Tweets need Idukki annexed with Tamil Nadu

Mullaperiyar dam, although situated in Idukki district of Kerala, is operated and maintained by Tamil Nadu

The battle to unravel the Mullaperiyar dam concern between Kerala and Tamil Nadu was fought on-line

The 125-year-old Mullaperiyar Dam has as soon as once more turn out to be a bone of competition between the neighbouring states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu as water ranges continued to rise within the dam. Netizens too have dived into the stormy waters with many hashtags arising like #DecommissionMullaperiyarDam; SaveMullaperiyarDam; and one other combative, cheekier one known as #AnnexeIdukkiWithTN.

The #AnnexeIdukkiWithTN hashtag has predictably gone viral.

Even because the water ranges within the Mullaperiyar dam continued to rise, reaching 137.30 ft on Monday night, the utmost permitted stage as determined by the Supreme Court docket is 142ft, Kerala continued to be tense. After the current bout of heavy rains and floods that killed 27 folks in Kerala, the state is deeply involved in regards to the scenario now, particularly because the weatherman has predicted extra rains within the area within the coming days.

On Sunday (October 24), Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to his Tamil Nadu counterpart MK Stalin asking him to withdraw water from the dam instantly because the reservoir stage would possibly attain 142 ft shortly resulting from heavy rains.

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On October 24, Malayalam actor, Prithviraj Sukumaran tweeted below the hashtag #DecommissionMullaperiyarDam, “No matter what the information and findings are or shall be, there is no such thing as a motive or excuse for this 125-year-old dam to exist as a functioning construction! It’s about time we put politics and economics apart and do what is true.”

The floodgates opened as many Twitter customers dived into this extremely contentious concern to begin posting feedback, with some asking Kerala to “give Idukki again to Tamil Nadu”.

“Sufficient is sufficient”, stated one consumer. One other stated, “No must construct a brand new dam in accordance with technical specialists. However, If want we are going to construct ! However, whole Idukki district needs to be annexed with Tamil Nadu.”

“It’s time to redo the borders…recapture the area of Tamil Nadu again once more…all areas needs to be introduced again to Tamil Nadu…”, stated one other below the hashtag #AnnexeIdukkiwithTN.

One other consumer stated that Idukki district is a predominantly Tamil majority area with a big Malayalam-speaking minority inhabitants. It’s a bilingual area inside the state of Kerala, it’s time to annexe Idukki with TN and save the rights of Tamils and TN.

“Malayalees do you have got a little bit conscience? If you happen to can’t save the Idukki Dam, go away it to TN. Relying on the dam, there are 5M farmers domesticate meals and 50M Tamil individuals who use it. For you it’s only a regular dam however for us it’s the livelihood of the folks”, stated Mohan Kumar Saraswathi.

“Do you know Mallus, the dam and Idukki district had been with Madurai district throughout British rule earlier than India gained independence. We could redo the border? Give TN this dam which is ineffective for you.”

Mullaperiyar dam, although situated in Idukki district of Kerala, is operated and maintained by Tamil Nadu for assembly the ingesting water and irrigation necessities of 5 of its southern districts. Nonetheless, the problem is that Tamil Nadu shops water until it reaches its capability of 142 ft, and if water is launched abruptly, then it makes it troublesome for Kerala to handle the floods.

The 1,200-foot Mullaperiyar Dam with a capability of 6,000 million cubic toes of water is located within the Periyar Wildlife sanctuary in Idukki. Constructed by British engineer John Pennycuick in 1895, who is a few type of a demi-god within the space, the dam got here as a boon to the water-starved, poor farmers of the then Madras Presidency.

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