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'No Remarkable Progress By Mahanadi Tribunal To Resolve Water Dispute'
'Mahanadi Tribunal Has Failed To Live Up To Expectations'

Bhubaneswar: Even though the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal will turn three next month, the panel has failed to resolve the long-standing water sharing dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh, alleged Mahanadi Bachao Andolan on Saturday. Expressing resentment over the tribunal’s tardy response to the dispute, Sudarsan Das, the convenor of Mahanadi Bacho Andolan said, “The tribunal […]

Mahanadi Water Dispute: Odisha Seeks Details Of Barrages From Chhattisgarh
Mahanadi Water Dispute: Odisha Seeks Details Of Barrages From Chhattisgarh

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has demanded Chhattisgarh to furnish details of the barrages constructed over the Mahanadi during a hearing in the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal over the water sharing dispute on Saturday. Odisha has asked Chhattisgarh to provide the necessary details in the common information format. While hearing the State government’s plea, the Tribunal said Odisha […]

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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 […]

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Cyclone Fani casts 'eye' on Mahanadi water dispute; hearing postponed to July13

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: In yet another instance of cyclone Fani impact, the hearing over Mahanadi water dispute scheduled for today in the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal here has been postponed to July. The next hearing will be held on July 13. As soon as the proceedings started in  the tribunal, both Odisha and Chhattisgarh have pleaded […]

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Mahanadi Tribunal's next hearing on December 15

Bhubaneswar: The second hearing of the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal constituted to resolve the Mahanadi water sharing dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh will commence on December 15. As per reports, a committee comprising experts have been formed by the Mahanadi Bachao Andolan to hold discussions with residents of western, central and coastal parts of Odisha, […]

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Water level of Hirakud dam drops as Chhattisgarh shuts barrage gates

Bhubaneswar: Odisha might face severe crisis due to drop in the water level of Hirakud dam as Chhattisgarh government has already started throttling the water flow of Mahanadi River through its number of barrages. Though none of the gates of the barrages in Chhattisgarh were closed during the last inspection by a team from Odisha […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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'Chhattisgarh planning to turn Odisha into desert’

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the Mahanadi water dispute is still unresolved and the tribunal is yet to begin its proceedings, the Chhattisgarh government’s construction of a dam on the upper catchment of Ib River at Gulu in Jashpur district has raised further concerns for Odisha. According to sources, Chhattisgarh’s construction of a dam at […]

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Mahanadi issue to be the key topic at regional conference

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government will demand for early handover of the Mahanadi tribunal terms of reference during the first regional conference of five states to be held in Kolkata tomorrow, said sources. Besides, the State would ask for halt in construction work of Mohamala Sirapur barrage and other projects on Mahanadi upstream in Chhattisgarh. The […]

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BJD up in arms over Mahanadi Tribunal delay

Bhubaneswar: Alleging conspiracy by the Centre and the Chhattisgarh State government for the delay in formation of the Mahanadi tribunal, BJD legislators today sloganeered and created a din in the Odisha Assembly. After the House proceedings were adjourned till 3 pm, the legislators carrying banners, rallied to the Mahatma Gandhi statue on the premises of […]

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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 […]

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BJD to raise Mahanadi tribunal, paddy MSP hike in Parliament

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will raise Mahanadi tribunal, Polavaram, paddy MSP hike and other key issues in the upcoming second phase budget session in Parliament starting from March 5. This was decided at the parliamentary party meeting chaired by BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Nivas here on Saturday. […]

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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 […]

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Mahanadi water row disrupts Lok Sabha proceedings

New Delhi: BJD Parliamentarians created an uproar in the Lok Sabha today after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan did not accept an adjournment motion for discussion on a tribunal formation to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute. The Speaker adjourned the proceedings till 12 noon when BJD MPs stood beside their seat and shouted slogans. Following the adjournment […]

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BJD to corner Centre over Mahanadi tribunal, Polavaram issues in Parliament

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MPs today decided to raise Mahanadi tribunal and Polavaram issues during the winter session of Parliament starting tomorrow. After the Parliamentary Party meeting chaired by BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Naveen Nivas here, party MP Kalikesh Singhdeo told mediapersons, “The party will lodge a protest […]