Periyar Lease Agreement Renewal Year

The centuries-old Mullaperiyar Dam at Idukki, Kerala, on the Periyar River, is one of the first Transbasin projects commissioned in 1895 by the British in India, in the former princely state of Travancore, which was part of the madras presidency of the time. On 10 October 1886, a 999-year lease was signed between Maharaja Travancore, Viakham, Thirunal Rama Varma and the British Foreign Minister for India for the Periyar irrigation works. The lease granted India`s foreign minister the full right, power and freedom to build in an affidavit to the Supreme Court earlier this week, the Kerala government said its demands for „gradual release of water“ of at least 139 feet did not result in „positive assurances“ and the „sudden release“ of the dam , „forced (Kerala) to release more water from the Idukki reservoir. which is one of the causes of this tide. The law prohibited the increase in water levels on the dam by more than 136 feet and put the Mullaperiyar Dam on its „vulnerable dam“ schedule. Nadu, the Tamil government, filed a complaint with the Court of Justice and argued that the law was unconstitutional. The dam was built at the end of the 19th year in the princely state of Travancore (now Kerala) and handed over to the British presidency of Madras in 1886 at the age of 999. The agreement gave the Foreign Minister of Tamil Nadu, a British official, full rights to build irrigation projects in the countryside. The dam was built to redirect part of the Periyar River from west to east to feed the arid areas of Tamil Nadu. Mr. Karunanidhi, Minister of Nadu, who died at the time, said that just after the Supreme Court announced its decision to create a commission, he had written to the President of the Congress asking the Centre to mediate between Kerala and Tamil Nadu on the Mullaperiyar issue. [53] However, the opposition leader at the time, the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, rejected the TN government`s approach. She said it would bring benefits to Kerala in this regard.

[54] Meanwhile, Kerala Water Minister N.