Odisha to oppose Chhattisgarh's Mahanadi plan at river meet

BHUBANESWAR: The state government intends to raise objection to Chhattisgarh's plan to build a brand new barrage over the Mahanadi when their representatives meet on the first regional conference of japanese states on river water in Kolkata on Monday.
Food provides minister Surya Narayan Patro, who can be representing the state on the meeting convened by the Union ministry of water assets, mentioned they might additionally elevate the issue of the Centre delaying the tribunal procedure by not sharing the phrases of reference (ToR) with Odisha. The state government mentioned it's yet to obtain the ToR for the tribunal and hence has been unable to document the petition.

"Despite the National Green Tribunal's order to Chhattisgarh not to go ahead with any new project over the Mahanadi, it has started the tendering process for another barrage. The move would result in severe water crisis in Odisha. We would be opposing the project at the river meet," mentioned Patro. The Chhattisgarh government initiated the tendering procedure for the barrage on November 17 remaining yr. The venture may be advanced at a cost of Rs 176 crore.

While Odisha has already lodged its protest towards the brand new venture ahead of the Chhattisgarh government and the Centre, it additionally slammed the Centre within the meeting for delaying the Mahanadi tribunal procedure.

Sources within the water assets division mentioned Odisha would oppose, if either Chhattisgarh or the Centre would suggest any discussion on the Mahanadi factor on the meeting over up to now discussed problems. "Since the Supreme Court has already referred the matter to a tribunal, we would only put forth our points on the Mahanadi dispute in the tribunal only. Hence, we would demand the Centre to immediately issue the ToR so that we can file our petition soon," mentioned a senior legitimate of the dept.

"Since Odisha has some issues with Jharkhand over Subarnarekha river, we would raise that in the meeting too and also reiterate our stand on the Polavaram project by Andhra Pradesh government," Patro mentioned.

Odisha to oppose Chhattisgarh's Mahanadi plan at river meet Odisha to oppose Chhattisgarh's Mahanadi plan at river meet Reviewed by kailash soni on April 15, 2018 Rating: 5
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