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Tag: Mahanadi Water Dispute

River Dispute
River Disputes Will Be Resolved Soon: Union Minister Bisweswar Tudu

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.

Odisha Chhattisgarh Mahanadi Row
Odisha Govt Comes Under Fire For Showing Undue Favouritism To Chhattisgarh Amid Mahanadi Row

Even though there is no sight of any solution to the long-standing Mahanadi River water dispute, an instance of Odisha government's alleged shocking favouritism for Chhattisgarh at the expense of the people of Odisha has now become a hot topic of discussion in the State

Odisha CM Using Mahanadi Water Dispute Issue To Garner Votes: Opposition

Bhubaneswar: Launching a scathing attack on the Odisha government over the ‘inordinate delay’ in resolving the long-standing Mahanadi water sharing dispute with the neighbouring Chhattisgarh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday alleged that the issue is being used for political gains. BJP MLA Jayanarayan Mishra said, “Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has never uttered a […]

Chhattisgarh Barrage
Mahanadi Water Dispute: Odisha To Receive Less Water In Coming Years, Says Minister

Bhubaneswar: The Mahanadi riverbed in Odisha is gradually drying up and the lifeline of the State will receive less water in the coming years owing to the number of barrages built on the upper catchment area of the river by Chhattisgarh government, informed Odisha Water Resource Development Minister Raghunandan Das in Assembly on Thursday. In […]

'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 […]

Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal Asks Odisha, Chhattisgarh To Undertake Field Visits

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal today directed the Odisha and Chhattisgarh governments to send their representatives to conduct field visits, informed Advocate General of Odisha, Ashok Parija. While the technical team from Odisha will visit Chhattisgarh between October 30 and November 2, the representatives of Chhattisgarh will visit Odisha between November 17 and […]

BJD mahanadi, Polavaram
Op-Ed: Odisha Must Assert Its Rights Over Mahanadi

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: A section of the media has reported that Chhattisgarh is planning more projects on Mahanadi, the river considered to be the lifeline of people in Odisha. One of the mightiest rivers of the country it caters to the water needs of people in around 15 districts of the state. It is […]

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 […]

Mahanadi water dispute: Tribunal for more dialogue between Odisha, Chhattisgarh

New Delhi: Giving another chance to Odisha and Chhattisgarh to resolve the stand-off over Mahanadi water through dialogues, the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal today directed both the States to hold another round of discussion before May 11. The tribunal asked the states to reach an amicable settlement. Considering a proposal moved by Chhattisgarh, the court […]

Odisha govt least concerned about Mahanadi issue: Chhattisgarh minister

Bhubaneswar: During his Odisha visit, Chhattisgarh Health Minister T S Singh Deo on Monday accused the BJD-led government of neglecting Mahanadi river water dispute in last 19 years of its rule. “The BJD has been in power for last 19 years, but in this period, it has not even bothered to look into the Mahanadi […]

Expert team from Odisha blames Chhattisgarh for stopping Mahanadi water

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

BJD mahanadi, Polavaram
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 […]

Chhattisgarh responsible for floods in Odisha: BJD

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on the Chhattisgarh government for releasing excess water into the Mahanadi without prior information. Speaking to media, BJD vice president, Debi Prasad Mishra blamed the neighbouring state for flooding in Mahanadi and stated that lack of information from the Chhattisgarh government about the […]

Odisha, Chhattisgarh officials discuss Hirakud dam safety, flood management

Sambalpur: While the Mahanadi water sharing dispute continues to be the bone of contention between Odisha and Chhattisgarh, a crucial coordination meeting of the National Council of Dam Safety was held today to discuss safety of Hirakud and floodwater management. According to sources, if Chhattisgarh, which has constructed dams on the upstream of Mahanadi, releases […]

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 […]

BJD seeks PM Modi's intervention in resolving Mahanadi issue

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 […]

Chhattisgarh has stopped Mahanadi water, admits Pradhan

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 […]

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 […]

BJD mahanadi, Polavaram
Ruling BJD forms steering committee for Mahanadi, Polavaram issues

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 […]

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 […]

Odisha BJP will always fight for the State and Mahanadi: Harichandan

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 […]