Mullaperiyar Dam Current Affairs, GK & News
The Mullaiperiyar dam is a masonry gravity dam. Masonry means made of mortar. The dam is located in the state of Kerala. But the dam is operated and maintained by Tamil Nadu Government. It is constructed across Periyar river. The dam was constructed by John Pennycuick between 1887 and 1895. About Mullaiperiyar Dam The height ....Read More
United Nations have released its report titled ‘Ageing water infrastructure: An emerging global risk’ on the ageing of the dams in India. The report was compiled by compiled by United Nations University’s Canadian-based Institute for Water, Environment and Health. The analysis was done on the dam decommissioning or ageing from the USA, Canada, France, Japan, ..
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
Narendra Kumar committee constituted by Central government to coordinate discharge of floodwaters from Kerala-Tamil Nadu inter-State projects
The Central government has constituted a coordination committee headed by the Central Water Commission Chairman “Narendra Kumar” to coordinate the discharge of floodwaters from inter-State projects involving Kerala and Tamil Nadu, including Mullaperiyar and Aliyar. The Chairman of the CWC will monitor the situation at Mullaperiyar dam in view of rising water level and continued ..
Centre has decided to constitute National Water Framework Act with guiding principles on water laws the States may implement. Incentives will be given for water projects to states who adopt the Act. Head of the panel: Former Planning Commission member, Y.K. Alagh Water Resources Ministry established another panel to amend the River Board act to ..
Topics: Groundwater • Interstate River Water Disputes Act • Krishna River • Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal • Mandovi River • Mullaperiyar Dam • Periyar • Rivers of India • States and union territories of India • Water • Water conflict • Water resources law
The apex Court permitted Tamil Nadu government to execute a repair and maintenance work on the Mullaperiyar dam. All the same, the court also instructed that the repairing and maintenance work is to be carried out in the presence of the Superintending Engineer of Kerala and an independent member nominated by the Chairman of the ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2012
Setting at rest the controversy over the safety of the 116-year-old Mullaperiyar dam, the Empowered Committee, headed by the former Chief Justice of India A.S. Anand, held that the dam is "structurally and hydrologically safe, and Tamil Nadu can raise the water level from 136 to 142 feet after carrying out certain repairs." The Empowered ..