്കുന്ന ഓരോ ബ്ലോഗ്ഗെറും അതിനായി ഒരുപാട് ചിന്തയും, സമയവും ചിലവാക്കുന്നുണ്ട്. ടൈപ്പ്‌ ചെയ്യാനുള്ള ബുദ്ധിമുട്ട് വേറെ...
    തന്റെ പോസ്റ്റുകള്‍ തന്റെ ബ്ലോഗില്‍ വന്നു തന്നെ ഓരോ വായനക്കാരനും വായിക്കണം എന്നത് ഓരോ ബ്ലോഗ്ഗറുടെയും ആഗ്രഹമാണ്. വായിച്ച ശേഷം വായനക്കാര്‍ നല്‍കുന്ന വിമര്‍ശനങ്ങള്‍ ഉള്‍പ്പെടെയുള്ള കമന്റുകള്‍ ആണ് ആ ബ്ലോഗ്ഗറുടെ അടുത്ത പോസ്റ്റിനുള്ള പ്രചോദനമായി നില കൊള്ളുന്നത്‌.

    ഇവിടെയാണ്‌ ബൂലോക മോഷ്ട്ടാക്കള്‍ കൃമി കീടങ്ങളായി കടന്നു വരുന്നത്. ഒരു ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടും ഇല്ലാതെ ബൂലോക കള്ളന്മാര്‍ പോസ്റ്റുകള്‍ കോപ്പി ചെയ്ത് തങ്ങളുടെ ബ്ലോഗിലോ, ഫൈസ് ബുക്ക്‌ നോട്ട് തുടങ്ങിയവയിലൂടെയുമോ തങ്ങളുടെ സ്വന്തം പോസ്റ്റ്‌ ആയി അവതരിപ്പിക്കുന്നു. ഇത്തരക്കാര്‍ക്ക് കയ്യടി വാങ്ങാന്‍ എളുപ്പമാണ്. കാരണം ക്ലിക്കായ പോസ്റ്റുകള്‍ മാത്രം കക്കുന്നതിനായി തിരഞ്ഞെടുത്താല്‍ മതി. ടൈപ്പ്‌ ചെയ്യേണ്ട ആവശ്യം ഇല്ല. കോപ്പി ചെയ്ത് പേസ്റ്റിയാല്‍ ഫാസ്റ്റ് ഫുഡ്‌ പോലെ രണ്ട് നിമിഷം കൊണ്ട് പോസ്റ്റ്‌ റെഡി. എന്നിട്ട് അത് നാണവും മാനവും ഇല്ലാതെ പ്രദര്‍ശിപ്പിച്ചു കയ്യടി വാങ്ങി ആത്മ സായൂജ്യം അടയുന്നു.

    ഇഷ്ട്ടപ്പെട്ട പോസ്റ്റ്‌ മറ്റുള്ളവരുമായി പങ്കുവെക്കാന്‍ ഒരു വായനക്കാരന് ഏറ്റവും നല്ല മാര്‍ഗ്ഗം അത് ഷെയര്‍ ചെയ്യലാണ്. ഭൂരിപക്ഷം ബ്ലോഗ്ഗുകളിലും ബ്ലോഗ്ഗെര്‍മാര്‍ ഈ സൗകര്യം ഒരുക്കിയിട്ടും ഉണ്ട്. രണ്ട് മൂന്ന് മൗസ് ക്ലിക്കുകള്‍ കൊണ്ട് ഇത് നിഷ്പ്രയാസം ചെയ്യാം. "ക്രിയേറ്റ് എ ലിങ്ക്" വഴിയും മറ്റൊരാളുടെ ബ്ലോഗിലെ പോസ്റ്റുകള്‍ മാന്യമായ രീതിയില്‍ സ്വന്തം ബ്ലോഗില്‍ എത്തിക്കാം.

    ഇനി ബ്ലോഗ്‌ പോസ്റ്റ്‌ എടുത്തേതീരൂ എന്ന അവസ്ഥയാണെങ്കില്‍, ആ പോസ്റ്റിന്റെ ഉടമസ്ഥനോട് സമ്മതം വാങ്ങുകയോ, അല്ലെങ്കില്‍ ഒറിജിനല്‍ പോസ്റ്റിലേക്ക് ഉള്ള ലിങ്കും, അത് എഴുതിയ ആളുടെ പേരും വ്യക്തമായി സൂചിപ്പിക്കുകയും ചെയ്യുകയാണെങ്കില്‍ ബ്ലോഗ്ഗെര്‍മാരുടെ പരാതി കുറയും. എന്നാല്‍ ഇതൊന്നും ചെയ്യാതെ, പോസ്റ്റ്‌ കട്ടതിന് തനിക്കെതിരെ വരുന്ന കമന്റുകള്‍ പോലും മുക്കിയാണ് ചിലര്‍ ഈ പകല്‍ കൊള്ള നടത്തുന്നത്....

    Absarikka Paranjathu Ettra sariyanu... :P

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  3. Dear friend, nice to see some touching fotos and some sentimental comments in your blog.
    Please remember that agreements like a dam has been leased by a formal agreement to give water supply to another state and manage the place is not taking the right of Kerala people. Your foto of the temple and the key is very interesting.

    Please also remember Padmanabapuram Palace in Kanyakumari is managed by Kerala govt, in the heart of Kanyakumari Dt, 25 Km from the border.
    Kanyakumari people are not agitating that Kerala police and officers are controlling the place and it belongs to Kerala.
    There are issues related to the safety of the Dam, as well as water supply to the Tamil Nadu dry districts. That is a different story.
    Dont bluff and exaggerate your words with down-right sentiments.

  4. friends...its really a nice blog and the contents provided by the person managing this blog is true...I'm a student from BIHAR(now a days @ Cochin, kerala)..and its not matter of concern of me..even i know that i'm no-body to make comments on u ppl..but please stop fighting due to boundary of states..Both of the states (Tamil-nadu and Kerala) are so much good even the beautiful gift of God given to our country..and ppl of both of the states are really so much honest..but if u people fight, then its gonna dangerous for our make some solutions by simply talks on govt level in place making some serous kind of will be fruit-ful for all of us..Thanks!!

  5. You are Right Mr.. Sachidanandan......

  6. @Dr Janetius :- sir i know what you are saying.. but sor you know that kerala has their own right to build a new dam but, thamilnaadu govt. take a stay from supreme court to stop keralas plans to build a new DAM.. the main purpose of kerala govt. by building the DAM is only about the safety of the people here......
    but TN Govt. did not hearing the the real truth about this issue.. if anyone one the person from the TN govt. will open their eyes infront of the Mullepperiyar dam they will understand the actual threat. but they dont want to understand this,..... also sir... Court Give Permission to Kerala. but it got somehow a delay from some higher offices from the Central Govt. due to the influence of the TN govt.

  7. If the tamilians are damn sure about the safety of Mullaperiyar whay can't they come and stay in kerala. We will be ready to go to tamilnadu. Since Kerala is safe from Mullapperiyar they don't have any hesitation right!

  8. i do not understand why tamilnadu is opposing the construction of a new dam...because if the present one breaches, tamilnadu will not get any water....also if a new one is built with larger capacity they can easily achieve their demand of increasing the storage ....i suppose it is related to the issue of the contract getting lapsed on dam breach and the need to enter into a fresh lease agreement which may not be as favourable as the current one....therefore in the interest of protecting the lives of the large section of people threatened by the precarious condition of the dam...what kerala govt ought to do is to assure tn govt of its bonafides and give legally binding guarantees that the lease would continue without change even if a new dam is built....and get moving fast 2 cents !!

  9. Does any one know, how long will it take to build a new dam? Do we have any experienced engineers in this group ?

  10. Forget about everything. The important fact is that each one in the world has the right to live.
    I heard many people are telling that the Dam is SAFE !!!. I am requesting them to visit the places such as "chappath" and "vandiperiyar" once and you will see the people weeping their what else they can do. What the mistake they did ?. Did they stolen something or killed somebody. If something went wrong each one of us are responsible for that.
    We are the part of state that has got
    # 100 literacy
    # high percentage of growth in finance as well as in business
    # less number of jobless people
    # lacks of brilliant heads IITns engineers and doctors


    Mullaperiyar Dam A Time Bomb Trickling Part 1-Please share this video and create awareness among the world ...

  12. While taking any decision, no part of our country should be adversely affected – whether TN or Kerala. In case the water flow is TN’s issue, the end result of any decision must be such that TN gets whatever water/other resources currently it gets – not even a drop less than what it gets now, while simultaneously protecting the interests of Kerala. We must remember that these states are only part of our great India and not independent states.
    Just for the sake of vote bank and their vested interests, politicians involve in unwarranted public comments on the issue, inciting people and creating hatred amongst the people of India. This is not a welcome move. What I feel is that we must work together to create better living conditions in our country rather than wasting our life and time in destabilizing it.

  13. if kerala govt really want to save the people u can work on enchance the existing dam rite..?? why take the risk of building a new dam and sparing a lot of time...?? isn't tat obvious tat they wanna exploit this situation..?? @linish : wat a stupid solution. hey do any of u guys knw wat the proposed plan by kerala...?? hw can u say without even seeing the plan...The plan is totally for the benefit of the mallus. Kerala govt is trying to exploit the situation and bulid a dam in a way to produce electricity and spare little of water to TN. As per kerla's plan lot of water eill be wasted into the arabian sea and abt half only reaches TN. Lot of peasants are dependend on this water. And u Mr.ABDUL NAHAZ NOOHO , wat u mean by our neighbour has the key for our land..? if we think somethin lik tat no mallus can get gud education from cbe,chennai etc.

  14. It is good to remember that we do depend on each other... Natural resources are to be shared... however, safety issues need to be the first priority. What does Kerala gain by draining the whole water to the Arabian sea? But can the state sit idle if its people are in constant threat? I have read a number of arguements in support of TN. All seem to be dam sure about the impeccable state of the dam!!!It is like your neighbour has put wild and dangerously ferocious tiger in your house where your baby is sleeping peacefully saying it is safe because the tiger has not done anything until now....just watching what will happen.... put yourself in the shoues of the neighbour...!!!! Now about it being a ploy to control the people of TN....It is known the food you grow is not consumed only by you... we depend on that....So why can't the govenments sit down and sort it out more sensibly,logically,practically, without ulterior motives but with mutual respect and social responisbility? After all we are all humn bings first, then what we are, Indians, Mllu, Tamilian etc.

  15. My Dear Mr Abdul Nahaz Bravo!
    You have done a great effort to form this Blog..We should really appreciate you for bring out the fact about so called controversial sick Dam..If it bust UDF will lose 3 of their MLA result of falling the present Ministry.
    Once again i here by appreciate your effort..

  16. Lets not fight on this!! One question prevails.If new dam is a concern , let Kerala lower the water level in the dam to 120. How about that? Is that a problem then.Why is not anyone talking about that solution.

  17. The leak shown inside the Tunnel is normal. Go and see the K.R. Sagar in Mysore where I have seen such type of leak on the main wall of the Dam at several places way back in 1979.

    The Dams across Krishna and Godavari are about 80 years old and are not perceived as life threatening.

    If the third party experts says that the Dam is week and needs to be replaced then no one is gong to oppose it. After studying all technical views the Super court directed to raise the level further to 152 feet.Then where is the point that the Dam is weak.

  18. Cyprian said is correct, when the third eye will identified where the dam has got weak, then no one to fight, all needs to take care of people this is the main point, nothing else on behind the scene. Already many technicians are said, the dam is not weak it reflects supreme court also, then why should the kerala state opposing it... Previous record says, the dam is planned more than 900 years.. but the situation is not like this... when politician are awake from this issue then people wont say... now the situation turned to people, definitely this would take some time to become normal till than we also wait... 'THIRD PARTY NEEDS TO EXAMINE MULLAI PERIYAR DAM' if results come, no one to say or fight in regard this. all will accept.

  19. think abt a new dam in the same place without loose a drop of water.... think????....where u r and the technology????

  20. CYPRIAN, YANVA & PSM college :- please read the news about the frequent earth quaks near the areas of MULLAPRIYAR... if you can then please teach that peoples that due to these earth quakes... the world first DAM which was built using Lime Mortar will not blast and we are sure about the strenght of that DAM"....... please give them hope about the DAM.. if you can because they living there to welcome the blast of the DAM at any time.. because they want to die on their own houses.. they are just atleast 2 kilometeres nearer to the Famous OLD DAM...

  21. Abdul,

    As per the new proposed dam, more water will go to Arabian sea and used for power generation.But four districts of TN will become deserts and pre independence famine will struck leading to lots of unrest and cultural detrioration!
    Pls note that dam (as verified by experts commitee formed by supreme court), short, medium and long term strengthing measures have been completed.You picture does not show cause anyof the such works done.
    Your politicians are bluffing you all for power generation!In India there are 120 dams which are all more than 100 yrs old.Kallanai was built 1900 yrs back and still serving.So do not spread hatred.And everytime this issue is being raised first by Kerala politicians only, and choas prevails! Educate others rather than creating fear!Let there be harmony between the two states as it has been for several centuries!

  22. Absolute rubbish ! Just a silly blog with no attempt on looking at the core issue. please leave ur emotional hat behind before writing a blog on a serious issue as this. Baseless / One sided. pro mallu sentiments don't do any good. kerala if was so self sufficient none of u guys would flock to neighbouring states.

    1. You are right. Don't play with sentiments. The strength of dam is determined by politicians !!!!!!!
      Then why we have ENGINEERS....
      Before writing a blog analyze the issue fully. Don't be a sentimental idiot. Engineers are saying it is strong, but politicians are making some rumors to do politics business. Tell us how did you determine the strength?

  23. Hi there,it is easy for the unaffected people to formulate theories and opinions. Simple wisdom is if something thretens your life, simply get rid of it and seek alternatives.Can any right thinking MIND ever consider a dam BUILT TO BE SAFE FOR 50 YEARS BY THE DESIGNER AS A SAFE dam...??? Forget about the 999 years-long lease agreement in this modern world of democracy, human rights, fundumental rights etc....If it is about the agreement and its fairness, well,we need to follow the standards set by civilized world which is against any kind of exploitation or oppression... but not the kind of agreement made by unkind people if not svages centuries ago!!! I think the solution lies in constructing a new dam and making a sensible and realistic agreement ....acceptable to both... That is what an agreement really means. Why should Tamil Nadu fear that??? Please understand that safety of human life is far more important than trade agreements.

  24. Are the kerala government ready to accept all the agreements done before, TN will accept to built the new dam to solve the fear of Kerala people
    1) Extend the control of new dam to 999 years by TN government.

    2) Same level of water outflow for irrigation.

    3) Allow TN to produce electricity in the new dam.

    4) The place of new dam should be determined by TN government.

    Are you ready?

  25. WHISTLES BLOWs … with DAM Controversy issue!

    Indian culture is rich but the substantial erosion has taken place can be noticed due to the controversies initiated, created and well nested all around problem of this Dam Safety.

    This is by now known to all as is merely because of our off shoot modern day politics initiated and well played for years by any tom-dick and harries playing politics without concerns “of and for” the people.

    On a wider scale, this is an ideal example that our Democracy in its form is not much suitable and supportive to us as a nation unless clean clear good policies adopted plus able and only capable politicians who understand the needs of people are put up in right top places with mission perspectives for betterment of nation. Participation of good persons by putting them on the higher chairs of power will selectively suffice the needs. Thereby, the Games in the name of Democracy will come to the end.

    It therefore calls for serious review and modifications of Democratic Structure to make it safe on urgent basis. Politicians for some illicit gains falling into fierce conspiracies and games for capturing votes have substantially weakened the Democracy and damaged its anticipated marvel missions. Its likely to get breached causing colossal loss in Lacs of Crores in very short time as noticed, has already began in various recent scams and frauds..

    THUS, WHISTLES BLOW … with this DAM Controversy issue.

    People and good politicians now need to awake,come forward to save and serve the nation!

  26. Why cant we build a new dam downstream, without disturbing the existing one, that can withstand the shocks of the existing one's collapse?

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