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Tag: Mahanadi

Mahanadi row: Centre convenes Odisha-Chhattisgarh meeting on July 29

New Delhi: The Centre will convene a joint meeting between Odisha and Chhattisgarh on July 29 to discuss the sharing of Mahanadi water, which has snowballed into a major row between the two neighbouring states after Chhattisgarh embarked on a host of projects in the upper catchments of Mahanadi. The announcement about the Centre-brokered meeting […]

Centre will not harm Odisha's interests: Uma Bharti

New Delhi: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said the state of Odisha is very close to her heart and asserted that the central government will not do anything or allow anything to happen that will hamper its interests. “Odisha is a beloved state of ours. We cannot do anything or allow anything […]

Mahanadi row: Congress team visits barrage site in Chhattisgarh

Bhubabneswar: A seven-member delegation of the Congress, led by Opposition leader Narsingh Mishra, visited the construction site of the contentious barrage in the upper catchment of Mahanadi river in Chhattisgarh today. Soon after the site inspection, Mishra said the team will hold talks with officials of Chhatisgarh government regarding the ongoing construction work on the […]

Mahanadi row: Cong 'invites' Naveen to all-party meet

Senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra today invited chief minister and BJD chief Naveen Patnaik to an all-party meeting proposed to be convened by the Congress to discuss the unilateral decision of the Chhattisgarh government to construct a host of projects in the upper reaches of Mahanadi and decide on appropriate steps to protect the interests of the state

Mahanadi row: BJD delegation to visit Chhattisgarh

In a sudden development, the ruling BJD today decided to send a high level delegation to Chhattisgarh to collect detailed information about the number of barrages and dams built on the upper catchments of Mahanadi and other projects which are in the pipeline

Mahanadi barrage row: Cong delegation to visit Chhattisgarh in a week

Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Jairam Ramesh today said a Congress team from Odisha will visit Chhattisgarh within a week to conduct a ground study on the construction of barrages and dams and other proposed projects on Mahanadi river

Janaki Ballav Mahapatra
Mahanadi row: Odisha engineers to survey project sites in Chhattisgarh on July 25

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government will send two senior engineers to Chhattisgarh on July 25 for a detailed survey of the ongoing barrage projects on the upper catchments of Mahanadi. Informing this to media persons here today, Janaki Ballav Mahapatra, Engineer-in-Chief, Water Resources department, said he has informed his Chhattisgarh counterpart about the visit of two […]

Mahanadi row: BJD to launch protest in 15 districts from July 25

The ruling BJD has decided to launch a protest against Chhattisgarh’s proposed barrage on the upstream of the Mahanadi River in 15 districts from July 25 till August 11

Mahanadi row: Centre seeks report from Chhattisgarh

Bhubaneswar: Union Water resources minister Uma Bharti told OTV today that the Centre has sought a report from the Chhattisgarh government on the proposed projects on the upstream of Mahanadi river, which the Odisha government has been opposing vehemently. Steps will be taken only after the report is received from the Chhattisgarh government, said Bharti. […]

Mahanadi water usage not harming Odisha's interests: Chhattisgarh CM

Raipur: Amid Odisha government’s concern over proposed irrigation projects on Mahanadi river in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Raman Singh said his state has been utilising legitimate share of water without affecting interests of the neighbouring state. Singh alleged the issue was being raised by the BJD government in Odisha to seek “political gains”. Singh’s statement came […]

BJD MPs protest against projects on Mahanadi

New Delhi: BJD MPs today protested a host of projects being built by Chhattisgarh in the upper catchment areas of Mahanadi. Demanding discussion on the matter, BJD MPs staged a walkout in Lok Sabha. Moreover, in Rajya Sabha, the party MPs moved an adjournment motion in this connection. Earlier, they staged a demonstration on the […]

Barrage on Mahanadi: Odisha team to visit Chhattisgarh on Jul 25

A two-member team from Odisha would visit Chhattisgarh on July 25 to collect detailed information about the construction of barrages on Mahanadi river by the Chhattisgarh government

CM Naveen raises Polavaram, Mahanadi issues with the Centre

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday raised several issues at the Inter-State Council meeting in New Delhi, including the Polavaram project and construction of upper-catchment projects on Mahanadi river basin

Arpa-Bhaisajhar Barrage Project
Pradhan for joint regulatory board with Chhattisgarh on sharing of Mahanadi water

Bhubaneswar: Accusing the Odisha government of sleeping while Chhattisgarh obtained environmental clearance from the Union Ministry of Forest and Environment (MoEF) for the Arpa-Bhaisajhar Barrage Project on May 8, 2015, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan today advised the government to form a joint regulatory board with the Chhattisgarh government on sharing of […]

Projects on Mahanadi not to impact Odisha: Chhattisgarh

Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the strong reaction in Odisha to the construction of barrages and dam projects on the upper catchments of Mahanadi river, the Chhattisgarh government has embarked on a damage control exercise assuring the Odisha government that the constructions on it side will pose no problem for the Hirakud dam. “The Odisha government […]

Chhattisgarh projects on Mahanadi: CM seeks PM's intervention

Bhubaneswar: Taking strong exception to the unilateral construction of major structures in the upper catchments of Mahanadi river by the Chhattisgarh government, the Odisha government today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately intervene in the matter. Drawing the attention of the Prime Minister through a letter to some of the major unilateral acts of […]

Chhattisgarh claims 'first right' on Mahanadi water

In an act clearly designed to provoke Odisha, Chhattisgarh today asserted that it has the 'first right' on Mahanadi waters

Dead crocodile recovered from Mahanadi

Forest staff of Athagarh Wildlife Division recovered a dead female crocodile floating on Mahanadi river at Nandailo village near Kandarpur in Cuttack district on Monday morning

River-linking project: NWDA response by March

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday said, a response on the Centre’s ambitious river interlinking proposal to connect Rushikulya and Mahanadi rivers to which the State raised objections on certain grounds, is expected by March end.