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NGT has directed Polavaram Project Authority & Andhra Pradesh government to hold a meeting with upstream states

New Delhi: 19/9/20The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed Polavaram Project Authority (PPA) and Andhra Pradesh government to hold a meeting with upstream states on the issue.

It has asked the Andhra government to address the apprehensions on the Polavaram Dam project over the Godavari river that has cropped up with the upstream states.

The NGT direction has come as a partial relief to Odisha. Reports said the NGT has asked the Central Water Commission (CWC), Godavari Water Dispute Tribunal (WRDT), PPA, and Water Resource department of Andhra Pradesh to convene a joint meeting with Odisha, Telangana and Chhattisgarh to clarify their apprehensions about the project within two months.

The NGT said a copy of order will be sent to Ministry of Jal Shakti, the CPCB, Telangana, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, CWC and the Polavaram Project Authority for compliance. The NGT said this while disposing of the application.

Worthwhile to mention that Odisha has been opposing the ongoing construction of the dam in Andhra Pradesh. It said that the construction of dam will have an adverse impact on the crop as well as on farmers.

 

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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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