Naveen Patnaik to explore all possible options on Mahanadi water issue

137

The Odisha cabinet headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday engaged the state government to investigate every single conceivable choice to secure the premiums of the state on Mahanadi venture question with Chhattisgarh, an authority said.

What I had experienced in 100 days as Lieutenant Governor

"The state cabinet unequivocally embraced the stand taken by the state government and set out to investigate every single conceivable alternative for ensuring the premiums of the general population of Odisha," said Chief Secretary A.P. Padhi.

He said the state government would soon take a choice in such manner including moving the Supreme Court.

Alluding to the tripartite meeting on the Mahanadi venture issue on Saturday, he said the Chhattisgarh government did not consent to the interest of the state government that incorporates ending of development work upstream on the Mahanadi.

"We had proposed to constitute a reality discovering group with agents from both the states and different specialists to assess and audit the conceivable effect of the activities. The group would have taken three months time to set up the report," said Mr Padhi, including the Chhattisgarh government did not consent to stop development work amid the interceding time frame.

The tripartite meeting went to by Mr Patnaik, his Chhattisgarh partner Raman Singh and Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti neglected to determine the water sharing question.

"Chhattisgarh government proposed for a joint control board to determine the water issue. In any case, we didn't acknowledge the proposition the board has no statutory force. It is only a prescribing body," said the main secretary.

In the wake of coming back from New Delhi, Mr Patnaik had said the state government would investigate every possibility to secure the premiums of the state.

Click here for more latest hindi news

NO COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY