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Naveen Patnaik wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking early notification for constitution of the Water Dispute Tribunal

Bhubaneswar;8/11/17;Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik wrote to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi seeking early notification for constitution of the Water Dispute Tribunal for adjudication of the water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over Mahanadi river.

He drew attention of the PM to the continuing construction of barrages by Chhattisgarh, taking advantage of the delay in Tribunal constitution.

Highlights of the letter:

• Odisha Government had filed a complaint on 19 November 2016 under Section 3 of the Inter State Water Disputes (ISWRD) Act of 1956 seeking constitution of the Tribunal under Sec 4 (1) of the Act.
• Sec 4 (1) mandates constitution of Tribunal by Centre within 1 year thereby before 19 November 2017
• Addl Solicitor General of GoI had apprised Hon’ble Supreme Court that Union Ministry of Water Resources had prepared a Cabinet note for the Tribunal constitution.
• Hon’ble Court had taken it on record that a decision will be taken for issuing notification by 19 November 2017

The CM expressed concern over the delay in the notification and stated it is affecting the interests of Odisha and its people, particularly during the non-monsoon period.

 

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