October 11,2017: The Centre has told the Supreme Court that it will take a decision next month on issuing a notification with regard to the ongoing dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over Mahanadi river.
The Odisha government had moved the apex court in December last year seeking an order asking Chhattisgarh to stop its construction work in projects on the upstream of Mahanadi.
Odisha has been opposing Chhattisgarh’s plans to build 13 barrages and seven small dams across the Mahanadi, in a plan to extract more water. Odisha has said, this would adversely affect the interests of its farmers. (AIR NEWS)