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BJD demands setting up of tribunal to resolve Mahanadi dispute

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

BJD members in today demanded the immediate setting up of a tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute with neighbouring

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Bhartruhari Mahtab said the tribunal to resolve the disputes was yet to be formed even though the Supreme had favoured it.


Terming the issue as "very serious", agitated BJD MPs came into the aisles but did not enter the well demanding a response from the on setting up of the tribunal.

Mahtab also asked the Centre to direct the to stop construction of projects on the upstream of Mahanadi, saying these were seriously affecting flow of the river.

has already rejected government's demand to stop construction work.

"The Centre must set up the tribunal immediately," said Mahtab.

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