Siruvani Dam


  • Siruvani dam is a dam in Palakkad District, Kerala.
  • This dam constructed across the Siruvani River, is for supplying drinking water to the city of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.
  • The dam is surrounded by reserve forests. Muthikulam hill is situated on the eastern side of the dam. There is a natural waterfall in the hill.
  • The location being in the state of Kerala, the project was executed by the Kerala Public Works Department using the funds made available by the Tamil Nadu Government.
  • Why in news? Officials in Tamil Nadu said that Kerala government has been withdrawing excess water from the Siruvani dam in violation of the 1973 agreement


Siruvani River

  • The Siruvani River is a river near Coimbatore, India.
  • It is tributary of Bhavani river which in turn is a tributary of Kaveri.
  • Part of the Siruvani River is near Mannarkkad in the Indian District Palakkad, Kerala

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