MANU/SC/8074/2006

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Civil Writ Petition No. 386 of 2001 with TC (C) Nos. 56-59 and 96-99 of 2002

Decided On: 27.02.2006

Appellants: Mullaperiyar Environmental Protection Forum
Vs.
Respondent: Union of India (UOI) and Ors.

JUDGMENT

Y.K. Sabharwal, C.J.

1. Mullaperiyar reservoir is surrounded by high hills on all sides with forest and is a sheltered reservoir. The orientation of the dam is such that the direction of wind in the south west monsoon would be away from the dam. It is said that for past 100 years, Tamil Nadu Government Officers have been approaching the reservoir during the flood season only from Thekkady side in a boat and have not noticed any significant wave action.

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