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 […]