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Tag: Mahanadi

Youths can drive State towards success, says Naveen Patnaik

Berhampur: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged the students and youths of the State to oppose strongly the anti-Odisha elements who are always campaigning for their own interest. Addressing the south Odisha zonal youth conference of the BJD at Ambapua here in Ganjam district, Patnaik said his government is always working for development of State […]

BJD calls for state-wide agitation on Mahanadi, special category status for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Protesting Mahanadi issue and Union Minister VK Singh’s remark on special category status for Odisha, a state-wide agitation will be observed by the youth and students’ wing of BJD on June 19. Activists of Biju Yuva Janta Dal (BYJD) and Biju Chhatra Janta Dal (BCJD) will hold protests and stage agitation at all district […]

Mahanadi Row: Chhattisgarh using funds from industries to construct barrages

Bhubaneswar: The Chhattisgarh government is accepting funds from industrial units to construct barrages on the upper catchment of river Mahanadi. Chhattisgarh State Commercial Tax and Industry Minister Amar Agrawal gave this controversial remark here on Wednesday triggering a storm. Attending the Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas programme organised by the BJP in Burla, the minister said […]

BJD injecting fear among people over Mahanadi issue: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday accused the Naveen Patnaik- led BJD government of injecting fear among people of the state over Mahanadi issue. “The BJD government wants to create an atmosphere of fear in the state over Mahanadi river water issue instead of sincerely trying to meet the water requirement of people,” Pradhan […]

Mahanadi row: Negotiation committee calls it quits

Bhubaneswar: The Negotiation Committee constituted by Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh has decided not to hold any more meetings. The committee stated that no amicable settlement on the issue was reached as both the states are not providing facts on Mahanadi. […]

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Kalma barrage row: BJD’s four-hour hartal in 4 districts

Sambalpur/Jharsuguda: Normal life was adversely affected following the four-hour hartal observed by the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) here on Saturday against the closure of Kalma barrage gates by Chhattisgarh. Most of the shops and other business establishments in four districts– Sambalpur, Bargarh, Jharsuguda and Sonepur districts remained closed today. Vehicular traffic on NH-49 running […]

Chhattisgarh barrages a bane for Bargarh farmers, fishermen

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: The construction of barrages and dams by Chhattisgarh government in the upstream of river Mahanadi has badly affected the living of farmers and fishermen in Ambhavona block in Bargarh district. A ground report of OTV from Chikhili village in the block revealed that the river which used to have 10-to 15 feet deep water […]

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As Kalma barrage gate opens Odisha Chhattisgarh fight intensifies

Bhubaneswar: Soon after the Kalma dam chief engineer spoke about opening one more gate of the barrage last evening, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh took a different stand altogether. He dared Odisha government to knock the doors of the CWC if it has any problem. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik meanwhile wrote to Prime Minister Narendra […]

Mahanadi may face water scarcity due to Chhattisgarh barrages

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Water Resources department has raised apprehension of water scarcity in Mahanadi due to sharp reduction of water flow to the Hirakud reservoir during non-monsoon months which is being observed since the last few years. The department attributed such situation to construction of six industrial barrages in the upstream area of the river […]

Mahanadi dispute: Odisha to move SC over Kalma barrage gates

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today stated it would move the apex court if neighbouring Chhattisgarh does not release water from the Kalma barrage over Mahanadi river to the downstream areas in the State soon. Talking to media persons, BJD spokesperson and minister SN Patro said, “When any dispute on water sharing arises over a river […]

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Mahanadi row: Naveen urges Chhattisgarh to open Kalma barrage gates

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged his Chhattishgarh counterpart Raman Singh to ensure free flow of water down stream of Mahanadi river by opening the gates of Kalma barrage, which is one of the six major barrages allegedly constructed unilaterally by the neighbouring state. “You are requested to instruct the officials of your […]

Jharkhand dam to fuel water crisis in Brahmani: Dilip Ray

Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of the Mahanadi water sharing dispute with Chhattisgarh, Odisha is likely to run into similar dispute with neighbouring Jharkhand, believes BJP MLA Dilip Ray. The senior BJP leader on Friday raised an alarm over shrinking water level of Brahmani river. In a Facebook post, Ray has attributed the significant drop […]

Mahanadi dispute: NGT pulls up Chhattisgarh govt

Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today pulled up the Chhattishgarh government while hearing a case relating to the latter undertaking projects on the upper catchment of the Mahanadi River thereby adversely affecting the water flow into Odisha. The eastern bench of the NGT rapped the Chhattisgarh government for not appearing before the court and […]

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Mahanadi, farmers' issues my prime focus: RS nominee Pratap Deb

Bhubaneswar: Farmers’ problems, allocation of central funds and Mahanadi water dispute are the issues on top of his priority list to be raised in Parliament, said BJD spokesperson Pratap Deb soon after filing nomination today for the by-poll to the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Odisha. Talking to OTV Deb said, “My prime focus will […]

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Pradhan advocates linking of Mahanadi and Rushikulya rivers

Berhampur: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan today advocated linking of Mahanadi and Rushikulya rivers saying it will enable the creation of irrigation potential in several Odisha districts. “The linking of the two rivers will enable creation of irrigation potential in Ganjam, Gajapati and Kandhamal districts and mitigate the nagging problem of drinking water scarcity in Berhampur […]

Odisha raises concern over Polavaram project

New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today raised concerns over the implementation of inter-state water projects including Polavaram and the ongoing construction of activities in the Mahanadi river in Chhattisgarh. Participating in the 11th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Inter-State Council here, Patnaik said the Union government has not adopted principles of […]

Constitute Tribunal to resolve water dispute: CM Naveen Patnaik

New Delhi: Odisha Government on Sunday raised the Polavaram and Mahanadi issue at the Inter-State Council (ISC) meeting held at New Delhi. Opposing the Polavaram project and construction of barrages on Mahanadi basin by Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik demanded for formation of a Tribunal for resolving various water disputes. Talking to the reporters after […]

Naveen asks Centre for Mahanadi river mouth dredging

Bhubaneswar: While BJD continues to be locked in a war of words with BJP-led Chhattisgarh government on Mahanadi river water-sharing, Odisha government today stepped up its demand for dredging of Mahanadi river mouth by dashing off a petition to the Centre. Even as the Mahanadi water-sharing continues to a bone of contention, Odisha Chief Minister […]

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Commissionerate Police, Fire Brigade, hospital authorities alert for Holi

Bhubaneswar: Adequate security arrangements have been done by the Commissionerate Police today to celebrate a safe and secure Holi. Protection of environment has been given priority by the police as for the first time it has imposed restrictions on commercial Holi. The police have started vigorous raids on illegal liquor business in the twin city. […]

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Admin constructs cross bund over Kuakhai to battle water crisis

Bhubaneswar: Chhattisgarh’s unilateral construction of barrages on upstream Mahanadi and apprehensions of worsening water crisis has geared up the administration to stock and conserve water of its tributary Kuakhai by building a cross bund. With the onset of pre-summer season water shortage can be felt in Mahanadi so the condition is worse in its tributary […]

Fight over Mahanadi water & Polavaram is to safeguard Odisha's interest: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the fight over Mahanadi river water and Polavaram issue is for safeguarding the interests and rights of the people of the state. “Our fight for Mahanadi and Polavaram is beyond political or electoral gains. Since it is a fight for the rights of our people, the Government […]

Mahanadi water row: NGT reprimands Odisha, C'garh as they fail to depose

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) slammed four parties including Odisha and Chhattisgarh states in a case regarding the Mahanadi water row filed before it during a hearing for their failure to depose in the green court today. The NGT also warned of strict action against the four parties including Odisha and Chhattisgarh if […]

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Budget session of Odisha Assembly likely to be stormy

Bhubaneswar: The budget session of Odisha Assembly beginning tomorrow is most likely to be stormy. Though the Opposition Congress and BJP have formulated strategies to corner the government on a host of major issues, their common agenda will be the gross irregularities by the ruling BJD in the Panchayat polls which concluded today. “There has […]

NGT-appointed expert visits controversial Bali Yatra ground

Cuttack: An expert from National Green Tribunal (NGT), Sudhakar Patri, visited Cuttack to examine the lower Bali Yatra ground on the Mahanadi river bed on Monday. Patri, who examined the Tala Padia (lower ground), will later submit a report on the matter to the NGT. During his visit to the city, Collector Nirmal Chandra Mishra and […]

I'm in Odisha to clear air on Mahanadi row: Raman Singh

Bhubaneswar: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday said he was in Odisha to “clear the air” on the ongoing Mahanadi dispute between the two states and which is being “blown out of proportion by the ruling BJD government”. Addressing a gathering at Burda in Bolangir district, the Chief Minister said: ” I am here […]