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TN, Kerala officials visit Mullaperiyar dam site
January 03, 2007 11:40 IST
Officials of Tamil Nadu and Kerala have conducted separate inspections at the Mullaperiyar dam site, a day after a portion of its parapet wall was found damaged.
A Tamil Nadu team, including Uthamapalayam tashildar Murugavel, dam superintendent Sundarajan and other officials, inspected the damamged portion of the dam on Tuesday.
Theni district collector Har Sahay Meena sent a report to the state government after the team's visit, official sources said on Wednesday.
The Kerala team comprising Idukki RDO Vijayakumar and Kumili executive officer Vijayakumar Nair visited the dam site and inspected the damaged wall.
The team would submit its report to Kerala Water Resources Minister N K Premachandran, they said.
The parapet wall was found damaged on Monday.
On Tuesday, the Tamil Nadu chief minister sought deployment of Central forces for the security of the dam, a demand strongly opposed by the Kerala government.