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Odisha already victim of injustice in Mahanadi row: Bijay

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Senior leader and former irrigation Bijay today said the state has already been affected due to construction of barrages on upstream of by Chhattishgarh.

His remarks came at a time when the Centre has been maintaining that there would be no injustice towards the state.

There has been no flow of surplus water to Hirakud reservoir in river Water level at Naraj and Jobra has dropped. Even water level in Kuakhai on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar has declined," Mohapatra, a national executive member, said while reacting over Nitin Gadkari's assurance to

Stating that the people of Bhubaneswar will face water scarcity in March, said has already been affected due to construction of barrages by on the upstream of river


Asked how Gadkari could assure the state that there would be no injustice, said: "I have no idea whether the was provided details by the state government on the Mahanadi issue."

Mohapatra, however, said that all details are with the (CWC) but it is difficult to comprehend why the CWC was not sharing it with Gadkari.

"The CWC should apprise the minister on the Mahanadi issue, Mohapatra said.

Describing Gadkari as a "very efficient" minister, Mohapatra said the minister might not have been fed with correct information.

"I feel he was not properly briefed by the department," he said.

Mohapatra said that those who are arguing that no injustice will be done to Odisha, should know that it is already a victim of injustice.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, January 06 2018. 16:10 IST
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