- A duplicate of the request was submitted to the Additional Chief Secretary, Water Resources Department and Principal Secretary.
- Kerala officials were educated on October 27 at 6 pm that the spillway doors would be opened on October 29 at 7.29 am.
On Tuesday, the Tamil Nadu government delivered the dubious request got from Kerala’s timberland office that conceded consent to fell 15 trees on the downstream Baby dam at Mullaperiyar dam.
Hence, the request was repudiated as chief minister Pinrayi Vijayan was not up to date with the advancement until Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin expressed gratitude toward him for giving authorization.
The letter likewise shows that Tamil Nadu looked for the expulsion of 23 trees to augment the foundation of the current Baby Dam and earthen bund to reinforce the design at Mullaperiyar Dam.
Be that as it may, consent was allowed to get 15 trees inside a rough region free from 40 pennies falling inside the rented space of Tamil Nadu at the Mullaperiyar Dam site. Kerala’s four-page letter dated November 6 records the types of trees that can be felled.
The request came from the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Bennichan Thomas of Kerala, allowing the Executive Engineer of Water Resources Department, Cumbum, Tamil Nadu, “According to Clause 5 of the Principal Deed, the Lessee, Tamil Nadu is allowed to fell the trees, underwoods and saplings inside the rented regions for the upkeep works.”
A duplicate of the request was submitted to the Additional Chief Secretary, Water Resources Department and Principal Secretary, Forests and Wildlife Department, Kerala.
That such a request was allowed went to the information on Kerala boss clergyman Pinarayi Vijayan after Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin kept in touch with him on November 6, saying thanks to him for giving the long-forthcoming solicitation.
Stalin, in his letter, said that officials educated him regarding the state’s Water Resources Department officials. Although, on Monday, the Kerala gathering saw a dissent against the CPI (M)- drove the government’s choice to permit Tamil Nadu to fell trees, the request was subsequently renounced.
The Congress-drove resistance looked for a reaction from Vijayan and a legal investigation into the ‘flip-flop’.
In the interim, in Tamil Nadu, the decision DMK is additionally confronting the hotness from resistance groups AIADMK and BJP over issues identified with the Mullaperiyar dam, situated in Kerala yet go under the control of the Tamil Nadu government.
The NDA union accomplices on Monday drove a dissent in Tamil Nadu’s Theni region. They criticized the DMK government for abandoning the state’s privileges over issues identified with the water stockpiling and delivery in the dam.
State BJP chief K Annamalai blamed the DMK government for not opening the dam after the due system because of the substantial downpours and avalanches in Kerala last month.
“Theni and Idukki gatherers must be available there (while opening the dam). For what reason were they not present?” Annamalai asked columnists. Annamalai likewise scrutinized Stalin’s quietness over the discussion on the denied request to fell trees.
On Monday night, the water assets office serve S Duraimurugan reacted that the dam was opened within sight of officials of his speciality by observing standards of the Guideline Curve supported by the Central Water Commission (CWC).
In an assertion, Duraimurugan said that according to the Standard Operating Procedure, advance data must be given to the officials of Kerala before opening the dam.
Likewise, Kerala officials were educated on October 27 at 6 pm that the spillway doors would be opened on October 29 at 7.29 am.
“Around then, the pastor and officials of Kerala were likewise present,” Duraimurugan said. “Consequently, the choice to open the doors were made by WRD (water assets division), TN, and opened by the officials of Tamil Nadu, who are managing the dam.”
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