Bansadhara water dispute: Meeting between Odisha & AP fails to yield result

Bhubaneswar: The meeting between the members of the joint technical team comprising representatives from Odisha and Andhra Pradesh held on January 28 failed to yield any result, informed Andhra Pradesh lawyer Y Rajagopal to the tribunal today.

“The representatives of both the States had met on January 28 but they could not reach any consensus,” informed Rajagopal.

While both the sides presented their views during the hearing, the tribunal will hear the case tomorrow.

Earlier on January 22, the tribunal had directed the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh governments to set up a joint technical committee comprising engineers from both the States and hold a meeting to narrow down any differences on Katragadda and Nereddy barrages and submit a joint report within a week.

Prior to that, the Odisha government and the Centre had raised objections after the tribunal gave its nod for construction of both the barrages.