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Kerala Assembly adopts resolution for new dam
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A special one-day session of the Kerala Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution calling upon the Central and State governments to take steps for construction of a new dam at Mullaperiyar and to lower the water level in the existing dam to 120 feet and declaring the State’s commitment to continue supplying water in the present quantity to Tamil Nadu.
The resolution, moved by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, was adopted unanimously by the House after a three-and-a-half hour discussion, which saw both the treasury and Opposition benches speaking in one voice on the need for a new dam. Although the Opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF) joined the government in seeking a new dam, it did not miss the opportunity to take the government to task for the Advocate-General’s controversial submissions before the Kerala High Court last Friday, which, it felt, cut the very root of the State’s contentions for a new dam.
Moving the resolution and later winding up the discussion, the Chief Minister expressed happiness at the unanimity of purpose shown by the entire House and assured the members that the government explore every option possible to ensure that the lives of people living downstream were not put in danger in the event of a breach in the Mullaperiyar dam.
The government’s first option was to find an amicable solution to the issue keeping the good relations between Kerala and Tamil Nadu intact. It wished to see Central intervention that would result in discussions at the level of officials, Ministers and Chief Ministers of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The State would resort to the second option of going ahead with steps for constructing a new protective dam on its own only if such efforts failed, Mr. Chandy said.
Earlier, Leader of the Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan fully endorsed the motion moved by the Chief Minister, but pointed out that the very foundations of the State's demand for a new dam, proposed by the Central Water Commission way back in 1979, had been undermined by the submissions made by the Advocate-General before the High Court. He also reminded the government that the State had inherent powers under the country's federal structure to construct a new dam on its own as was done in the case of the Banasurasagar dam close to the Kerala-Karnataka border.
In between, the House also heard Water Resources Minister P.J. Joseph declaring that he would go on an indefinite fast at Raj Ghat if the Centre did not enact the Dam Safety Bill during the ongoing winter session of Parliament.