Kerala rains: Pinarayi Vijayan urges TN CM Stalin to discharge water from Mullaperiyar dam

In scrutinize of the crimson alert of heavy rainfall in 8 districts of Kerala, CM Pinarayi Vijayan has requested the Tamil Nadu govt to discharge extra water from the Mullaperiyar dam than the inflow.

Significantly, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a crimson alert in 8 districts of Kerala on August 4 as rains continue to batter explicit areas of the snort, disrupting the usual lives of the opposite folks, to the extent that roads had been broken in particular areas and other folks had been displaced to be moved to reduction camps in a couple of locations of the snort.  

Kerala urges Tamil Nadu to lift water level to a rep blueprint

In light of the crimson alert issued by the IMD of heavy rainfall in eight districts of Kerala including the district of Idukki, CM Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to Tamil Nadu CM M Okay Stalin to lower the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam to a rep blueprint as it has already reached a imprint of 136 ft and if the rains continue, there’ll most certainly be a drastic upward push in the water float into the dam. “As a result of precarious field at the Mullaperiyar dam catchment home, I would watch your urgent intervention to preserve an eye on the water discharge, in divulge to gradually lift down the water level to a rep level in the light of the IMD predictions of heavy rainfall.”

Hence CM Vijayan requested the TN CM ‘to present directions to the authorities concerned to make certain that that the outflow/discharge from the dam is extra than the inflow’ in case the water level of the Mullapriyar dam rises attributable to heavy rainfall following the crimson alert. 

The Kerala CM moreover entreated for informing 24 hours upfront, ‘referring to the hole of the shutters of the dam in divulge to spend precautionary measures for guaranteeing the protection of the opposite folks residing downstream of the Mullaperiyar dam’.

Red alert issued in 8 districts of Kerala

IMD issued a crimson alert for 8 districts of Kerala on August 4 – Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad and Kannur; an orange alert for the relaxation districts, with the exception of Thiruvananthapuram where a Yellow alert is in blueprint.

A Red alert stands for rainfall of over 20 cm in a time span of 24 hours, which is even handed to be heavy to extremely heavy rains, while an Orange alert ability heavy rains between 6 and 11 cm. Heavy rains in Kerala obtain increased the water phases of many rivers, that are flowing over their possibility phases, which moreover resulted in six dams reaching their crimson alert water storage phases, urged Kerala’s Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).

In the final few days, over 18 other folks obtain lost their lives attributable to rain-associated incidents in Kerala. Moreover, several properties and hundreds of different folks had been moved to reduction camps, the snort authorities urged on August 3, Wednesday.


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