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Union Water Resources Ministry constitutes negotiation committee to resolve Mahanadi water dispute

Bhubaneswar, 19/01/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek OS-Logo-Pink-English-300x179Mohanty )- : The Union Water Resources Ministry on Thursday constituted a negotiation committee to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute.

The committee comprising 12 representatives from Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Maharashtra will be headed by a Central Water Commission member. The committee will also have experts from Union Ministries of Agriculture, Water Resources, Indian Meteorological Department and Forest & Environment.

The Ministry has asked the committee members to examine the utilisation of Mahanadi water by these five States and submit its report to within three months.

The move came following complaints made by Odisha Government under Section 3 of the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956.

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