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Mullaperiyar dam touches 142 feet, Tamil Nadu issues alert to Kerala

MULLAPERIYAR_DAM_848742fIdukki: With the storage level in the Mullaperiyar dam touching 142 feet, the maximum water level permitted by the Supreme Court, the Tamil Nadu government has issued an alert to Kerala.

The water level in the dam touched 142 feet as Tamil Nadu has stopped drawing water from the dam completely on Thursday and with heavy rains in the catchment areas.

Theni collector Palaniswamy informed that if the storage level in the dam exceeds 142 feet then Tamil Nadu could consider drawing more water from the dam.

Meanwhile, Idukki district collector said there need not be any apprehensions over the increase in storage levels. People in the adjoining areas would be shifted in case of heavy rains and relief camps would also be set up.

It was in May this year that the Supreme Court allowed the water level to be raised to 142 ft from the earlier 136 ft and also gave a clean chit to the safety of the dam.

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, meanwhile, said Kerala always had very good relations with Tamil Nadu and he would seek the help of the Supreme Court and the National Green Tribunal to find a solution to this problem.

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