Mullaperiyar Agreement Renewal

After independence, the Kerala government declared that the Mullaperiyar agreement was not valid because it was signed between Travancore and the British Raj. It was renewed in 1970 under the government of the time by the head of Kerala, C Achutha Menon. Tamil Nadu has been operating the dam since 1970. At Kerala`s request for the construction of the new dam, the Committee stated that, given the age of construction of the existing dam, a new proposal could be considered as an alternative. When the new dam is built, the maximum water level of this dam should be set at 155ft and a new water use and maintenance contract should be signed between the two states. I do not trust justice, which I think is pointless, because Mr Anand and Mr Lodha are not concerned if a million people die, if the M.P. dam is broken. They are doing their duty, that`s all. The law, whether it is an intergovernmental dam or the murder of a nun, has no compassion. The Goverment of Kerala could have reviewed the repugnant lease at least by referring to a typographical error, i.e. instead of 99 years, which was seized at number 999. No one on earth who lives today will be alive after 883 years, while everyone who lives on the side of Kerala or the Tamil side Nadu thinks why our ancestors were so stupid.

Intergovernmental disputes must be resolved with an iron fist by the centre if it has a strong spine. It should be abandoned, because then we can only call it a united India. (This refers to the road recently blocked by Karnataka in the COVID issue19). There are brilliant master`s engineers who have studied soil mechanics and seismology who should be appointed to judge the stability of the dam. Not a law graduate. The law will tinker with precedents until the death of all concerned, as is the case in the case of the murder of the nun Sr.Abhaya. For your friendly information, the case has been alive for 26 years, nothing happened. And kerala has the question of the fairness of the lease. Therefore, the lease signed in 1886 was unfair and challenged its validity in the Supreme Court. In the production and maintenance of all irrigation works, the agreement gave 8000 hectares of land for the dam and an additional 100 hectares for the construction of the dam. Because India is a federal democracy and because rivers cross national borders, the establishment of effective and fair mechanisms for the allocation of rivers has long been an important legal and constitutional issue. Since independence, many intergovernmental river water disputes have erupted, including the Mullaperiyar Dam issue.

The Mullaperiyar Dam is located on the Mullayar River and its Periyar tributary in Kerala State. It was built between 1887 and 1895 by the British government to divert water eastward to serve the peasants of the presidency of Madras, now known as Tamil Nadu. It used to be known as the Periyar Dam because it was to be the Periyar River Dam. The current name of this dam derives from the Mullayar River Portmanteau and the Periyar River, so that it is called together the Mullaperiyar Dam. The Mullaperiyar Dam is located 881 metres above sea level on the Western Ghats Cardamom Hills in Kerala`s Idukki district. Its height is 53.6m (176ft) and the length is 365.7m (1,200ft). There is also a national park known as Periyar National Park in Thekkady, which is located around the reservoir lake. On October 29, 1886, vishaakam Thirunal Rama Varma-Maharaja de Travancore- and the British Foreign Minister for India were signed on 29 October 1886 for the rehabilitation of the famine-sized districts of Madurai and Ramanathapuram. On October 10, 1886, a 999-year lease was signed between Maharaja de Travancore, Visakham Thirunal Rama Varma and the British Foreign Minister for India for Periyar Irrigation Works.