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Tag: Mahanadi Water Row

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, BJP take potshots at each other over Modi’s Mahanadi remark

Bhubaneswar: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held the Odisha government responsible for the ongoing Mahanadi water dispute in Cuttack, ruling BJD today called the PM’s statement “untrue, misleading and confusing”. BJD vice president Prasanna Acharya said Modi made the remark on Mahanadi row only to confuse people. “The Prime Minister yesterday confused people […]

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 […]

Centre refuses to form tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water row

New Delhi: The Centre today declined to form a tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi water row between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. In an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, the Centre said the Odisha government did not provide required information, hence, there is no need to constitute a tribunal. Counsel of the Central government Wasim A. […]

Mahanadi row: Special tribunal waiting for cabinet approval says Civil society body

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the Supreme Court has set the ball rolling on inter-state Mahanadi water sharing dispute, Agami Odisha, a civil society forum fighting for protection of Odisha’s interests under the banner of Mahanadi Banchao Andolan said `a special tribunal on the row awaits Union Cabinet approval. Speaking to mediapersons on arrival here […]

Place demand for formation of tribunal to resolve Mahanadi row, CPM tells Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) today urged the Odisha government to place its demand before the Centre for formation of a tribunal to resolve the ongoing Mahanadi water row with the Chhattisgarh government. On this issue, hundreds of CPM activists, led by senior leader Janardan Pati, took out a rally from Master Canteen […]