NGT stays 6 projects by Chhatisgarh govt on Mahanadi

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New Delhi: At a time when the dispute over Mahanadi water sharing between Odisha and Chhattisgarh is yet to settle down, Chhattisgarh government received a major setback as the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed it to stop work on six water projects on the river till further orders.

The green court has clearly ordered that the Government of Chhattisgarh can not undertake six grade ‘A’ projects without its permission.

Of the 57 projects, work of 51 is in progress while construction of six others is yet to begin. The ban is applicable on these six.

Social activist Sudarsan Das had moved the green court seeking a stay on the construction. Acting on his petition, the court issued such a directive. Next hearing has been scheduled for August 25.

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