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Tag: Water Resources

Former Odisha Governor tips State to use water resources in best manner possible
Former Odisha Governor tips State to use water resources in best manner possible

Elaborating on his role and experience about the steps taken for the rehabilitation operations undertaken post 1999 Super Cyclone, the former first citizen of the State said he has mentioned all these things in his book ‘Service Uninterrupted’.

Odisha to spend Rs 75,000 cr on water resources

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government said on Thursday Rs 75,000 crore will be spent in the next five years for developing the state’s water resources. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed the Water Resources department to prepare a comprehensive river policy in the next three months, a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office. Patnaik said several […]

Mahanadi dispute: Row between Odisha, Chhattisgarh intensifies

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Monday strongly opposed illegal construction of barrages by neighbouring Chhattisgarh government during the Regional Conference of Eastern States on Water Resources convened by the Central government at Kolkata. At the meeting held under the chairmanship of Union Minister of State for Water Resources, Odisha’s Food and Consumer Welfare Minister Surya Narayan Patro […]

Mahanadi dispute: NGT pulls up Chhattisgarh govt

Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today pulled up the Chhattishgarh government while hearing a case relating to the latter undertaking projects on the upper catchment of the Mahanadi River thereby adversely affecting the water flow into Odisha. The eastern bench of the NGT rapped the Chhattisgarh government for not appearing before the court and […]

Water level of major reservoirs goes down by 1%: Ministry

New Delhi: The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs across the country went down by one per cent, the Water Resources Ministry said on Friday citing a weekly report. “A total of 50.435 BCM (Billion Cubic Metres) water storage was available in 91 major reservoirs in the country for the week ending on April […]

Green Climate Fund
Odisha gets 1st green climate fund project to ensure food security

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has become the first state in the country to have got the clearance for the first Green Climate Fund Project (GCF). The project  “Ground water recharge and solar micro irrigation to ensure food security and enhance resilience in vulnerable tribal areas of Odisha” has got the nod of the GCF board today. This […]

Will resign if CM proves 35 per cent land is irrigated in Bolangir: LoP

Bhubaneswar: Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra on Wednesday dared Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to prove him wrong while saying the State government has not been able to provide irrigation to 35 per cent agricultural land in Bolangir district. “If the Chief Minister proves that 35 per cent land is irrigated in the district, I will […]

PCC president - Prasad Harichandan
Odisha Congress wants PM to intervene in Mahanadi water dispute

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President Prasad Harichandan on Monday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute with Chhattisgarh. In a letter to the Prime Minister, the PCC President urged him to ensure formation of an Inter-State River Water Dispute Tribunal and direct the Chhattisgarh government to […]

Mahanadi - Kalma barrage
Chhattisgarh continues to block Mahanadi water at Kalma barrage

Sundergarh: Neighbouring Chhattisgarh has continued to block Mahanadi water to Odisha through the Kalma barrage severely affecting the water flow into the Hirakud reservoir. According to sources, over the past one and a half month, out of the 67 gates of the barrage, water is being released through one gate only in a bid to […]

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 […]

Halt work on Mahanadi projects, Odisha urges Chhattisgarh

Bhubaneswar: Further intensifying its fight at an administrative level, Odisha chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi sought immediate halt to the work of various projects on the upper catchment areas of Mahanadi through a letter to his Chhattisgarh counterpart today. Padhi has also requested the neighbouring State to release the required amount of water needed for […]

Mahanadi row: ‘Odisha hopeful of getting a positive result’

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Water resources secretary Pradeep Jena today said that the State government is hopeful of getting favourable ruling after it filed a petition with the Union Water Resources ministry for formation of a tribunal to resolve the ongoing Mahanadi row. “Odisha government has filed a complaint petition under Section 3 of the Interstate River […]

Mahanadi water data will expose Odisha: Chhattisgarh

Bhubaneswar: Stoking the Mahanadi water controversy further, Water Resources minister of Chhattisgarh Brijmohan Agarwal has said that once the data on Mahanadi is available, Odisha will be exposed. According to Brijmohan, Odisha is using more water than stipulated in the Hirakud agreement and once the information is out, Odisha will be unmasked. “The Hirakud dam […]

Odisha reminds Chhattisgarh about info on Mahanadi projects

Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the fact that the Chhattisgarh government is yet to give detailed information about the completed and upcoming projects built in the upper catchments of Mahanadi, the Odisha government has sent a reminder to the former. Talking to media persons at the State Secretariat here today, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said […]