A high-level empowered committee on Mullaperiyar dam, constituted by the Supreme Court, interacted with district administration here on Monday afternoon and reached Thekkady for further discussion.

The committee would inspect the dam on Tuesday morning and proceed to Kochi in the afternoon.

Committee Chairman A.S. Anand, former Chief Justice of India, and A.R. Lakshmanan came to Theni from Madurai and another member K.T. Thomas, former Supreme Court judge, was waiting for them at Power House in the lower camp after inspecting it individually. The committee did not receive any petition submitted for farmers' associations.

Later, the committee reached the guest house. Kerala officials appealed to them to inspect Forby and baby dams. Justice Anand turned down their request and expressed his concern over the poor coordination with Tamil Nadu. Justice Lakshmanan wanted the visit to new places cancelled.

Kerala officials stated that they had already informed Mr. Satpal, another member. Justice Anand reacted sharply saying that Mr. Satpal was not from Tamil Nadu.

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