Thiruvananthapuram: The State government will approach the Supreme Court over its safety concerns following the rising water level in the Mullaperiyar reservoir at Idukki district.
Answering an adjournment motion moved by the Opposition seeking discussion on the issue in the Assembly on Tuesday, Water Resource Minister P J Joseph said the Tamil Nadu government had been breaking the aspects of the pact.
“It was the Supreme Court that fixed 142 feet as the maximum water level. The Tamil Nadu government did not keep the agreement that Idukki district authorities should be informed 12 hours before opening the shutters of the dam. The panel appointed by the apex court also did not act appropriately. We will move the court citing all these matters,” Joseph said.
He said the state government would convey its protest on the matter to the Centre.
The notice was moved E S Bijimol MLA from the Opposition seeking a discussion on the “indifferent” attitude of the state government on the matter.
The Supreme Court on December 3 last year had dismissed the Kerala government's plea to review its May 7, 2014 verdict holding as safe the 120-year-old Mullaperiyar Dam and allowing Tamil Nadu to raise water level to 142 feet and ultimately to 152 feet after completion of strengthening measures on the dam.