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TN govt to install statue of Mullaperiyar dam builder Pennycuick in UK – Chennai News

The Chief Minister made the announcement on the birthday of the British Engineer who has helped irrigate the water-starved districts of south Tamil Nadu.

Stalin in an announcement stated that he’s extraordinarily completely happy to announce the development of the statue at Camberly in the UK and added that the Tamil diaspora in London has made efforts to install the statue in the hometown of Pennycuick.

The Chief Minister additionally stated that the required permission to install the statue was obtained from the St. Peters Church as per the British legal guidelines.

Mullaperiyar dam, throughout the Periyar river in Kerala’s Idukki district, was constructed in 1895 by John Pennycuick. The dam is owned by the Kerala authorities whereas it’s operated and managed by the Tamil Nadu authorities.

“Pennycuick met the agriculture and drinking water requirements of the state especially the five southern districts of Tamil Nadu, Theni, Ramanathapuram, Madurai, Dindigul, and Sivaganga. People in their love and respect towards the British Engineer have named children after him and are holding him in high esteem with his birthday being celebrated along with Pongal celebrations,” the assertion added.

Stalin stated, “2.19 lakh acres of lands in these areas are irrigated due to the efforts of the great British Engineer and the Tamil Nadu government wanted to give him a fitting tribute and had decided to install his statue in his home town as a mark of love and respect towards him.”

Chief Minister additionally stated that through the development of the dam, the British authorities was unable to fund the challenge after a degree and Pennycuick went to England, offered off his properties, after which funded the challenge on his personal.

He stated, “Pennycuick built the dam with confidence, determination, perseverance, and boldness despite all obstacles.”

Chief Minister in the assertion stated, “On the occasion of Pennycuicks birth anniversary, we assure that our government will make all effort to safeguard the rights of people of Tamil Nadu in Mullaperiyar which was built amid several challenges considering the longtime drinking water issues faced by the people of region.”

The Tamil Nadu authorities has been making “persistent” efforts to increase the water storage degree of the dam to 152 toes by approaching to numerous courts and commissions together with the Madras High Court, Supreme Court of India, and the Central Water Commission.

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