International seminar on Mullaperiyar issuesKerala Government is planning to organize a seminar in February to discuss various issues related to Mullaperiyar dam. It will be an international seminar in which experts connected with UN are expected to participate. Various nations are now interested to know the details about this 116 years old dam, hence experts from those countries also might participate.
Concentration will be on the age of the dam, the impacts of earth quakes in the neighbouring areas, environmental issues and steps necessitated to avoid the calamity. Scientists and experts from countries such as Japan, Korea, Germany, USA, Russia are expected to attend.
In the past different dams have collapsed in different countries which include seven large dams. In 1887 the foundation of Arizona dam in America got destroyed. In India there are the cases of Morvi (Gujarat), Tigra (MP), Nanak Sagar (Punjab), Kadam (Andhra), Kotaganar (Tamilnadu) and Panshit (Maharashtra). All these incidences will be focused in the discussions at the seminar.