From the archives: Safety of Dam at Thekkady

This article appeared in The Hindu on Oct.18, 1979

Updated - November 17, 2021 12:14 am IST

Published - May 07, 2014 05:46 pm IST

TRIVANDRUM: The Kerala Chief Minister, Mr. C. H. Mohammed Koya, said today that the State Government was fully aware of the need to strengthen the Mullaperiyar dam at Thekkady, now under the administrative control of Tamil Nadu Government

The dam, constructed in 1895,serves water for irrigation and power generation for areas in Tamil Nadu.

Replying to questions by pressmen following a report in a section of the press predicting Morvi-type tragedy if suitable steps were not take to ensure the safety of the dam, the Chief Minister said the matter had in fact been under correspondence with the Central Water and Power Commission, since the last three years.

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