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Tag: Mahanadi

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Mahanadi Tribunal row: SC asks Centre for detailed report by Jan 2018

New Delhi: Expressing displeasure over Centre’s negligence in not portraying a clear picture on formation of a tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water dispute, the Supreme Court today directed the Ministry of Water Resources to file a detailed report by third week of January 2018 failing which the court would hear the case on the basis […]

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Mahanadi row: Bijay Mohapatra slams Centre over ‘no tribunal’ affidavit in SC

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra today blasted the Centre claiming that it has colluded with the Chhattisgarh government on the Mahanadi water dispute while working against the interest of Odisha. Mohapatra told mediapersons, “The Centre’s rejection for formation of a tribunal on Mahanadi issue in an affidavit before the Supreme Court is against the […]

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Chhattisgarh’s river linking plan to ‘throttle’ Mahanadi water even more

Bhubaneswar: With controversy over formation of a tribunal to resolve the ongoing dispute on Mahanadi water yet to die down, Chhattisgarh’s river interlinking plan has compounded the concerns of Odisha. The neighbouring State is planning to interlink Mahanadi to Tandula and Pairy rivers, survey of which has commenced already. It was informed by Chhattisgarh’s Water […]

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BJD willing, Mahanadi verdict could tilt in Odisha's favour: Narasingha Mishra

Bhubaneswar: Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra today said the State would be able to protect the interest of its people in the Mahanadi water sharing dispute with Chhattisgarh if it shows sincerity in pursuing the matter. “If the case is presented before the apex court properly by an experienced lawyer, the judgement could tilt in […]

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Odisha Assembly adjourned over Centre’s refusal for Mahanadi tribunal

Bhubaneswar: Centre’s refusal to constitute a tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh today led to uproar in State Assembly resulting in adjournment of the House till 3 pm. Soon after the House assembled for the day, Opposition Congress and BJP members rushed to the well and raised slogans. Similarly, member of […]

Has The BJP Given Up on Odisha?

The mask has fallen off. The Narendra Modi government at the Centre has proved that for all its talk of ‘cooperative federalism’, partisan party considerations outweigh its commitment to federalism, the bedrock of Centre-state relations in India. Instead of acting as the ‘neutral umpire’, it has acted in a manner that is designed to protect […]

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Censure motion against Centre to be tabled in winter session of Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: A censure motion will be moved against the Centre in the winter session of Odisha Assembly. The decision was among five proposals discussed at the all-party meeting of the Mahanadi Bachao Andolan held here today to discuss steps for protection of Mahanadi. It was decided, as Centre disrespected the Indian Constitution by not taking […]

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Naveen raises Mahanadi, Polavaram, MSP hike issues at Inter-state meet

Bhubaneswar: As expected, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today demanded for immediate stoppage of all construction activities taken up by Chhattisgarh on Mahanadi basin during the 12th Standing Committee meeting of the Inter-State Council held at New Delhi on Saturday. Patnaik also demand for constitution of a Tribunal for resolving the Mahanadi dispute at the […]

Odisha to invest Rs 200 cr for plantation along Mahanadi

Bhubaneswar: Taking a leaf out of the Madhya Pradesh government’s plantation measures along the Narmada river, the Odisha government has decided to spend Rs 200 crore in the first phase for plantation on both sides of Mahanadi river and tributaries Ib and Tel. This would help in conservation and ground water recharge. A high-level meeting […]

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Balijatra festival begins in Cuttack

Cuttack: The annual ‘Balijatra’ festival was inaugurated today by Health and Law Minister Pratap Jena at Gadagadia ghat here on the banks of river Mahanadi. The week-long famous fair on an area of 30 acres on the river bank will continue till November 10. It got the nod from east zone bench of National Green […]

Centre to issue notification for Mahanadi tribunal by November 19

New Delhi: Taking cognisance of Odisha’s demand, the Centre today apprised the Supreme Court that it will issue notification for formation of a special tribunal by November 19 to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Earlier, on July 25, the Centre and both the states presented their sides in the court. The […]

Man donates son’s eyes, says he wants to 'see' him through someone else's eye

Cuttack: Setting an exemplary precedent, Laxminarayan Panda of Cuttack has donated his son Subhankar’s eyes, just a day after he drowned in river Mahanadi. Though in mourning, Laxminarayan is quite content to have done something good that will help a visually challenged to see beauty of life.  Through such act, he wants to keep his […]

Mahanadi row: NGT extends stay on Chhattisgarh’s projects till next hearing

Bhubaneswar:  In yet another setback for Chhattisgarh government, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday extended stay on construction work on the barrages on Mahanadi River till next hearing. The NGT has directed to stop all construction work of all the projects on Mahanadi River which have not yet been commissioned till the next hearing […]

Mahanadi row: Chhattisgarh’s writ petition against NGT order not maintainable, says Calcutta HC

Bhubaneswar/Kolkata: In yet another jolt to Chhattisgarh, the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday asked it to withdraw the writ petition challenging an order of Kolkata bench of National Green Tribunal to halt construction of 31 projects undertaken by the State on the Mahanadi River. The Bench comprising acting Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre and Justice Tapabrata […]

SC defers hearing of Mahanadi case to Oct 9 as Centre seeks 4 more weeks

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today deferred the hearing of Odisha’s petition on Mahanadi dispute to October 9 as the Centre sought four more weeks to present data on formation of a special tribunal to adjudicate the case. The Centre had earlier sought time twice from the apex court to prepare draft with necessary documents […]

Mahanadi row: Odisha MPs protest near Gandhi statue today

New Delhi: Demanding a halt in Chhattisgarh barrage project works over Mahanadi river, nearly 20 Odisha MPs staged a protest by holding placards and shouting slogans near Mahatma Gandhi statue on the premises of the Parliament today. MP Kulamani Samal stated, “All BJD members of Parliament have gathered today to protest negligence meted out by […]

Satyagraha on Mahanadi water dispute begins in New Delhi

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: More than 200 activists of Agami Odisha, a regional outfit, today began a five-day Satyagraha by the name Mahanadi Bachao Andolan to put pressure on the Centre to constitute a tribunal to resolve the inter-state water sharing dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Activists staged dharna and showcased songs, dance to create awareness on […]

Satyagraha on Mahanadi row from Aug 8

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha’s injunction suit on Mahanadi row already rolled in the Supreme Court and poised for hearing, Mahanadi Banchao Andolan, a regional river conservation outfit is all set to intensify stir to protect the interest of Odisha vis-à-vis river water share by organising satyagraha from August 8. “We are organising a satyagraha and stage […]

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Centre decides to form tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water dispute

New Delhi: The Centre has decided to form a tribunal to resolve Mahanadi river water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh, said Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Minister of State for water resources in Rajya Sabha on Monday. In reply to a query asked by the Upper House member from Odisha AV Swamy, Balyan said after getting a […]

‘Waterman of India’ meets Odisha, Chhattisgarh CMs over Mahanadi dispute

Bhubaneswar: ‘Waterman of India’ Rajendra Singh has met Chief Ministers of Odisha and Chhattisgarh requesting to resolve the ongoing Mahanadi water dispute between the two states. Singh had a discussion with Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh to find out a solution on the issue. In an exclusive interview to OTV, Rajendra […]

SC hearing on Mahanadi water sharing dispute scheduled for Aug 2

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court has set August 2 as the date for hearing on the injunction suit sought by Odisha government against Chhattisgarh government for construction of projects and planning upcoming projects in upper catchments of Mahanadi. Odisha in its argument had to present how illegal actions of Chhattisgarh government in unilaterally planning and constructing […]

Flood water to reach Mundali today; Water swells in major rivers

Cuttack: Following heavy rainfall in upstream Mahanadi, the first flood water of this year, released from Hirakud Dam on July 23, is likely to reach Mundali Barrage here today. The district administration has issued warning for not venturing into river water. On the other hand due to incessant rains in upstream of several rivers in […]

Odisha records marginal increase in elephant population

Bhubaneswar: Elephant population have increased by 22 in Odisha, informed Forest and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray while releasing the 2017 elephant census report today. The number of elephants in the State showed a marginal increase from 1,954 in 2015 to 1,976 in the current year, despite various cases of jumbo deaths across the State. The […]

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Mahanadi widens rift between two states, fuels disagreement among parties

Bhubaneswar: The rift between the two states – Odisha and Chhattisgarh over Mahanadi water dispute has now grown wider with the opening of Kalma barrage gates by the latter. Earlier despite massive protests by Odisha government, Chhattisgarh had refused to open the gates of Kalma barrage during summer. But the Raman Singh government opened the […]

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Odisha govt develops Real Time Flood Forecasting Model

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said that the BJD government has developed a Real Time Flood Forecasting Model for the entire Mahanadi river basin for controlling flood in a much better way in the State. “This model will help us in accomplishing better flood control and its management through early warning systems in […]

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