Tag: Mahanadi Row

Odisha Chhattisgarh river meet today amid Mahanadi flood
Odisha-Chhattisgarh meet on river water sharing amid Mahanadi flood today

Amid grave flood situation in Mahanadi river basin and spate in several other rivers in Odisha following week-long heavy rainfall activities in the state as well as in Chhattisgarh, the governments of both the neighbouring states are set to meet today for high-level talks on chalking out strategies for river water sharing.

  • Tuesday, 16 August 2022
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
After Mahanadi, Chhattisgarh is eyeing Odisha's fish resources

Jharsuguda: At a time when Odisha’s concerns over decline in water flow of Mahanadi River are yet to be addressed, its fish resources are being targeted by Chhattisgarh. Lakhanpur block under Jharsuguda district is house to the backwaters of Mahanadi water from Hirakud dam. However, it is reportedly under control of a fishing mafia from […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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No one can stop us- Chhattisgarh CM's comments on Mahanadi sparks row

Bhubaneswar: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s comment that no one can stop his state from using Mahanadi water has sparked a new controversy. Singh said that no one can stop them from taking water from the river and the issue being raised by Odisha is politically motivated. In response, BJD MP Prasanna Acharya Tuesday said […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Nayagarh fishermen feel heat of Chhattisgarh projects on Mahanadi

Nayagarh: At a time when the Odisha and Chhattisgarh governments are at loggerheads over Mahanadi water, the adverse impact of the ongoing construction of barrages by the neighbouring State is now being felt in Nayagarh district. As per sources, the river water flowing in several water bodies in 10 Gram Panchayats of Khandapada block in […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Mahanadi row: Ruling-BJD accepts lack of foresight

Bhubaneswar: There was lack of foresight, said spokesperson of the ruling-BJD, Pratap Deb in an interview to a local news channel, adding further, “We should have known about their (Chhattisgarh government) intentions behind construction of one project after another on Mahanadi River.” “Had we thought of that, we would have thwarted their conspiracy. I accept […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Odisha Assembly reaches consensus to discuss Mahanadi water dispute

Bhubaneswar: In what could augur well for the ongoing second phase of the Budget Session, an all-party meeting held today reached a consensus for a discussion on the Mahanadi water dispute in Odisha Assembly on Friday. Soon after the House began for the day today, Congress legislators started demanding suspension of the ‘Question Hour’ to […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Mahanadi water dispute: Odisha turns heat on Centre

Bhubaneswar: With the Union Water Resources Minister Arjun Ram Meghawal scheduled to visit 5 states, including Odisha and Chhattisgarh over the inter-state river disputes on April 16, the Odisha has turned the heat on Centre for delay in providing the Terms of reference (TOR) for Mahanadi tribunal and construction of barrages on River Maini (the […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Mahanadi row: One state cannot claim ownership of an interstate river, says BJP leader

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra on Saturday dubbed the recent remarks of Chhattisgarh commercial tax and industry minister Amar Agarwal on Mahanadi as ‘one-sided’. Addressing a press conference, Mohapatra criticised Agarwal claiming rights over Mahanadi water. Also Read:Chhattisgarh refutes charges of blocking Mahanadi water at Kalma Earlier, attending the BJP’s Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Mahanadi row: Dharmendra writes to Uma Bharati for free flow of water

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday urged Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati to ensure free flow of Mahanadi water that acts as a lifeline for Odisha. In a letter, Pradhan has expressed concern over sharp drop in the water level and requested Bharati to advice ChhattisgarhChhattisgarh barrages a bane for Bargarh farmers, fishermento open […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Negotiation Committee cannot resolve Mahanadi row: Bijay Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra today claimed that the Negotiation Committee formed by the Water Resources Ministry cannot resolve the ongoing Mahanadi row between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. “There was no need for the Water Resources ministry to form the Negotiation Committee. A far as I know, the decision to be taken by the Committee […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Amid Mahanadi controversy, fresh row emerges over river linking project

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Mahanadi river dispute continues, a fresh row over the centre’s plan to fetch water from Brahmaputra for Mahanadi basin through river linking project has stoked fresh controversy as it is being alleged that the Centre has kept the State in dark over the proposal. As per the plan of the ministry […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Mahanadi row: Odisha to file interim petition in SC

Bhubaneswar: After filing an injunction suit, the Odisha government has begun the process to file an interim petition in Supreme Court on Mahanadi water sharing dispute with Chhattisgarh. According to sources, the petition will seek immediate halt to project work being undertaken by the Chhattisgarh government on the upper catchment areas of the Mahanadi. “The […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Odisha to move SC if Centre is averse to formation of tribunal

Bhubaneswar: A day after filing a complaint petition before the Water Resources ministry for seeking formation of a tribunal to resolve the ongoing row between Odisha and Chhattisgarh government on sharing of Mahanadi water, the ruling BJD today said it would move the Supreme Court if the Centre shows its unwillingness for formation of the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Mahanadi row: Odisha files petition for formation of tribunal

New Delhi: The Odisha government today filed a complaint petition before the Water Resources ministry for formation of a tribunal to resolve the ongoing Mahanadi row. Informing this to the media here after his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chief minister Naveen Patnaik said the state government has filed a complaint petition before the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Mahanadi row: Odisha to file case in SC by Nov-end

Bhubaneswar: With no results emerging out of the recent tripartite meeting convened by the Centre to resolve the Mananadi row, the Odisha government has braced up for legal course. Official sources said the state Water Resources department has decided to file a case in the Supreme Court in the last of week of November in […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
No compromise on Mahanadi, Polavaram issues: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Reiterating its vehement protest against the Centre on Polavaram and Mahanadi issues, the ruling BJD government today made it clear that it will not make any compromise on these issues. Speaking at a preparatory meeting at the Idcol auditorium here to kickstart a signature campaign and a mega human chain on Mahanadi issue,  chief […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Mahanadi Row: BJD to prepare blueprint for mega human chain

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Da (BJD) will hold a meeting here today in view of its plan to organise a mega human chain and a signature campaign across the State as part of its movement against the projects on river Mahanadi. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to attend the meeting to be joined […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
No one can deprive Odisha of using Mahanadi water: CM

Jajpur: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today assured that no one can deprive Odisha of using Mahanadi water. “Mahanadi is innately associated with the livelihood of the people of Odisha, especially the coastal districts. It is the lifeline of the state and serves like a mother. No one can deprive our people of the Mahanadi water […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Centre should not forget its duties towards States: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Targeting the Central government at BJD’s Padyatra in the Bhubaneswar Central constituency, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that in a federal system, the central government should not forget the role to play in the development of the States and more emphasis should be given to the poor States in the country. Citing that the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Mahanadi row: NGT asks Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Centre to keep sides

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today issued notice to Odisha, Chhattisgarh and the Centre to keep their sides on the ongoing row over sharing of Mahanadi river water within four weeks. The action of the Tribunal came in response to a petition filed by an NGO. Alleging that construction of barrages and dams […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Mahanadi row: BJD govt braces for legal recourse

Bhubaneswar: With the failure of tripartite talks on Mahanadi issue, the ruling BJD government in Odisha has made up its mind to move the Supreme Court for formation of a tribunal and approach the National Green Tribunal (NGT). Besides, aware of the Opposition onslaught, the ruling party has also prepared a blueprint. The state government […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Mahanadi row: BJD begins Kalasa Jatra from Bargarh

Bargarh: Intensifying its Mahanadi Banchao Andolan in protest against the constructions in the upstream of the Mahanadi river by the Chhattisgarh Government, the Biju Mahila Janata Dal, the women’s wing of the ruling BJD launched a Kalasa Jatra in Bargarh district today. Hundreds of BJD women took out a procession on the streets of the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
BJD sought diversion of 'surplus' Mahanadi water: Jual Oram

Bhubaneswar: Slamming the State government on the Mahanadi issue, Union Tribal affairs minister Jual Oram said that the BJD-led government, which is now arguing about water deficit in Mahanadi basin, had itself sought diversion of ‘surplus’ Mahanadi water to Rushikulya basin. Producing a letter sent by 10 BJD MPs to the Union Water Resources minister, […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Mahanadi row: Anonymous cartoons target Dharmendra Pradhan

Sambalpur: Targeting Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on the Mahanadi water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh, anonymous cartoon posters were found pasted on several walls in Sambalpur today. The posters, along with a cartoon of Dharmendra Pradhan, accused the union minister of turning a blind eye to the interests of Odisha on the Mahanadi issue. Commenting […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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Mahanadi row: BJD protests at Cuttack Collector’s office

Cuttack: As a part of its state-wide protest over projects undertaken by the Chhattisgarh government on the upper catchment of Mahanadi, the ruling BJD today staged a protest rally in front of the Cuttack collector’s office. According to sources, all the BJD MLAs from Cuttack district, minister and hundreds of party activists participated in the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
No letters received from Chhattisgarh on Mahanadi project: Chief Secy

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today clarified that it was not informed about the Kelo project and no letter to that effect was ever received from the Chhattisgarh government. The state government also slammed the Central Water Commission (CWC) and Chhattisgarh government for not inviting Odisha to the meeting when the approval was accorded to the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Odisha CM should pay back people by ensuring water: Uma Bharti

New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik must be “grateful” to people who elected him despite water woes in parts of the state, Union Minister Uma Bharti said today and asked him to “pay them back” ensuring water availability by co-operating with the Centre on a river- linking project. Bharti made the remarks while urging […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Mahanadi row: HC asks Centre, Odisha govt to get instruction

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today asked the standing counsel of the state and the Centre to get instructions from their respective governments within ten days on a case filed along with a PIL over the recent Mahanadi river dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Seeking judicial intervention into the dispute, Mahanadi Bachao Manch, which filed […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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, […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
Mahanadi row: Tribunal grants 6 weeks time to Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra to furnish reply

Delhi: The Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal constituted to resolve the Mahanadi water-sharing dispute began its hearing today and granted six weeks time to Chhattisgarh & Maharashtra governments to furnish replies on the interim plea filed by Odisha. The next hearing has been scheduled on December 15, said Surya Mishra, Advocate General of Odisha. The court […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021