Polavaram Row: SC Rejects Odisha’s Plea

Bhubaneswar: In a major setback to Odisha, the Supreme Court today rejected the State government’s plea to stop the ongoing work on the controversial Polavaram dam in Andhra Pradesh.

The three-member bench of the apex court refused to order a stay on the Indira Sagar Polavaram Project on the Godavari river.

Supreme Court also directed the Centre to ask Odisha and Chhattisgarh to submit complete details about the exact amount of areas which would be submerged due to the Polavaram project.

In addition, the top court said the public hearing can be conducted in these two states only after it received information about the total  number of people to be affected by the proposed project along with compensation and rehabilitation of the affected people.


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