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Category: non-narmada-dams :: Periyar
Last updated: Aug 17 2018 15:56 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Kerala floods: The ghost of past environment policy returns 17.8.2018 Sify Finance
/Mongabay) Kerala has been facing unusually high rainfall since early August, which has led to statewide floods taking several lives and causing severe damage. According to the government, there hasnt been a flood of this scale in last 90 years. The death toll as of August 16, stands at 114.
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Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami assures Kerala CM no threat to Periyar Dam safety 17.8.2018 DNA: Mumbai
A day after Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan raised concern over the alarming rise in the storage of Mullai Periyar Dam, Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday said that there was no threat to the safety of the dam and water is being stored at the permitted level of 142 ft as per the orders of the Supreme Court. “I would like to state that the Mullai Periyar Dam is safe in all respects viz., hydrologically, seismically and structurally as per the Supreme Court order dated May 7, 2014,” he wrote in a letter to his Kerala counterpart, who wanted the storage level in the dam to be brought down to 139 feet. Pointing out to the periodical inspection by the SC-appointed Supervisory Committee, he said that the committee on its visit on August 4 found that the dam is safe to store water up to 142 ft. “Therefore, there is no threat to the safety of the dam and water is being stored at the permitted level of 142 ft as per the orders of the Supreme Court,” he said, adding that the ...
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Kerala floods: Kochi airport shut till Saturday, flights diverted to T... 16.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Kerala floods: Kochi airport shut till Saturday, flights diverted to T...
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Watch: Indian Navy's flight divers heroically airlift stranded people 16.8.2018 DNA: Popular News
Indian Navy has commneced the airlift operations in Trichur, Aluva and Muvattupuzha area. The airlift operation by Indian Navy has so far rescued 36 people stranded in the state. People are being airlifted and are being sheltered in the naval base. Food and water are also being planned to drop.  The death toll from the fresh spell of monsoon fury since August 8 has risen to 75. A red alert has been sounded in 12 of the 14 districts. Massive landslide killed eight more people in Palakkad district of Kerala on Thursday even as there was no let-up in the torrential rains in the state where additional defence teams have been rushed to scale up rescue and relief operations. Rise in flood waters in Periyar river due to continuous rains and opening of all shutters of all major dams including Mullaperiyar, Cheruthoni, part of Idukki reservoir, and Idamalayar, have severely hit life of people in the downstream areas.  The Supreme Court on Thursday termed as "grave" the flood situation in Kerala and agreed to hear ...
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Kerala flood toll touches 79, rains continue 16.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Kerala flood toll touches 79, rains continue
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Tragedy without parallel in Kerala’s history: Rahul Gandhi urges PM Modi for additional help for state 16.8.2018 Zee News : States
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan apprised the Prime Minister and Home Minister Rajnath Singh of the situation in the state.
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Kerala floods: 5 more killed, toll 72; PM asks MoD to step up relief ops 16.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Reports of a landslide have also come in from Thrissur district and some people are said to be missing.
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LIVE! Kerala floods: Southern Railways, Kochi Metro suspend operations 16.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Situation worsens in Kerala, schools to remain closed today; death toll reaches 67 16.8.2018 Zee News : States
The death toll in the state reached 67 on Wednesday as the incessant rains claimed 25 more lives. 
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Kerala floods 2018: State disaster fund releases list of WhatsApp, landline numbers to contact 16.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The situation continues to look grim in Kerala with rains hitting several districts of the state. For those interested in helping those in need, click here . The toll in rain and flood-related incidents in Kerala climbed to 67 with 25 deaths reported on Wednesday. Some carriers announced cancellation and diversion of flights in and out of Kochi after suspension of operations at the airport till Saturday. Late Wednesday, however, Kerala State Disaster Management Authority, shared some numbers that you can reach out to in case of assistance. Each district has a designated number for it. KOCHI METRO SERVICES SUSPENDED Meanwhile,  the public transport system collapsed in many parts of central Kerala with the Southern Railways and Kochi Metro today suspending their operations due to floods. Rise in flood waters in Periyar river due to continuous rains and opening of all shutters of all major dams including Mullaperiyar, Cheruthoni, part of Idukki reservoir, and Idamalayar, have severely hit life of people in ...
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Cochin Airport shut till Saturday 15.8.2018 Sify Finance
The Cochin International Airport was on Wednesday closed till Saturday afternoon after water released from the Idukki dam flooded the area.
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Kerala rains: Cochin airport suspends flight operations; dam shutters raised across state 15.8.2018 DNA: India
Cochin International Airport today suspended all flight operations till 2 pm as water level has increased in the airport area following continuous rains and the opening of dam shutters in Periyar river. The decision to suspend the operations was taken after shutters of the Idamalayar and Cheruthoni dams, part of Idukki reservoir, were opened last evening to release excess water. The airport is situated near the Periyar river bank. "Operations suspended to/from Cochin International Airport till 1400 hrs...due to flood level in and around Airport," an airport spokesperson said this morning. The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), which decided to suspend the arrival operations at 4 am to 7 am today as a precautionary measure, took the decision to shut the airport till afternoon after reviewing the situation. The arrival operations at the airport were suspended for two hours on August 9 in view of possible inundation in the airport area. The operations were resumed later on. Torrential rains, ...
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Cochin Airport suspends operations till afternoon 15.8.2018 Rediff: News
The decision to suspend the operations was taken after shutters of the Idamalayar and Cheruthoni dams, part of Idukki reservoir, were opened on Tuesday evening to release excess water.
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Brief let-up in rains in Kerala, death toll now 37 11.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who undertook an aerial survey of rain ravaged areas of Idukki and Wayanad, said Kerala was in the midst of an unprecedented flood havoc and the calamity has caused "immeasurable misery and devastation."
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Relief for people in Kerala as rain subsides, waters in Idukki recede; CM announces compensation 11.8.2018 Zee News : States
The flood situation is believed to be slowly improving in Kerala.
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Kerala floods: Over 10,000 people relocated from banks of Periyar river and tributaries 11.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Over 10,000 people living on the banks of Periyar river and its tributaries have been shifted to 78 camps opened in Ernakulam district as part of measures taken by it to deal with the threats following release of water from two major dams. Officials said 10,510 people have been provided shelter at 78 relief camps opened in Paravoor, Aluva, Kanayannur and Kunnathunad taluks in the district. The district authorities said they have made all necessary preparations for providing food, drinking water and medical facilities to the people shifted in the camps. People said rise in water level in Periyar river has affected their normal life. Meanwhile, braving adverse weather conditions, thousands of pilgrims thronged on the bank of Periyar river in Aluva to perform 'Karkkidaka Vavu Bali' at a Lord Shiva temple known for the annual ritual. The temple situated in the middle of the river remained submerged in gushing waters. Ernakulam district administration officials said elaborate arrangements were made by the ...
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Non-stop rain in Kerala leaves 29 dead, 54,000 homeless; Navy launches 'Operation Madad' 11.8.2018 Zee News : States
At least 29 people have died and nearly 54,000 people have been left homeless due to non-stop rains in Kerala.
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Rains in Kerala intensifies, all five floodgates of Idukki dam now open 10.8.2018 Zee News : States
With all the five floodgates of the Idukki dam opened, water is rushing down the Periyar lake causing huge loss to the crops and properties.
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Kerala rain: 60 tourists, including foreigners, stranded in Munnar resort; US issues travel advisory 10.8.2018 Zee News : States
The US issued an advisory, asking its citizens not to visit Kerala because of the flash floods in the state.
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22 dead as heavy rains lash Kerala, Red Alert issued for Idukki Reservoir, Navy launches 'Operation Madad' 9.8.2018 DNA: Money
— ANI (@ANI) August 9, 2018 With water levels rising in various dams and reaching almost their maximum capacity, shutters of at least 22 reservoirs in Kerala have been opened to drain out excess water. Earlier in the day, arrival operations at the Cochin International Airport Limited resumed nearly two hours after it was suspended in view of possible inundation in the airport area following a rising water level in the Periyar river. The CIAL is situated close to the river. "As the situation is improved we are resuming all operations from 3.05 pm today," a CIAL spokesperson had said. The CIAL had earlier stopped arrival operations from 1.10 pm, as a precautionary measure. The decision to resume arrival operations was taken after the situation was reviewed by Ernakulam District Collector and top officials of the airport management, the spokesperson said. Earlier, the Ernakulam district administration conducted a review of the situation at the airport after the water level in a canal near it started ...
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