Sameer Mohanty also accused the Odisha government of soft-paddling the dispute thereby neglecting the interests of the people of Odisha who depend on the river for their livelihood.
Bisweswar Tudu, the Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti and Tribal Affairs on Monday assured that all the disputes pertaining to rivers in Odisha will be resolved soon.
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, […]
Bhubaneswar: The Mahanadi river water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh doesn’t seem to end soon as an inspection team which visited several projects in Chhattisgarh found that the neighbouring State is not releasing adequate amount of river water. According to sources, the team led by the Chief Engineer of Hirakud dam Jyotirmayee Ratha visited several […]
Sambalpur: Senior BJD leader and Rajya Sabha member Prasanna Acharya on Tuesday sought intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in resolving the Mahanadi water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Addressing a presser in Sambalpur, Acharya said that the flow of Mahanadi water to downstream has been adversely affected due to the construction of barrages by […]
Sambalpur: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today admitted that the Chhattisgarh government has stopped Mahanadi water for which Odisha is not getting sufficient water during the non-monsoon period. While addressing a press conference in Sambalpur on the occasion of the completion of four years of BJP government at the Centre, Pradhan said that the flow of […]
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal Monday formed a four-member steering committee to decide the further course of action on Mahanadi river water dispute and Polavaram Project to put pressure on the Centre, party’s state secretary Bijay Nayak said. With the Mahanadi dispute and Polavaram project likely to emerge as the twin major issues in […]
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: The State BJP on Sunday questioned the ruling BJD on its motive behind agitating on streets at a time when it should be resolving the Mahanadi water dispute by fighting out in the Tribunal. Speaking at a presser here today, Senior BJP leader Biswabhusan Harichandan offered to support the ruling BJD if the latter […]
Bhubaneswar: A day after Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan stated Chhattisgarh is at fault in the Mahanadi water dispute, the ruling-BJD in Odisha today claimed that the saffron party has no clarity on the whole issue. The regional party alleged that leaders of the saffron party including the Union Minister and even the Prime Minister are […]
Bhubaneswar: Congress will shortly call for a State-wide bandh for the cause of Mahanadi, informed Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Nirajan Patnaik on Saturday. Patnaik while addressing a presser today slammed both the Centre and ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) led Odisha government for the Mahanadi water crisis. Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of […]
Bhubaneswar: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s comment on Mahanadi may have been politically motivated to woo voters (as believed by political experts), but it has rattled Odisha’s political status quo with both the ruling-BJD and BJP engaging themselves in a war of words. Raman Singh on Tuesday had said that no one can stop his […]
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: BJD’s Rajya Sabha member Prasanna Acharya on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Bharaitya Janata Party (BJP) over Mahanadi water dispute accusing the saffron party of neglecting the interests of the people of Odisha to settle political scores. Speaking to media during the Mahanadi Suraksha Abhiyan in Khurda, the MP said that PM […]