"The state government is working on a roadmap and a master plan to put a check on the water of Mahanadi that is getting drained into the sea by constructing barrages and anicuts," said Water Resources Secretary Pradip Jena.
The government would construct as many as seven barrages in the downstream of Mahanadi river while 22 barrages will also be constructed on its tributaries and distributaries.
The Odisha government 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.
Both Chhattisgarh and Odisha governments are at loggerheads over sharing of Mahanadi water. Odisha moved the Supreme Court accusing Chhattisgarh of constructing barrages unilaterally and the Central government has set up a to resolve the dispute.
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