Mahanadi row: BJD team to leave for Chhattisgarh today

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Bhubaneswar: The 12-member BJD delegation will leave for Chhattisgarh today to conduct ground inspection of the projects being undertaken by the neighbouring State on river Mahanadi.

The team will reach the spot tomorrow after a brief halt at Jharsuguda today. The committee headed by MP and BJD vice president Prasanna Acharya will visit the construction sites for spot assessment on August 9 and 10. The team will also hold discussions with the officials of Chhattisgarh Water resources department during the tow-day visit.

Aacharya had earlier informed that the committee had received a verbal confirmation from the Water Resources minister of the neighbouring State Brijmohan Agrawal.

The controversial Kelo and Arpa-Bhaisajhar projects, along with seven other construction sites on the river, are the places the BJD team is set to inspect.

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