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Tag: Barrage

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Odisha To Set Up 13 Barrages This Fiscal Year To Address Water Problems

Bhubaneswar: In a welcome development that promises year-long uninterrupted supply of water, the Odisha government has decided to set up an In-Stream Storage Structure (ISS) for preservation and conservation of river water. A meeting in this regard was held among the officials of IDCO, IPICOL and the Water Resources Department (WRD) through video conferencing on […]

Mahanadi row: Chhattisgarh’s writ petition against NGT order not maintainable, says Calcutta HC

Bhubaneswar/Kolkata: In yet another jolt to Chhattisgarh, the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday asked it to withdraw the writ petition challenging an order of Kolkata bench of National Green Tribunal to halt construction of 31 projects undertaken by the State on the Mahanadi River. The Bench comprising acting Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre and Justice Tapabrata […]

Mahanadi row: Odisha MPs protest near Gandhi statue today

New Delhi: Demanding a halt in Chhattisgarh barrage project works over Mahanadi river, nearly 20 Odisha MPs staged a protest by holding placards and shouting slogans near Mahatma Gandhi statue on the premises of the Parliament today. MP Kulamani Samal stated, “All BJD members of Parliament have gathered today to protest negligence meted out by […]

Mahanadi Row: Chhattisgarh using funds from industries to construct barrages

Bhubaneswar: The Chhattisgarh government is accepting funds from industrial units to construct barrages on the upper catchment of river Mahanadi. Chhattisgarh State Commercial Tax and Industry Minister Amar Agrawal gave this controversial remark here on Wednesday triggering a storm. Attending the Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas programme organised by the BJP in Burla, the minister said […]

Floodwater recedes, but 20 Balasore villages still marooned

Balasore: Though the floodwaters of Subarnarekha have started receding due to a fall in the water flow from the upper catchments, 20 villages spread over six panchayats in Balasore district still remain cut off from the mainland. Reports said while floodwaters have receded slightly in Baliapal and Bhogarai blocks, about 20 villages of Baliapal, Bishnupur, […]

Mahanadi row: Centre convenes Odisha-Chhattisgarh meeting on July 29

New Delhi: The Centre will convene a joint meeting between Odisha and Chhattisgarh on July 29 to discuss the sharing of Mahanadi water, which has snowballed into a major row between the two neighbouring states after Chhattisgarh embarked on a host of projects in the upper catchments of Mahanadi. The announcement about the Centre-brokered meeting […]

Centre will not harm Odisha's interests: Uma Bharti

New Delhi: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said the state of Odisha is very close to her heart and asserted that the central government will not do anything or allow anything to happen that will hamper its interests. “Odisha is a beloved state of ours. We cannot do anything or allow anything […]

Mahanadi row: Congress team visits barrage site in Chhattisgarh

Bhubabneswar: A seven-member delegation of the Congress, led by Opposition leader Narsingh Mishra, visited the construction site of the contentious barrage in the upper catchment of Mahanadi river in Chhattisgarh today. Soon after the site inspection, Mishra said the team will hold talks with officials of Chhatisgarh government regarding the ongoing construction work on the […]

Barrage on Mahanadi: Odisha team to visit Chhattisgarh on Jul 25

A two-member team from Odisha would visit Chhattisgarh on July 25 to collect detailed information about the construction of barrages on Mahanadi river by the Chhattisgarh government

Arpa-Bhaisajhar Barrage Project
Pradhan for joint regulatory board with Chhattisgarh on sharing of Mahanadi water

Bhubaneswar: Accusing the Odisha government of sleeping while Chhattisgarh obtained environmental clearance from the Union Ministry of Forest and Environment (MoEF) for the Arpa-Bhaisajhar Barrage Project on May 8, 2015, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan today advised the government to form a joint regulatory board with the Chhattisgarh government on sharing of […]

Projects on Mahanadi not to impact Odisha: Chhattisgarh

Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the strong reaction in Odisha to the construction of barrages and dam projects on the upper catchments of Mahanadi river, the Chhattisgarh government has embarked on a damage control exercise assuring the Odisha government that the constructions on it side will pose no problem for the Hirakud dam. “The Odisha government […]

Chhattisgarh projects on Mahanadi: CM seeks PM's intervention

Bhubaneswar: Taking strong exception to the unilateral construction of major structures in the upper catchments of Mahanadi river by the Chhattisgarh government, the Odisha government today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately intervene in the matter. Drawing the attention of the Prime Minister through a letter to some of the major unilateral acts of […]