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Tag: Polavaram

Naveen-Jagan Meet: High-Level Committee To Resolve Kotia, Other Issues Between Odisha & Andhra

The meeting between Naveen and Jagan was termed as ‘very cordial and fruitful’ and a number of issues of mutual interest were discussed by the two CMs

Column: Patnaik’s Polavaram Test

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Polavaram dispute is going to put the renewed friendship between BJP and the Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) to a severe test. The multi-purpose project coming up in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh that threatens to submerge several tribal villages in Odisha’s Malkangiri district was granted a two-year work extension by the […]

Odisha Assembly forms panel to meet PM over Polavaram

Bhubaneswar: Intensifying its opposition to Polavaram project in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, the Odisha Assembly has set up a committee to take up the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Assembly Speaker S N Patro announced formation of the 16-member committee, before adjourning the winter session of the House sine die on Saturday. “Representatives of the […]

Naveen's BJP tilt raises concerns over Odisha's long-standing demands

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has been at loggerheads with the Centre over a host of issues like Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Paddy, rising oil prices, Polavaram dam and special category status for the state. However, the ruling BJD’s tilt towards the BJP has resulted in noticeable softening of its stance on these issue, which many believe, […]

Andhra Pradesh CM writes to Centre seeking reimbursement of Rs 3,722 cr for Polavaram project

New Delhi: Faced with fund crunch, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Monday shot off a letter to Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari, demanding early reimbursement of Rs 3,722 crore for the ongoing Polavaram project on Godavari river. The state is making available funds for the project from its “meager resources” to ensure […]

LoP Narasingha Mishra lambasts BJD over Mahanadi & Polavaram Row

Bhubaneswar: Leader of Opposition and senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra has lambasted the BJD-led Odisha government alleging that it was never concerned to stop the construction of Polavaram project in Andhra Pradesh and the barrages on the upper stream of Mahanadi river in Chhattisgarh, which is why the government has failed to stop the projects. […]

Odisha CM urges PM Modi to stop Polavaram project work

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister on Wednesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give directions to stop the construction of Polavaram project until all the pending issues are resolved. In a letter to the PM, Naveen said that the construction work of Polavaram project is going on a war-footing basis and if the project is completed, […]

Polavaram row: SC asks Centre to submit backwater study report

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to submit the backwater study report of the Polavaram project. While hearing a petition filed by the Odisha government which has claimed that the project is being undertaken without environmental clearance, the apex court said the details of the backwater study report should be produced before […]

BJD, BJP spar over Polavaram issue

Bhubaneswar: The ruling-BJD and BJP today engaged in mudslinging over the show cause notice issued to the Centre and Andhra Pradesh government in the Polavaram project issue. While BJD alleged that the Centre was showing undue favours to Andhra Pradesh over Polavaram, BJP raised questions over State government’s delay of public hearing when the apex […]

Increase in Polavaram water discharge capacity violates tribunal: Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar:  The water discharge capacity of Polavaram dam has been raised to 50 lakh cusec from 36 lakh cusec, which is in violation of the Godavari Water Dispute Tribunal – 1980, Odisha government had stated in an affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court. While Odisha along with 5 other states had filed an affidavit in […]

BJD to raise Mahanadi tribunal, paddy MSP hike in Parliament

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will raise Mahanadi tribunal, Polavaram, paddy MSP hike and other key issues in the upcoming second phase budget session in Parliament starting from March 5. This was decided at the parliamentary party meeting chaired by BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Nivas here on Saturday. […]

No tribal from Odisha to be affected by Polavaram: Jual Oram

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: No tribal family from Odisha will be affected by the Polavaram project if the State government constructs an embankment to check flow of water into its border area, said Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Oram informed the Upper House as per the reports of Polavaram Project […]

Throwback 2017: Controversies that kept hounding Odisha

By Devbrat Patnaik The year 2017, undoubtedly, was mired in controversies from the beginning of the year. Every sunrise brought with it a new issue that snowballed and made people create a lot of hullabaloo. Surprising, each of it is gaining more steam to make the year ahead more murkier. With the sun setting into the […]

Naveen stresses on coordination among regional parties to strengthen federalism

Bhubaneswar: On the eve of the Biju Janata Dal’s 20th foundation day, party president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said regional parties should have better coordination to strengthen cooperative federalism. “It is important to have coordination among regional parties for strengthening cooperative federalism,” Patnaik told PTI in an interview here. Asked whether the […]

BJD to corner Centre over Mahanadi tribunal, Polavaram issues in Parliament

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MPs today decided to raise Mahanadi tribunal and Polavaram issues during the winter session of Parliament starting tomorrow. After the Parliamentary Party meeting chaired by BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Naveen Nivas here, party MP Kalikesh Singhdeo told mediapersons, “The party will lodge a protest […]

Telangana support in Polavaram row means little now: Opposition Leader

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Government of Telangana extended its support to Odisha on Polavaram row, Leader of Opposition, Narasingh Mishra today lambasted BJD-led State government for being over-excited about it. Mishra alleged that the BJD is only politicising the Polavaram matter. “There are many ways to do politics and BJD is always looking for […]

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 […]

Polavaram row: SC slaps Rs 20,000 penalty on Centre

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court today imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on the Central government for not responding to its previous notice with regard to a petition filed by the Odisha government challenging national project status to Polavaram project. The apex court in its order has directed the Centre to make Telangana and Chhattisgarh parties […]

Polavaram project will not stop anyways: Andhra Pradesh

Amaravati: While Odisha has been requesting that work on construction of Polavaram multipurpose project be stopped till the State’s concerns are addressed, the State of Andhra Pradesh seems unwilling to consider it. Andhra Pradesh Water Resources Minister Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao said the state government has all the required clearances for the multi-purpose irrigation project […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

2017 a year of challenges for Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar:  After managing to come out of the cobweb of confrontations and controversies in 2016, the Odisha government will set its feet on its fourth year of its fourth term in 2017. But some of the challenges it had encountered last year will chase like a shadow in 2017. Out of the major challenges the […]

Polavaram lifeline of AP, won't affect any other state: Naidu

New Delhi: The multi-purpose Polavaram project is the “lifeline” of Andhra Pradesh and it is not going to affect any other state, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said here today. Addressing an event, in which NABARD issued a cheque of Rs 1,981 crore to Andhra Pradesh as assistance for the project, Naidu said “misgivings or fears”, […]