| TNN | Feb 2, 2018, 19:57 IST

BHUBANESWAR: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to type a tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water sharing dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh by implementing the Supreme Court docket’s January 23 order on the problem.

In a letter handle to PM Modi, Naveen reminded the prime minister in regards to the apex courtroom’s order to represent a tribunal beneath the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956 inside one month and requested him to cease Chhattisgarh from development works within the river until the tribunal is shaped.

“Pending the structure and functioning of the tribunal, I might be grateful, for those who might kindly instruct the Union Ministry of Water Assets to problem mandatory administrative instructions to Chhattisgarh to cease development of the continued initiatives..,” Naveen wrote.

Naveen requested PM Modi to significantly be sure that Chhattisgarh cease works on six barrages throughout Mahanadi.

The CM talked about that the SC judgment as a primary step has introduced a way of aid to the individuals of Odisha by the use of defending its age-old rights and pursuits within the waters of Mahanadi. “I want to emphasize that 60% of the inhabitants of Odisha is determined by Mahanadi waters for assembly the wants of irrigation and consuming water. The ecology and setting depending on Mahanadi is much too vital to be ignored,” Naveen wrote.

Odisha has been urgent for early formation of a tribunal beneath the Inter-State Water Disputes, Act 1956 because it first approached the Union authorities for it on November 19, 2016. Naveen had written letters to Modi on November 7, November 11 and December 12 final 12 months urgent for the tribunal.

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