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Tag: Kalma Barrage

Mahanadi on Chhattisgarh side of Kalma a 'sea', on Odisha side a 'desert'
Mahanadi on Chhattisgarh side of Kalma a 'sea', on Odisha side a 'desert'

“It is unfortunate that the Chhattisgarh government is not letting Mahandi water to flow by closing 66 gates of the barrage.  Up to seven kilometres from the barrage along Chhattisgarh, the river gives an illusion of a sea while the same river on the Odisha side looks like desert. We will demand the Chhattisgarh government to open at least five sluice gates in order to ensure water inflows to Hirakud dam. The government should let the river flow.”

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Odisha staring at parched summer as Kalma barrage continues to throttle Mahanadi

Bhubaneswar: There has been a significant dip in the water level of Hirakud dam as most gates of Kalma barrage built by Chhattisgarh on Mahanadi River continue to remain closed. While the water level inside the dam should remain at 630 feet till October 31, it has now dipped to 627 feet. According to sources, […]

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Mahanadi Banchao Andolan to launch 'Kalma Chalo' campaign

Bhubaneswar: Reiteirating its demand that Chhattisgarh should open the gates of Kalma barrage till further orders of the Mahanadi Water Dispute Tribunal, the Mahanadi Banchao Andolan outfit has decided to launch ‘Kalma Chalo Abhiyan’ during the last week of May, informed Convenor of the outfit, Sudarsan Das, in a presser in Bhubaneswar today. Das said […]

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Closure of Kalma barrage gates: Mahanadi Bachao Andolan to launch stir

Bhubaneswar: Regional outfit ‘Mahanadi Bachao Andolan’ has decided to launch a signature campaign and a ‘padyatra’ from Kalma to Puri on April 11 demanding opening of gates of Kalma Barrage by Chhattisgarh till further orders of the Mahanadi Water Dispute Tribunal. The outfit is planning to collect 1 lakh signatures and will present it before […]

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Hirakud records 'alarming' reduction in Mahanadi water

Sambalpur/Bhubaneswar: The flow of water into Hirakud reservoir in the downstream of Mahanadi River has been severely affected due to construction and ‘regular closure’ of gates of Kalma barrage by neighbouring Chhattisgarh, an assessment of Odisha Water Resource Department revealed. As per reports, Odisha has experienced continuous reduction in water inflow- 18 per cent in […]

Chhattisgarh shuts 64 gates of Kalma barrage

Bhubaneswar: Chhattisgarh government continues to show its highhandedness over the Mahanadi water dispute after the Raman Singh government today shut down the gates of Kalma barrage once again. Even as the dispute over Mahanadi river water between both the states is yet to be resolved, the Chhattisgarh government closed as many as 64 gates out […]

Mahanadi row: Odisha flags concern over delay in tribunal formation

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has once again raised its concern over delay in constitution of a tribunal over the Mahanadi river dispute with Chhattisgarh. Citing that such delay would give undue advantage to the Chhattisgarh government and adversely affect Odisha’s interests, the State government has written a letter to the Union secretary of Water Resources. “After the […]

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Mahanadi row: Odisha moves CWC over water release by Chhattisgarh

Bhubaneswar: Taking strong exception to the unilateral release of Mahanadi water without prior information by Chhattisgarh government through Kalma barrage, the Odisha government has moved the Central Water Commission (CWC). Odisha has also written a letter to the Chhattisgarh government citing that such release of water would create bottlenecks in flood management. In a letter […]

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Mahanadi row: Odisha to take up water release by Chhattisgarh with CWC

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and BJP in Odisha are once again at logger heads over one-sided operation and release of water by Chhattisgarh government through Kalma barrage. Accusing the Chhattisgarh of releasing ‘excess water’ from Mahanadi River without prior information, Odisha today hinted of raising such issue with the Central Water Commission […]

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Mahanadi widens rift between two states, fuels disagreement among parties

Bhubaneswar: The rift between the two states – Odisha and Chhattisgarh over Mahanadi water dispute has now grown wider with the opening of Kalma barrage gates by the latter. Earlier despite massive protests by Odisha government, Chhattisgarh had refused to open the gates of Kalma barrage during summer. But the Raman Singh government opened the […]

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As Kalma barrage gate opens Odisha Chhattisgarh fight intensifies

Bhubaneswar: Soon after the Kalma dam chief engineer spoke about opening one more gate of the barrage last evening, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh took a different stand altogether. He dared Odisha government to knock the doors of the CWC if it has any problem. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik meanwhile wrote to Prime Minister Narendra […]

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Mahanadi row: Naveen urges Chhattisgarh to open Kalma barrage gates

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged his Chhattishgarh counterpart Raman Singh to ensure free flow of water down stream of Mahanadi river by opening the gates of Kalma barrage, which is one of the six major barrages allegedly constructed unilaterally by the neighbouring state. “You are requested to instruct the officials of your […]

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Mahanadi water dispute: Chhattisgarh closes Kalma barrage gate again

Bhubaneswar: The Mahanadi water dispute between the Odisha and Chhattisgarh governments is in Supreme Court. Yet, the neighbouring state has again closed gates on the Kalma barrage. This has affected many panchayats in Jharsuguda district. While the upper catchment of the barrage is full of water, the lower catchment is dry and full of sand […]

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Mahanadi dispute: NGT pulls up Chhattisgarh govt

Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today pulled up the Chhattishgarh government while hearing a case relating to the latter undertaking projects on the upper catchment of the Mahanadi River thereby adversely affecting the water flow into Odisha. The eastern bench of the NGT rapped the Chhattisgarh government for not appearing before the court and […]

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Chhattisgarh continues to block Mahanadi water at Kalma barrage

Sundergarh: Neighbouring Chhattisgarh has continued to block Mahanadi water to Odisha through the Kalma barrage severely affecting the water flow into the Hirakud reservoir. According to sources, over the past one and a half month, out of the 67 gates of the barrage, water is being released through one gate only in a bid to […]

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Odisha mulls gauge site after Chhattisgarh shuts Kalma dam gates

Bhubaneswar: Even as the controversy over the projects on river Mahanadi continues, the Chhattisgarh had closed all the gates of Kalma barrage for two days hitting severely the flow of water into Hirakud reservoir. The State government has expressed concern over the matter after engineer-in-chief wrote to the secretary of Water Resources department apprising that […]

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