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Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal has fixed July 13 as its next date of hearing

Bhubaneswar: 12/5/19:The Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal has fixed July 13 as its next date of hearing as Odisha and Chhattisgarh governments sought four weeks time.

The move by the three-member bench of the Tribunal comprising chairperson Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice Ravi Ranjan and Justice Indermit Kaur came after Odisha and Chhattisgarh government urged for more time as the third coordination meeting could not be conducted due to Cyclone Fani.

The pronouncement of the verdict on the interim application of Odisha relating to sharing of the river water with Chhattisgarh was slated to be held today.

The Odisha government has demanded the release of 1.74 million acre-feet of water by Chhattisgarh during the non-monsoon season.

In an affidavit the state government had said that as per the tripartite agreement on Mahanadi water sharing between Odisha, Chhattisgarh and the Centre, it is incumbent upon Chhattisgarh to release 1.74 million acre-feet of water to Odisha during the non-monsoon season.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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