TN government releases water from Mullaiperiyar dam

Tamilnadu government released water from Mullaiperiyar dam today morning.

The State government released 534 cusecs of water by lifting shutters three and four by about 35cm each.

Water level in the dam was at 138.70 till today morning.

Meanwhile, People living downstream of the Mullaiperiyar Dam were evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Kerala water resources minister Roshy Augustine said all arrangements have been made and there is no need for any panic.

Hailing from the district he has called a meeting of district officials on Friday to monitor the situation.

“We will shift 3,220 people belonging to 884 families. We are keeping a strict vigil. We have opened enough relief camps. This is only a precautionary measure and there is no need for any panic,” the minister said adding the TN government hasn’t announced the exact quantum of water to be released.