Mahanadi row: Odisha engineers to survey project sites in Chhattisgarh on July 25

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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government will send two senior engineers to Chhattisgarh on July 25 for a detailed survey of the ongoing barrage projects on the upper catchments of Mahanadi.

Informing this to media persons here today, Janaki Ballav Mahapatra, Engineer-in-Chief, Water Resources department, said he has informed his Chhattisgarh counterpart about the visit of two senior engineers – Superintending Engineer, Hirakud Dam Circle, Harmohan Pradhan and Superintending Engineer, Dam Safety, Gopal Chandra Ray – to Chhattisgarh on July 25.

“These two officers, in the first phase of their visit, would locate the dams and barrages the construction of which have already been completed and their impact on the water flow of the river. Besides, they would also visit the areas where the construction of other barrages is underway. They will go through the master plan of these projects and collect detailed information. We will have a detailed analysis of these data and discuss them with the Central Water Commission (CWC) during the tripartite meeting scheduled next month,” Mohapatra said.

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