On November 5, 2021 Kerala government had granted permission which was subsequently withdrawn after six days on November 11, 2021.
Addressing the media, PR Pandian levelled charges that the collector gave the order for his personal benefit.
It also told the government to conduct surveys and ascertain the feasibility of constructing the new tunnel within a year, he claimed.
A five-member sub-committee inspected the Mullaiperiyar and baby dam on Thursday.
The apex court had also ordered the government to conduct surveys and ascertain the feasibility of constructing the new tunnel within a year.
On September 3, Stalin will participate in the 30th Southern Zonal Council meeting in which Union Home Minister Amit Shah and CMs of all southern States will take part.
The Kerala chief minister had requested Stalin to draw more water from the Mullaiperiyar dam so that the storage level could be kept at a ‘safe’ level.
If the situation persists, there will be a drastic rise in the water level in the dam due to the heavy inflow,” he said.
Members and officials of the Parliamentary standing committee on water resources will visit Tamil Nadu and Kerala on Thursday.
A five-member team, including the newly-appointed technical experts of the Supervisory Committee, inspected the Mullaiperiyar dam on Monday.
The State has appointed S Subramanian, chairman of Cauvery Technical Cell-cum-Inter-State Water Wing, as technical expert in the supervisory committee for Mullaiperiyar dam.
Replying to a special mention on the Mullaiperiyar dam issue during zero hour, the minister said if the powers of NDSA are given to the supervisory committee,
Water Resources Minister Duraimurugan informed the Assembly on Wednesday while replying to the debate on grants for the department.
Accusing Chief Minister M K Stalin of being silent on the issue, the party said the ruling DMK's Left allies in Tamil Nadu have 'never spoken' on such matters.
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