About 7,141 cusecs of water is currently being drained off the dam located in Idukki district of Kerala.
As reported earlier Kerala is once again on the edge and social media is rife with concerns over the 126-year-old dam commissioned on October 10, 1895, at Vallakkadavu in Idukki district's Peermade taluk.
Babu opposed the axing of trees saying it was against Central rules and that it required the approval of the Kerala government.
The visit of Tamil Nadu ministers assumes significance in light of the rise in the water level in the dam.
The dam was constructed between 1887 and 1895, and its age is of serious concern. Besides, leaks in the weakened structure, too, determine the structural stability of the dam.
The Met Department also said that the Northeast Monsoon or Thulavarsham will arrive in Kerala on October 26.
Eleven spots in Koottickal, which witnessed the deadly landslide that claimed 13 lives, are prone to more landslides in the coming days, according to authorities.
A total of 13 boats are anchored at the Pulinchode side of the Periyar river in Aluva.
The Mullaperiyar high-power committee will inspect the dam next month.
The base of the dam was constructed using concrete fixed with 'surkhi' made of jaggery, sugarcane juice, egg white and lime.