Supreme Court rejects Kerala's plea on Mullaperiyar

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  1. Yusuf

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    Who will take responsibility if the dam fails ?

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    NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the Kerala government's plea to bring on record new data to counter an expert's committee report that the Mullaperiyar dam structure was safe.

    An apex court constitution bench headed by Justice DK Jain, while disallowing Kerala's plea, said that this would make it an endless exercise.

    "It becomes an endless process. This is not an exercise done by an ad hoc committee sitting in a drawing room," said Justice RM Lodha.

    He further said the members of expert committee visited the Mullaperiyar dam site and a former chief justice of India had represented Kerala.

    "The committee had your nominee and experts from both sides. Tomorrow you will say to call experts from UK, Spain or Japan. We cannot permit this."

    "It could be that the expert committee letter may not be perfect. But issue of data could not be reopened as things cannot move that way," the court said.

    While directing the matter be listed November 5, the court permitted both Kerala and Tamil Nadu to exchange their responses to the Justice Anand committee report on the basis of documents already on record.

    The court barred both the states from bringing on record any new material.

    The Justice Anand committee, set up in February 2010, was mandated to study all aspects of the 119-year-old dam including its safety. The committee submitted its report to the apex court in April.

    Both Tamil Nadu and Kerala are at loggerhead over the dam. Kerala had in 2010 had advocated dismantling of the dam, holding that its structure was not safe, while Tamil Nadu opposed it.

    The Tamil Nadu government is managing the dam ever since its inception. Tamil Nadu, while holding that there was no threat to the structure of the dam, is seeking to increase its water level from the existing 132 ft to 136 ft

    It was to resolve this imbroglio between Kerala and Tamil Nadu that the Justice Anand committee was set up to go into the safety aspect of the dam.
    Supreme Court rejects Kerala's plea on Mullaperiyar - TOI Mobile | The Times of India Mobile Site
     
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    The dam is safe. Move on.
     
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    kayal Tihar Jail Banned

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    and Kerala wants 15% of power from Kudankulam nuclear plant and India is going to give them somewhat less.

    If TN can decide, under the current system it cannot, Kudankulam power to Kerala and Neyveli power to Karnat would be tied to water
     
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    Cant believe that there are literate Tamilians who believe this is possible! Karnataka pays for the power it gets from Neyvelli just like TN pays for the power it gets from Kaiga! If either of them dont get power from these sources, they will buy from somewhere else. When there is no power somewhere else, there are blackouts. Just like KA and TN have regularly! It's such a simple concept and I'd probably be unfair on the illiterates of TN if I say that that only illiterates wouldn't understand this is not a bargaining chip that they think it is!

    As I see more than one member from TN actually taking such theories seriously, I have to ask this. Do they teach you stuff like this at school? :shocked:

    So please, I request seriously, you folks need to come up with an alternate bargaining chip! :namaste:
     
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    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

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    What you said is true theoretically..but practically not.

    Power is not like tomatos that you can go to the supermarket on the next street and buy if the local kirana wallah is not stocked up. Power is bought on long term agreements after hectic negotiations on the price and replacing one source with another is not that easy. And given that India is a power deficit country, good luck bridging the gap.

    And no, the Tamil nadu govt would never stoop as low as using power as a bargaining chip, but hooligans can try to disrupt..infact they have already tried to do that once. So its upto the both govts to keep their respective populations in check, stop the baseless rumor mongering and try to respect the SC order,
     
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    Yes, hooligans might do that. And it would work both way.

    And this is what happened last time:

    Neyveli stir won't hit power supply - Times Of India

     
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    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

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    Yes please that would be fine ~ actually Tamil Nadu getting KA's share from NLC and vice versa would benefit TN to the tune of about 100 MW [TN draws about 104 MW from Kaiga while KA draws about 200 MW from NLC]

    That means few hours less of power cut in TN and reverse in KA. Shouldnt be a problem. And any such move would also ensure KA's share from KNPP is forfeited.
     
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    100 MW results in a few hours less power cut!!!

    It may be 10 minutes at most! :p

    Seriously speaking, dont you think TN needs a better threat to its neighbors than the one of a 10 minute power cut? :truestory:
     
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    Yes dont forget the future share KA would be (in this case, would not be) getting from KNPP.
     
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    Anyway rabble rousing aside, the SC has once again upheld the truth..This is like the second justice for TN in a week.
     
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    There are 20000 MW of ongoing and proposed power plants in Karnataka. Many of which would have deals with TN for supply.
    Both KA and TN have power plants coming up and both have deals signed that allows cross border transfer of power.
    Even with increased supplies, it still wouldnt be enough to both KA and TN, as consumption is artificially controlled.

    So, as I said earlier, you still need something better than a threat of a 10 minute power cut!
     
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    SC has upheld what the head of the CRA has said. So you are a fan of MMS!

    Ahh... these Kangress supporters are so disgusting! :D
     
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    Cool......There are enough cards that TN can play if and when KA blocks the water. But there is no need to reveal all of them now given that water is coming as we speak...:p


    Why should I be a fan of some one who is just doing his duty and not doing anything special or going out of his way to help TN ? It's the bare minimum justice. The balance scales have been upheld.
     
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    Congress ensures bare minimum justice :hmm: Cant say I'm happy to hear this!
    BTW can BJP ever be a part of UPA?

    :rofl:

    Both AP and KA have their representatives heading important positions in TN political parties. We just have to press the button! :spy:

    Reports coming in that the water is salty. Are they KA's tears or something else? :whistle:
     
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    I was praising the Supreme Court.


    Hmmm just like Pakis act more Arabs than Arabs themselves, these politicians are act more Tamil than Tamil themselves..so not a problem..:rofl:
     
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    Will you identify those leaders?

    I am pretty knowledgeable about country;s politics. All major parties are headede by Tamils.
     

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