Odisha Plans Riverine Port in Kendrapara

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to set up a riverine port on river Mahanadi in Akhadasali village under Mahakalapada block in Kendrapara district on public-private partnership (PPP) mode on BOOST basis. A meeting of the High-Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was held in this regard on yesterday […]

Niranjan Welcomes Modi With 6 Questions

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar, May 23, 2018: Niranjan Patnaik Asks 6 questions to Modi Urges PM to answer on Mahanadi issue As the Union government celebrates its fourth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is joining a mega show in Cuttack on 26th of this month. Newly appointed Odisha Congress President and former minister Niranjan Patnaik welcomed Modi […]

Mahanadi Tribunal Takes Shape

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Government of India finally formed a three-member Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal today to solve the ongoing water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation issued a notification in this regard which said the tribunal will be formed under Inter-State River Water Disputes (ISRWD) Act, 1956. The Notification […]

Mahanadi Issue: CPI(M) Asks Naveen To Move SC

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: The CPI(M) today suggested that Odisha government move the Supreme Court for setting up a tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute, as there is little scope to get justice from the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. A CPI(M) delegation informed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik about the party’s view […]

Naveen Meets Representatives of 8 Political Parties Over Mahanadi

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: After the failure of trilateral talk at New Delhi over the Mahanadi river water dispute with Chhattisgarh, chief minister Naveen Patnaik met representatives of eight political parties to discuss future course of action on the issue. Only representatives of Congress and BJP were not invited to the meeting held yesterday. The chief […]

Naveen Treated Mahanadi As Party property: KV Singh Deo

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik sought opinion from public, organisations and political parties over Mahanadi water dispute, Leader of BJP legislature party in Odisha Assembly KV Singh Deo today alleged that Patnaik had been treating Mahanadi as the personal property of his party. Singh Deo said, Mahanadi […]

Odisha Needs More Clarity on Mahanadi Dispute from Centre

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday requested the Centre for more clarity where Inter-State River Water Management issues are concerned. Odisha claimed it was not informed about the techno-economic clearance to the Kelo Major Irrigation Project of Chhattisgarh. The Chief Secretaries of Odisha and Chhattisgarh had attended a meeting chaired by […]

Mahanadi Row: BJD Holds Kalash Sobha Yatra in Western Odisha

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Determined to oppose the unilateral construction of barrages upstream Mahanadi by the Chhattisgarh Government, the ruling BJD in the State started Kalash Yatra demanding immediate stopping of construction work of barrages. The women wing of the ruling party will hold Kalash Yatra in six districts in western Odisha between August […]

Odisha bandh on August 16

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: The Odisha state Congress on Friday called for a statewide shutdown on August 16 to protest construction of barrages and dams on Mahanadi river in its upper catchment area by the Chhattisgarh government. After a meeting of senior leaders here, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President Prasad Harichandan said the party […]