Actors in Kerala have launched a marketing campaign in favour of decommissioning the Mullaperiyar dam contemplating its rising water ranges and weak construction. Malayalam actor Prithviraj, who had beforehand been vocal on the Lakshadweep Island difficulty, has additionally been among the many first to talk out on the ‘Decommission Mullaperiyar Dam’ marketing campaign. Different celebrities, together with Unni Mukundan and author/actor Murali Gopi, have additionally echoed the identical sentiment.
On October 24, Pritvirak Sukumaran tweeted that no matter what the details and findings are or will likely be, there isn’t any cause or excuse for the 125-year-old dam to exist as a functioning construction. “It’s about time we put politics and economics apart and do what is correct. We will solely belief the system, and let’s pray that the system makes the correct resolution!”
In keeping with a report printed by a United Nations Institute, Mullaperiyar Dam is structurally very weak and immensely prone to failure as a consequence of weaknesses and pure calamities. A dam failure would exponentially have an effect on nearly 3.5 million individuals in Kerala.
In keeping with reviews, water from the dam is used to irrigate the 5 districts of Dindigul, Theni, Sivaganga, Madurai, and Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu. The dam’s water flows by means of the principle canal and 18 sub-canals and is utilized by farmers in these districts to domesticate grains and fruits similar to sugarcane, paddy, banana, grapes, and numerous greens, together with pulses and cotton. The dam additionally provides consuming water to individuals in these semi-arid districts.
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