Bhubaneswar: The Mahanadi River water dispute has taken the centre stage in Odisha for a couple of years now. Even as the Odisha Government on number of occasions has blamed the Chhattisgarh Government of acting unilaterally, the Modi-led Centre has just acted as a mute spectator in the whole issue to escalate the dispute.
With elections just round the corner, the Congress is trying to politicize the Mahanadi issue to woo the voters in Odisha, especially in Western Odisha where more than 90 per cent of the people are dependent on the river.
The Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal today urged the Odisha and Chhattisgarh governments to resolve the water sharing dispute amicably and posted the final verdict pronouncement on March 9.
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated the second high level bridge on Mahanadi river here fulfilling the long-standing demand of the people of Sambalpur District
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will inaugurate the much-awaited second bridge over the Mahanadi river near Kacheri Chowk of Sambalpur town today.
Kendrapara: Odisha Chief minister Naveen Patnaik today announced an ex- gratia payment of Rs 4 lakh each to the next of the kin of deceased in the a tragic boat capsized tragedy in Mahanadi River confluence near Nipania in Kendrapara district.
Kendrapara: In a tragic incident, at least one person was killed and eight others were missing after their picnic boat capsized in Mahanadi River confluence near Nipania in Kendrapara district.
Bhubaneswar: At a time when Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President Niranjan Patnaik raised hopes for the settlement of the inter-state Mahanadi River dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh after new the government came into power in Chhattisgarh, the comments by the new Water Resources Minister of the State has raised uncertainty about the matter.
New Delhi: The Chhattisgarh Government today filed its affidavit before the Mahanadi Water Dispute Tribunal in reply to an interim petition of the Odisha Government.
The inflow of water into the Odisha’s Hirakud Dam has reduced drastically as the BJD-led Chhattisgarh Government has arbitrarily closed most of the gates of the barrages on the Mahanadi upstream.
Acting as per its whims and fancies, the BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh Government has once again shown its monopoly over Mahanadi, the lifeline river of Odisha.
The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today held the Chhattisgarh Government responsible for the flood like situation on Mahanadi river basin in Odisha.
Postponed twice, the crucial inter-state sub-committee of the National Council for Dam Safety (NCDS) for Mahanadi river system was finally held at Ashok Niwas in Burla here on Friday where the authorities of Water Resources Department of both Odisha and Chhattisgarh discussed water management of the river for flood control.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today asked the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) to review the alleged illegal construction of barrages by the Chhattisgarh Government on the upper catchment areas of Mahanadi river and a submit a report within three months.
Bhubaneswar: The inter-state coordination meeting between Odisha and Chhattisgarh on flood management is going to be held on 24 August.
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has decided to set up a Riverine Port in PPP Mode on BOOST basis on river Mahanadi in Akhadasali village under Mahakalpada block in Kendrapara district.
New Delhi: The Centre had approved 15 projects of Chhattisgarh on the Mahanadi river between 2003 to 2016, Union Minister of State for Water Resources Arjun Ram Meghwal informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
Boudh: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated Green Mahanadi Mission, a mega-plantation drive along the Mahanadi river basin.
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today insisted concerned officials and departments to stay prepared to control possible low to medium flood in Mahanadi river system due to rise in the water flow following the incessant rainfall.
Sambalpur: The Odisha Government has teamed up with Tata Group to set up additional spillways for the protection of Hirakud dam on the Mahanadi river.
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government is planning to plant at least two crore trees on the bank of Mahanadi river as part of the ambitious Mission Green Mahanadi project.
Sambalpur: Holding the Centre responsible for the Mahanadi dispute, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Tuesday blamed that the lack of national outlook and myopic approach adopted by the Narendra Modi government is a threat to national integrity.
It can be stated without any exaggeration that the BJP in Odisha is always a divided house because of its complex intra-party politics that often restricts the saffron leaders to take a common stand, even if the matter is of larger interest of the state. It is so because when a particular leader is more concerned about the state politics, while other is largely influenced by the national politics,
Sambalpur: With elections round the corner, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has once again criticized the Chhattisgarh Government on Mahanadi issue to win the confidence of people of Odisha.
Sambalpur: With elections round the corner, senior BJP leader and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has once again criticized the Chhattisgarh Government on the Mahanadi issue to win the trust of the people of Odisha.
When the conservation strategy speaks loudly that the essential ecological process and life sustaining systems be maintained, it is found otherwise. If the whole water of the Mahanadi is tapped by Chhattisgarh and Odisha without letting a drop of water go into the ocean, just imagine the ecological disasters it would spell.