Chairman and members of the High Power Committee gratefullyacknowledge the active support and valuable contribution of a largenumber of people in making this Report possible. Though all names arenot being mentioned here, our thanks are specially due to:Prof. M. K. Prasad, Shri John Kurien, Dr. R. Hali, Shri PradeepKukkillaya, Dr. Anirudhan, Dr. E. Shaji, Dr. Thomas Mathew, Adv. SivanMadathil, Dr. R. Rajmohan, Dr. H. C. Sarathchandra, Dr. Sairu Philip, Dr.P. S. Rajasekharan, Dr. Subramonia Iyer, Dr. V. N. Sivasankara Pillai,Dr. P. Leela Krishnan and Shri K. M. Alias for their expert advice andsuggestions,Smt. Risha Premkumar, President and Shri Krishnan, StandingCommittee Chairman and members of the Perumatty Grama Panchayatfor their insightful inputs,And the hundreds of people and concerned citizens who participated inthe public hearing and the visit for their willingness to share their woesand experience.The Committee recalls with gratitude the spirited guidance andenlightened advice given by Dr. C. R. Soman, who could attend only twomeetings before his demise. We pay our respectful homage to him.We thank Shri N. K. Premachandran, Hon. Minister for Water Resourcesin particular and Government of Kerala in general for reposing faith inthis Committee.