Central government allows Kerala to conduct tests for new dam
Central government has given permission to Kerala to conduct required tests for the new dam in alternate for the ageing Mullai periyar dam. Like cavery issue, Periyar Dam issue with Kerala is long standing one. Central government has put up several conditions for the new dam including obtaining approval from the Tamilnadu Government. With the approval, there will be some trouble brewing in the State which has already witnessed several protests over last year.