TAMIL NADU

Height of Periyar dam must be raised: CPI

Staff Reporter

Since the reservoir is getting a heavy inflow

MADURAI: Members of Communist Party of India, Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam, and Tamil Maanila Vivasaya Thozhilalar Sangam staged a demonstration pressing for raising the height of Periyar dam.

The protest led by Sivaganga MLA, S. Gunasekaran, wanted the water level be allowed to raised up to 142 feet till the outcome of the talks between Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, as the reservoir was getting heavy inflow. The protestors demanded that the unity among the people of the neighbouring States should be preserved. The party district unit secretary, P. Sethuraman, participated.

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