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Tag: Polavaram Project

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Koraput Locals Up In Arms Over Contentious AP Projects, Opposition Rings Warning Bell

At least 40 villages in Malkangiri will be submerged and its residents displaced if the Pollavaram project sees the dawn of completion. Similarly, Gunupur and Kashinagar of Rayagada will be washed away if the Neradi project is given a go ahead.

Protests Intensifies Over Polavaram Project

Bhubaneswar: Protest over the Polavaram project has once again intensified with people from four states- Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana, coming together to raise voice against the project on Sunday. As per reports, several organisations from the four states held a meeting at Chintoor in the neighbouring state of Andhra Pradesh and alleged that […]

Andhra cancels Polavaram power project contract

Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh cabinet on Wednesday cancelled the Rs 3,216.11 crore worth Polavaram Hydel Power Project contract and called for new tenders in the reverse tendering process. Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy chaired the meeting that decided to cancel the contract given to Navayuga Engineering Company Limited by the earlier Telugu Desam Party […]

Op-Ed: Odisha Must Scale Up The Fight Against Polavaram

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: In a clear indication that Odisha is determined to step up its fight against the controversial Polavaram project coming up in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh the state assembly has set up a committee comprising members from various parties to take up the issue with Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. With the union environment […]

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 […]

Stop Polavaram Project work: BJD MP in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: A demand was made in Rajya Sabha on Friday to stop work on Polavaram multi-purpose project in Andhra Pradesh to protect tribal people and their land in Odisha. Raising the issue through a special mention, Sasmit Patra (BJD) said a total of 6,818 people including 5,919 tribals will be impacted in Odisha village […]

Patnaik Urges PM To Stop Polavaram Project Immediately

Bhubaneswar: The Polavaram project on Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh will cause “permanent injury” to the interests of Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Monday and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to stop its construction immediately. Patnaik, who had earlier written several letters to the Centre opposing the project, wrote to the prime […]

Polavaram Row: Odisha to 'suffer' amid Centre-Andhra bonhomie

Bhubaneswar: Yet again keeping the ‘stop work order’ in abeyance, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday extended the construction period for the Polavaram Multipurpose Project in Andhra Pradesh by two years. And with the growing amiability between PM Modi and Andhra CM Jagan Reddy, Odisha government has now claimed that the signing of two-year […]

Op-Ed: Modi-Naveen meeting, a significant encounter

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: On his first visit to Delhi after taking up the reins of the state for the fifth time chief minister, Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to meet Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. This is no ordinary meeting. To begin with this will be their first meeting after taking charge of their respective offices […]

Polavaram row: SC rejects Odisha's stay order plea

Bhubaneswar: In a major setback for the Odisha government, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to issue a stay order on the ongoing Polavaram project work. The apex court today directed both the Odisha and Chhattisgarh governments to seek necessary information regarding the terms and condition for the public hearing and other related information of […]

Polavaram row: Centre pulls out of conducting public hearing in Odisha, C'garh

Bhubaneswar: In a fresh twist to the long-standing controversy over construction of Polavaram project, the Union government on Saturday pulled out from carrying out public hearing in Odisha and Chhattisgarh on the project. The Supreme Court had earlier directed the Centre to submit terms and conditions for public hearing in Odisha and Chhattisgarh by December […]

Polavaram row: Supreme Court for public hearings in Odisha, Chhattisgarh

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court today expressed its shock on how a mega project like Polavaram was undertaken without any public hearings. The court made the observation during a hearing on the petition filed by Odisha government and NGO, Readiness for Empowerment through Legitimate Action (RELA), over Centre’s move to accord national project status […]

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, AP on Polavaram project

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to the Central government and Andhra Pradesh over environmental clearances pertaining to the Polavaram project. The apex court’s order came in response to the objections raised by the Odisha government on environment clearance granted to Polavaram While hearing the petition, the Supreme Court bench comprising […]

Odisha CM urges PM to stop Polavaram project

Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give directions to stop construction of Polavaram project until all the pending issues are finally settled in the Supreme Court. The move came after the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF and CC) extended the stay on ‘stop work’ order by […]

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Ruling BJD forms steering committee for Mahanadi, Polavaram issues

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal Monday formed a four-member steering committee to decide the further course of action on Mahanadi river water dispute and Polavaram Project to put pressure on the Centre, party’s state secretary Bijay Nayak said. With the Mahanadi dispute and Polavaram project likely to emerge as the twin major issues in […]

Polavaram Row: SC directs chief secretaries to file affidavits by Mar 30

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the chief secretaries of five States including Odisha to file affidavits on the execution of Godavari agreement by March 30. In a notice issued by the Supreme Court, it has asked Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh to file affidavits stating they are bound by the […]

Polavaram project: Odisha seeks NCST intervention to resolve row

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today sought intervention of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) in the Polavaram project row with Andhra Pradesh which it said would result in displacement of about 5,000 tribals of the state, a release from the Chief Minister’s Office said. The discussion on the inter-state project came about when the commission’s […]

Polavaram row: Ramesh Majhi slams Oram's statement

Bhubaneswar: Launching a scathing attack on Union Minister Jual Oram, Odisha minister Ramesh Chandra Majhi on Tuesday said the Tribal Affairs Minister’s statement in the Rajya Sabha on the controversial Polavaram project was not based on facts. Majhi, ST, SC Development, Minorities and Backward Classes Welfare Minister, in a letter to Oram said, “While relying […]

Polavaram Row: Odisha argues in SC in favour of amicable solution

Bhubaneswar: Taking a soft stand on the Polavaram project, Odisha today argued in favour of an amicable solution to the issue in the Supreme Court. Gopal Subramanium, the advocate representing the State government, presented Odisha’s stand in the apex court on Tuesday. During the hearing, Odisha stressed the problems that the State will face if […]

BJD is doing politics on Polavaram: Narasingha Mishra

  Bhubaneswar: The BJD led Odisha government is trying to find an ‘escape route’ on Polavaram, alleged leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra on Saturday. The remarks came a day after Telangana announced support to Odisha’s stand on the Polavaram project which is being carried out unilaterally by neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. Mishra alleged that Odisha government […]

Polavaram row: Odisha finds a friend in Telangana

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Friday found a new friend after Telangana extended its support in the ongoing fight against unilateral construction of Polavaram project by neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. Telangana deputy chief minister Kadiyan Srihari, who made a courtesy call on Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, announced that Telagana government stands for Odisha’s cause on the Polavaram issue. […]

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CM Naveen writes to PM Modi over Polavaram, reiterates Odisha’s interest

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing concerns over the ongoing construction work of Polavaram project. At a time when the matter is sub-judice, construction of the project is unfortunate, the CM said in the letter. “I am concerned about the way the interests of the people of […]

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 row: NGT notice to 4 states including Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today served a notice to four states, including Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Telengana over the contentious Polavaram project. The NGT today gave a deadline of two weeks to the four states to present their views on whether a hearing should take place on the Polavaram issue. The tribunal […]

Naveen asks Andhra to stop construction on Polavaram project

Bhubaneswar: Protesting ongoing work on contentious Polavaram project, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday asked Andhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu to stop all construction till issues are resolved. In a letter to Naidu, Patnaik claimed that the construction work being undertaken by Andhra Pradesh is in clear violation of the Godavari Water Dispute […]

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Gadkari assures to make Polavaram project operational by mid-2019

Amaravati: Although the Andhra Pradesh government had promised to complete the Polavaram multipurpose project by June 2018, its timeline has now been reset and it is likely to be completed only by mid-2019. Union Water Resources minister Nitin Gadkari, who inspected the Polavaram works last evening, ruled out the possibility of finishing the project by […]

Not feasible to stop Polavaram project now: Union minister in LS 

New Delhi:  Union Minister of State for Water Resources, Sanjeev Balyan today informed the Lok Sabha that the controversial Polavaram project is in an advanced state and it will not be feasible to stop it right now. While replying to BJD MP, Balabhadra Majhi’s question on the project, Balyan also told that the project was […]

Polavaram issue: Odisha to file affidavit in NGT soon

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government will file an affidavit in the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on the contentious Polavaram multi-purpose dam project in Andhra Pradesh very soon. The state Water Resources department will file the affidavit after receiving detailed reports from the state Forest and Environment department, official sources said. On the other hand, war of […]

Green tribunal
NGT asks MoEF for full status report on Polavaram

Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today issued an order to the Ministry of Forest and Environment (MoEF) to submit a complete status report on the controversial Polavaram project. The tribunal directed the authorities of the ministry to appear before it in person. Sources said the next hearing for the case is scheduled for September […]

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Centre won’t interfere in Polavaram issue: Uma

Bhubaneswar: While there is a palpable discord between the Central government and Odisha owing to the ongoing construction of Polavaram multi-purpose irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh, Union Water Resources minister Uma Bharti today washed her hands of the matter saying Polavaram is an inter-State issue and the Central government would not interfere in the matter. […]

Andhra to go ahead with Polavaram project

Bhubaneswar: Despite vehement opposition from riparian States like Odisha, Andhra Pradesh seems to be all set to go ahead with implementing its ambitious Indirasagar-Polavaram Multi-purpose Irrigation Project across Godavari river. In his address on the first day of the budget session of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly today, Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan told the House that his […]