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Water level touches 140 ft in Mullaperiyar, Kerala likely to move SC

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Thiruvananthapuram: Water level in the Mullaperiyar dam rose to 140 ft on Friday following incessant rain in the catchment area.

In view of the rising water level in the dam, the state government is once again considering the option to approach the Supreme Court to issue directive to Tamil Nadu to maintain the water level at 139 ft.

The Cabinet on Thursday had discussed the concerns over the rising water level in the Mullaperiyar dam.

On May 7 this year, the Supreme Court had held that the 120-year-old dam is safe and allowed the Tamil Nadu government to raise the water level to 142 feet and ultimately to 152 feet after completing strengthening measures on the dam.

A five-judge Constitution bench had struck down a law promulgated by Kerala, which had been fighting a decade long battle with Tamil Nadu, declaring the dam as endangered and fixing the water level at 136 feet.

It had also pulled up the Kerala government for enacting a law which overruled its verdict of 2006 by which it had declared the dam safe and allowed the Tamil Nadu authorities to raise the water level.

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