Safety review of river embankments pending for 3 yrs: BJP

The State government has completely neglected the Mahanadi over last 22 years. The rule curve of Hirakud dam which should have been reviewed every 10 years, has not been reviewed in last 38 years.

Odisha BJP Chief Sameer Mohanty

Slamming the Odisha government over the current flood situation in the State, Odisha BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) chief, Sameer Mohanty said the Naveen Patnaik-led government has crossed all limits of negligence and destroyed the livelihood of people dependent on the Mahanadi.

Mohanty said, “I completely agree with the SRC who yesterday said about the flood water management of Mahanadi. But what about the safety of river embankments, are not they the responsibility of the State government?”