Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan He told reporters in Thiruvananthapuram yesterday:
I think everyone knows that Mullaiperiyaru Dam is very old. A new dam needs to be built. Negotiations are underway to find a smooth solution to the problem. It is hoped that a solution will be found in the ongoing talks with the Tamil Nadu government. If there is a water problem, the courts should intervene and find a permanent solution. Thus he said.
Action will be taken against those who spread rumors on social media that the Mullai Periyar Dam is weak and the dam is in danger. Binarayi Vijayan Heels said yesterday.
The apex court yesterday directed the monitoring committee to take a firm decision on the maximum water level to be maintained at the dam. It also directed the Kerala government officials to hold responsible talks with the Tamil Nadu government officials in this regard.