June 05, 2018 6:12 am
What is this dispute that has pitched two state units of the BJP against each other? This comes ahead of the Odisha elections next year, with the ruling BJD having taken up the issue as a major plank.
June 02, 2018 7:05 am
The Mahanadi row with Chhattisgarh has escalated and pressure has been mounting on the state BJP to speak out — the BJD and Congress have maintained that the damming of the Mahanadi in Chhattisgarh will choke water supply to Odisha.
April 22, 2018 8:40 pm
Asserting that Odisha is committed to save the Mahanadi, Patnaik said a "Green Mahanadi" drive has been launched in order to undertake plantation of lakhs of trees on both sides of the river for its safeguard.
April 03, 2018 3:46 am
In February, the Union Cabinet approved the setting up of a tribunal to resolve the dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over sharing of Mahanadi river water.
March 19, 2018 8:03 am
What is the background to the dispute and, going beyond the political rhetoric in both states, who are the parties actually affected by it?
February 21, 2018 4:38 am
The dispute has allowed the Naveen Patnaik government to use the issue against the BJP. It will raise the 'misuse' of Mahanadi waters by the BJP-led Chhattisgarh government while campaigning for the February 24 bypoll in Bijepur Assembly seat.
February 20, 2018 2:06 pm
The decision by the Cabinet comes following the Supreme Court directive to the Centre last month to form the tribunal within a month to resolve the long-standing dispute.
January 23, 2018 9:47 pm
The apex court, however, refused to grant any stay as sought by Odisha government on the seven pick up weirs (small dams) across the Mahanadi river, which flows through Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha before pouring into the Bay of Bengal
January 04, 2018 7:35 pm
BJD spokesperson Prashant Nanda said that discussions on the matter would make sense only after the Chhattisgarh government halts construction work on the river.
January 04, 2018 12:54 pm
BJD's B Mahtab claimed that the Speaker should not have said that his party was politicising the issue. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said she never made such remarks and such allegations should not be levelled against her.