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Odisha to prepare master plan to use Mahanadi water

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

The has decided to prepare a master plan to put a check on the flowing of river water into the sea by constructing barrages and anicuts, an said on Saturday.

"The is working on a roadmap and a master plan to put a check on the water of that is getting drained into the sea by constructing barrages and anicuts," said

The government would construct as many as seven barrages in the downstream of river while 22 barrages will also be constructed on its tributaries and distributaries.

The move of the came after constructed several barrages upstream of Mahanadi checking the flowing of water downstream.

The also faced severe criticism for not constructing barrages to store water as around 52 per cent of water is going into the sea, while the state can utilise only 22,948 million cubic meter (MCM) of water.

The has taken up at least five projects since 2000 to utilise the water flowing to the sea, said an

Both and Odisha governments are at loggerheads over sharing of Mahanadi water. Odisha moved the accusing of constructing barrages unilaterally and the has set up a to resolve the dispute.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 22:18 IST
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