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Mullaperiyar dam

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  • August 8, 2022
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In News: Kerala Chief Minister wrote to his Tamil Nadu counterpart, seeking CM’s intervention in regulating water discharge from Mullaperiyar dam.

Mullaperiyar Dam

  • The Mullaperiyar, a 126-year-old dam, is located on the confluence of the Mullayar and Periyar rivers in Kerala’s Idukki district.
  • The dam stands at the height of 53.66 metres and 365.85 metres in length.
  • It is operated and maintained by the Tamil Nadu for meeting the drinking water and irrigation requirements of five of its southern districts.
  • According to a 999-year lease agreement made during the British rule the operational rights were handed over to Tamil Nadu.
  • The dam intends to divert the waters of the west-flowing river Periyar eastward to the arid rain shadow regions of the Tamil Nadu.

Periyar River

  • The Periyar River is the longest river in the state of Kerala with a length of 244 km.
  • It is also known as ‘Lifeline of Kerala’ as it is one of the few perennial rivers in the state.
  • Periyar River originates from Sivagiri hills of Western Ghats and flows through the Periyar National Park.
  • The main tributaries of Periyar are Muthirapuzha, Mullayar, Cheruthoni, Perinjankutti.

Source: Indian Express

Previous Year Question

Q.1) Consider the following pairs:

Reservoirs: States

  1. Ghataprabha: Telangana
  2. Gandhi Sagar: Madhya Pradesh
  3. Indira Sagar: Andhra Pradesh
  4. Maithon: Chhattisgarh

How many pairs given above are not correctly matched?

  1. Only one pair
  2. Only two pairs
  3. Only three pairs
  4. All four pairs

 

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