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Tag: Mahanadi Dispute

Mahanadi Water Dispute Leaving Odisha High & Dry, 15 Districts Staring At A Thirsty Summer!

Bhubaneswar: Be it the construction of barrages over Mahanadi by Chhattisgarh government or negligence and the lack of vision by Odisha government, the direct effect of a dry riverbed during the non-monsoon season has threatened livelihood of lakhs of people in 15 districts of Odisha. Two pictures of Mahanadi, one at Kalma in Chhattisgarh and […]

Will Odisha’s Mega Water Conservation Project See Light Of The Day?

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the ongoing water dispute with neighbouring Chhattisgarh, Odisha government has decided to construct in-stream storage structures (ISS) on major river basins, including Mahanadi, Rushikulya, Brahmani and Baitarani. After preparing a blue print for 40 such ISS, the Water Resources Department has now sought suggestions from eight departments for executing the mega project at […]

Mahanadi Dispute: Tribunal Asks Odisha, Chhattisgarh To Conduct 2nd Field Visit; Next Hearing In Feb

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal has directed the Odisha and Chhattisgarh governments to send their representatives to conduct another field visit in January next year, informed Advocate General of Odisha, Ashok Parija. As per the directive, the technical team from Chhattisgarh will visit Odisha on January 4, 2020, while representatives from Odisha will […]

Odisha Government Going Soft On Mahanadi Dispute: Congress

Bhubaneswar: Targeting Odisha government on the Mahanadi issue, Congress leader Narasingha Mishra today alleged that the state government has changed its stance towards the BJP-led central government. Lambasting the government, Narasingha Mishra said, “Odisha government has accepted the dominion of the Centre. The pre-election intensity and seriousness over the Mahanadi issue election are nowhere to […]

Cong slams BJD For Changing Stance & Supporting Water Dispute Bill

Bhubaneswar: Terming the BJD’s support to the Inter-State River Water Dispute (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha as ‘unfortunate’, Opposition Congress today slammed the ruling-party for changing its stand on the issue and charged it with “sacrificing” the interest of the state. Party leader Narasingha Mishra sought to know from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik […]

Will Mahanadi survive? 'Chhattisgarh planning 1800 more projects’

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha is eagerly waiting for a resolution in the Mahanadi water dispute, Chhattisgarh seems to be planning more projects to further throttle the water flow of the river. Data furnished by the Centre in the Rajya Sabha has not only raised doubts over an amicable solution in the long-standing dispute between Odisha and […]

Two Odisha B.Tech students take the cycle way to save Mahanadi

Cuttack: In order to draw the attention of the Centre to resolve the long-standing inter-State Mahanadi River water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh, two youths of the State embarked on a cycle ride all the way to New Delhi. The two B.Tech students- Krushnakanta Sarangi and Subash Barik reportedly residents of Cuttack started a cycle […]

An IAS officer misled CM Naveen during Mahanadi dispute meet: Uma Bharti

Cuttack: With the dispute over Mahanadi River water sharing between Odisha and Chhattisgarh failing to reach a consensus, Union Minister Uma Bharti made a startling revelation during her visit to Odisha on Thursday. The senior BJP leader accused a bureaucrat of influencing CM Naveen Patnaik during a meeting held to resolve the ongoing Mahandi dispute. […]

Want early, amicable solution to Mahanadi dispute: Chhattisgarh Minister

Bhubaneswar: Government officials and technical experts of both Odisha and Chhattisgarh today held discussions on Mahanadi water dispute which has remained a bone of contention between the two States since long. The meeting between officials of both the States was held on Supreme Court premises while several issues including release of water by Chhattisgarh to […]

Mahanadi issue should not turn into a Cauvery-like dispute: Waterman Rajendra Singh

Bhubaneswar: With the contentious Mahanadi matter still pending before Tribunal, the dialogue process between Odisha and Chhattisgarh should continue, said noted water conservationist Rajendra Singh. He further expressed hope that with change in government in neighbouring Chhattisgarh, the issue can be resolved amicably. Singh met Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik at Secretariat on Saturday and discussed […]

Mahanadi water dispute: Chhattisgarh minister's comments raise doubt over settlement

Bhubaneswar: While the Odisha unit of the Congress party was quite optimistic about settlement of the inter-state Mahanadi river water dispute with Chhattisgarh after the formation of the new government, comments by the new Water Resources Minister of the neighbouring state have now raised doubts. “From the source of the river to the last point, […]

BJD-BJP animosity aggravated Mahanadi dispute: Odisha Congress

Bhubaneswar: It is only due to the ongoing stand-off between the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that the dispute over Mahanadi River water snowballed into a major controversy, said Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Niranjan Patnaik today. The Odisha Congress chief also targeted both the parties for doing nothing […]

Politics heats up ahead of Mahanadi Tribunal’s first hearing

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the on-going tug of war between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over release of excess floodwater by the latter without prior information, the Mahanadi River Water Disputes Tribunal is slated to hold its first hearing on September 29 in New Delhi. On this backdrop, all eyes will be on Odisha government’s stand on the Mahanadi […]

Mahanadi row: NGT directs MoEF to visit Chhattisgarh, submit report

Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday directed the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) to visit Chhattisgarh, review the alleged illegal construction of barrages on the upper catchment areas of Mahanadi River and submit a report within three months. The direction of the NGT came while hearing a petition filed by a social […]

Mahanadi Tribunal: Odisha submits names of representatives

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Odisha has apprised the Mahanadi Tribunal that Chief Secretary and Water Resources secretary will represent the state in the case. As required by the Tribunal, Odisha government has already sent names of two representatives -Chief Secretary Aditya Padhi and Water Resources secretary Pradeep Jena. According to sources, the Tribunal will soon send a […]

Single tribunal to expedite Mahanadi water dispute settlement: Meghwal

Bhubaneswar/Raipur: Union Minister of State for Water Resources Arjun Ram Meghwal said that a single national Tribunal will help resolve the Mahanadi inter-state river dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. “The Centre is mulling setting up a single tribunal by amending the existing inter-state River Water Dispute Act. A revised bill regarding this was sent to […]

Sensitise public on Mahanadi: CM to partymen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday called upon his party workers to sensitise the general public on how the BJP government is working against the welfare of the state. Blaming the Chhattisgarh government and the Centre at the “Mahanadi Mahasammelani” symposium at party headquarters in Bhubaneswar, Patnaik said, “The Chhattisgarh government and the […]

Cabinet approves Tribunal for Mahanadi water dispute

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: In a major respite for Odisha government, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal to set up a Tribunal to resolve the ongoing Mahanadi water dispute with neighboring Chhattisgarh. The Tribunal shall determine sharing of water based on availability of water in the complete Mahanadi basin, contribution of each State, present […]

Stop construction work on Mahanadi: Odisha CM urges PM

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ask the Union Ministry of Water Resources to issue necessary directions to Chhattisgarh to stop construction work on six barrages on Mahanadi River. Patnaik in a letter has sought intervention of the Prime Minister for implementation of the Supreme Court order […]

Mahanadi dispute: CPI(M) to launch signature campaign for tribunal

Bhubaneswar: The CPI(M) in Odisha on Thursday said it would launch a state-wide signature campaign seeking people’s support for setting up a tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute between Odisha and Chhattishgarh. “We will collect signature of 30 lakh people from 30 districts of the state and send them to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. […]

Tribunal only way to resolve Mahanadi dispute: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Formation of a Tribunal is the only way out to resolve the ongoing Mahanadi river water dispute with neighbouring Chhattisgarh government, said Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday. Speaking at the Odisha Round Table Conclave organised by Business Standard, Patnaik said that previous efforts of finding solution through talks have failed with the […]

Gadkari urges CM Naveen to resolve Mahanadi dispute through discussion

Bhubaneswar: Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari has urged Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to settle the Mahanadi water dispute with Chhattisgarh through mutual discussion. In a letter to CM Naveen, the Union Minister said that formation of tribunal on such dispute only delays the solution. Records show that solution to water disputes through tribunals take […]

Will Mahanadi Sink BJP's 'Mission-120'?

There is now very little doubt that the Mahandi issue is fast turning out to be an albatross around the BJP’s neck. Party leaders and spokespersons in Odisha look distinctly fidgety and give the impression of being terribly uncomfortable whenever they are asked about the Centre’s stand on the contentious issue. Instead of answering questions […]

Mahanadi row: Odisha to set up House Committee

Bhubaneswar: With Centre unlikely to constitute a tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water dispute between with Chhattisgarh, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today informed that a House Committee led by Assembly Speaker and comprising leaders from all political parties will be constituted to chalk out a strategy to protect the State’s interests in the matter. The […]

Mahanadi dispute: CM Naveen writes to PM again, demands tribunal

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister on Friday reiterated State’s demand for formation of a tribunal for early resolution of the ongoing Mahanadi water dispute with neighboring Chhattisgarh. In another letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Patnaik has stressed on immediate issuance of a notification for constitution of a tribunal to initiate the process of adjudication of […]