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Kerala floods: The controversial dam under the spotlight

Updated : August 17, 2018 04:49 PM IST

The Mullaperiyar dam has also been the centre of controversy for more than four decades due to its peculiarity of its origins.
The dam, which was constructed between 1887 and 1895, is located in Kerala on the Periyar river, but is maintained and operated by Tamil Nadu.
The shutters of the dam have been raised in intervals — this is true of all the dams in Kerala — increasing the flow and intensity of the water to adjoining areas and farther.  
Kerala floods: The controversial dam under the spotlight
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