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NGT issues notice Chhattisgarh over Mahanadi

Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal, Delhi headquarters, today issued notice to Chhattisgarh to file affidavit over violation of its Kolkata bench order over Mahanadi water dispute.

Hearing a petition filed by Mahanadi Banchao Andolan convener Sudarsan Das, the green court has also asked Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Forest and Environment and government of Chhattisgarh to depose before the court in next two weeks.

Odisha argued in the tribunal that Chhattisgarh should be punished as it violated NGT’s Kolkata bench order. The Kolkata bench of NGT had directed the Chhattisgarh government to stop construction of some projects in the upstream of Mahanadi. But, the neighboring State allegedly violated the tribunal directive.

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