Cuttack:26/5/18; In a silent ‘Jal Satyagrah’, members of Mahanadi Banchao Andolan (MBA) stood in knee-deep water of the Mahanadi river at Jobra, to draw Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attention to the water dispute between Odisha and Chhattishgarh.
With banners in hand, the activists highlighted alarming decline in the water-level of the Mahanadi. They made special requests to Modi to direct Raman Singh-led Chhattisgarh government to open Kalma barrage gates.
“We welcome the Prime Minister to Odisha. Mahanadi is the lifeline of Odisha and he will be holding a public meeting on the river bed. At present, the river is in a precarious state and is dying a slow death due to the closure of gates of Kalma barrage,” said Sudarsan Das, convenor of MBA.