Mahanadi water issue: Tripartite meeting between Centre, Odisha, Chhattisgarh to be held today

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 17 (ANI): The tripartite meeting between the Centre, Odisha and Chattisgarh over the Mahanadi water issue will be held in the national capital today. The meeting will be chaired by Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati. Chief Ministers of both the states will also be present. Odisha and Chhattisgarh are at loggerheads over sharing waters of the Mahanadi River. Odisha has accused Chhattisgarh of not consulting it while building seven to eight barrages on the Mahanadi saying that it is affecting the flow of the river. The Chhattisgarh Government has questioned Odisha's objection to the barrages, saying the barrages are not at all hampering the flow. There has been a demand from Odisha to set up of a tribunal to look into the issue of water-sharing. (ANI)