Mahanadi Tribunal asks Odisha, Chhattisgarh to hold talks again; next hearing on May 11  


Bhubaneswar: The Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal today again directed Odisha and Chhattisgarh to hold yet another round of talks to arrive at amicable solution over sharing of Mahanadi water.

The Tribunal was scheduled to give its verdict on Saturday, but deferred the date to May 11.

On March 9, the Tribunal asked Odisha and Chhattisgarh Governments to hold another round of talks to arrive at an amicable solution over sharing river.

During the last hearing the three-member bench of the Tribunal, Chairperson Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice Ravi Ranjan and Justice Indermit Kaur directed the Advocate Generals of both the States to resolve the issue and submit a report before March 30. As the two parties failed to arrive at any solution, the Tribunal today again urged the two States to go for yet another talks.

The Tribunal had on February 9 too directed the two Governments to amicably resolve the water-sharing dispute.


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