Parambikulam Dam

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Parambikulam Dam
പറമ്പിക്കുളം അണക്കെട്ട്
Parambikulam Reservoir 112.JPG
Parambikkulam Reservoir
Location of Parambikulam Dam
പറമ്പിക്കുളം അണക്കെട്ട് in Kerala
Country India
Location Kerala
Coordinates 10°22′40″N 76°45′51″E / 10.37778°N 76.76417°E / 10.37778; 76.76417Coordinates: 10°22′40″N 76°45′51″E / 10.37778°N 76.76417°E / 10.37778; 76.76417
Owner(s) Kerala[1][2]
Operator(s) Tamil Nadu[1][2]
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment dam
Impounds Parambikulam River
Total capacity 69,165,000 m3 (56,073 acre·ft)

Parambikulam Dam is an embankment dam on the Parambikulam River, [3] Parambikulam located in the Palakkad district in the Western Ghats of Kerala, India, ranks number one in India as well as in the top ten embankment dams in the world in volume in the year 2000.[4]

View to the Parambikulam Reservoir

This Dam was built by Thiru.Kamarajar. The dam is operated and maintained by Tamil Nadu but the ownership rests with Kerala,[1][2] Per the agreement with Tamil Nadu, Kerala was supposed to receive 7.25 TMC feet of water per year from the Parambikulam Aliyar Project of which the Parambikulam Dam is a part. In 2004, Kerala did not receive any water after February 10, resulting in the drying up of paddy in thousands of acres in Chittur taluk.[5] Since this agreement has still not been met as of July 2006, Kerala Water Resources Minister has called for a review of the project agreement.[6]

On 17 October 2012, Kerala and Tamil Nadu reached an accord on Parambikulam-Aliyar water.[7]

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Reference notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tamil Nadu since the state is incontrovertible sole owner of the Mullaperiyar dam and all its appurtenant structures - Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.". 
  2. ^ a b c "Ownership of dams rests with Kerala, asserts Chandy.". 
  3. ^ "Indian Dams by River and State". 
  4. ^ "Indian Dams". Retrieved 2006-10-18. 
  5. ^ Prabhakaran, G. (15 March 2004). "Move to use dead storage in Parambikulam dam". The Hindu. Retrieved 2006-10-18. 
  6. ^ "Under cloud, by K.K. Mustafah". BusinessLine. Retrieved 2006-10-18. 
  7. ^ "Kerala and Tamil Nadu reach accord on Parambikulam-Aliyar water". Retrieved 2012-10-17.