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Tag: Water Dispute

Pakistani delegation in India for talks on water dispute
Pakistani delegation in India for talks on water dispute

The Pakistani delegation crossed over to India on Sunday morning and it is scheduled to have meetings with the Indian side in New Delhi on Monday and Tuesday.

Mahanadi Dispute
Centre Extends Term Of Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal By 2 Years

The Central government today extended the tenure of Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal for two more years due to failure in submission of reports within stipulated time period.

Will Odisha’s Mega Water Conservation Project See Light Of The Day?

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the ongoing water dispute with neighbouring Chhattisgarh, Odisha government has decided to construct in-stream storage structures (ISS) on major river basins, including Mahanadi, Rushikulya, Brahmani and Baitarani. After preparing a blue print for 40 such ISS, the Water Resources Department has now sought suggestions from eight departments for executing the mega project at […]

Mahanadi tribunal suggests Odisha, Chhattisgarh to amicably resolve interim application

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: The Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal today concluded the hearing on the interim application filed by Odisha government pleading for release of 1.74 million acre-foot water by Chhattisgarh during non-monsoon months. A 3-judge bench comprising chairperson AM Khanwilkar, Justice Ravi Ranjan and Justice Indermit Kaur directed both the Chhattisgarh and Odisha governments to […]

Bansadhara water dispute: SC-appointed tribunal team begins inspection in Gajapati

Berhampur: A special tribunal team appointed by the Supreme Court on Bansadhara water dispute between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh have begun inspection at Sara village under Kashipur block in Paralakhemundi of the district today. According to sources, the team led by Justice Mukundam Sharma, who is also the Chairman of the tribunal team, visited the […]

Odisha Elections 2019
With new govt in Chhattisgarh, Odisha Congress hopeful of solution to Mahanadi issue

Bhubaneswar: With the Congress set to form government in Chhattisgarh, the Odisha unit of the party is quite optimistic that the inter-state Mahanadi river water dispute with the neighbouring state could now see a silver lining. Odisha PCC chief Niranjan Patnaik on Tuesday expressed confidence that the new poll results in Chhattisgarh could spur a […]

BJD rejects Gadkari's proposal to settle Mahanadi issue through talks

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD in Odisha today rejected Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari’s proposal to settle the Mahanadi river water dispute with Chhattisgarh through dialogue. BJD spokesperson Prashant Nanda said that discussions on the matter would make sense only after the Chhattisgarh government halts construction work on the river. “There is no point in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tribunal jolt to Odisha; AP gets nod to continue barrage works on Bansadhara

New Delhi: In a major setback to Odisha, the special tribunal on Bansadhara water dispute today granted a go-ahead to government of Andhra Pradesh for construction of two barrages on the controversial river near Katragada and Naredi. The work on the barrages was stalled after Odisha had raised objection with the tribunal. Though Naredi got […]

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: Dharmendra writes to Uma Bharati for free flow of water

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday urged Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati to ensure free flow of Mahanadi water that acts as a lifeline for Odisha. In a letter, Pradhan has expressed concern over sharp drop in the water level and requested Bharati to advice ChhattisgarhChhattisgarh barrages a bane for Bargarh farmers, fishermento open […]

CM Naveen Patnaik
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 […]

Mahanadi row: BJD, Congress reject negotiation committee

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: A day after the Centre constituted a negotiation committee to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute, the BJD-led State government showed reluctance to accept the panel constituted to assess the availability and utilisation of water in the Mahanadi river and its tributaries. “Still the Centre has proposed for a negotiation even after the meeting […]

BJD, Cong, BJP all set for October slugfest

Bhubaneswar: Though summer has bid us goodbye, come October, the political environment in Odisha is all set to smolder as all the three major political parties are out to launch an assault on each other on a host of issues. While the ruling-BJD will target the BJP-led central government with its ‘Padyatra;’ the Odisha BJP […]

Odisha well prepared for tripartite talk on Mahanadi issue

Bhubaneswar: The State is well prepared for the discussion at the tripartite meeting to be held on September 17 in Delhi on Mahanadi river water dispute between Odisha and Chhatisgarh. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik informed this after convening a high level meeting with top ministers including Debi Mishra, Bikram Keshari Arukh, Usha Devi and Bijayshree […]

Odisha bandh total, claims Congress

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress today asserted that the dawn-to-dusk bandh observed by the party to protest against the inaction of State and Centre over the construction of dams and barrages by Chhattisgarh on the upstream of the Mahanadi river, was a complete success even as the BJD and BJP claimed that the shutdown was ‘impact-less.’. […]