Legal Explore possibility to reduce water level in Mullaperiyar dam, says Supreme Court Updated : August 17, 2018 04:40 PM IST The bench asked for measures to be in place to see to it that inhabitants downstream were safe before the release of water from the dam. The court said the idea was to resolve the "calamity, rescue and rehabilitate people" caught in flood. The bench also asked the Kerala Chief Secretary to file an affidavit on what steps were being taken for disaster management, rescue and rehabilitation of those affected. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.