Thursday, May 8, 2014

WIO Update on Water Issues: 9th May 2014: POSCO and Polavaram - The opposition continues

Water Initiatives Odisha (WIO) Update on Water Issues: 9th May 2014

POSCO and Polavaram: The opposition continues

Dear Friends/Co-sailors,

In continuation to our update on the above controversies, we are sharing with you some latest developments.  WIO is keeping a track of the developments and will keep you updated.  Our advocacy efforts are also being stepped up and we request you to join hands with this initiative.

Thanks and regards,


POSCO to get water from Mahanadi: Down To Earth

People protest Odisha government's decision to allocate water from the Mahanadi and Hansua rivers, saying it will turn large tracts of farms barren in Jagatsinghpur and Cuttack districts…

Orissa Govt Allows Posco to Draw River Waters Despite Environmentalists Protests: The Citizen

Even before the election results come out, the water resources department of Odisha has given a nod to Posco to draw water from the Hansua Channel of the Mahanadi River system. The steel giant now has another reason to smile…

Odisha Govt to Move SC Against Polavaram Project Authority: The New Indian Express

The Odisha Government has decided to move the Supreme Court challenging the Union Cabinet’s decision to set up an autonomous Polavaram Project Authority. The Authority has been constituted for fast tracking implementation of the controversial mega irrigation project over the Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh…

CPI demands white paper from Odisha govt on Polavaram project: The Business Standard

Amid allegations and counter-allegations between the ruling BJD and opposition parties over the controversial Polavaram project in Andhra Pradesh, CPI today demanded a white paper on possible impact of the project on the people of Malkangiri district. "We also suggest the state government to convene an all party meeting over the Polavaram issue so that a united opinion can be built against the controversial project," CPI state secretary Dibakar Nayak said in a statement…

Modi’s Polavaram signal leaves Chhattisgarh govt in a fix: Times of India

After BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi sought to woo Seemandhra by promising to complete the controversial Polavaram project, his party's government in Chhattisgarh is now in a fix. They have been opposing the irrigation project. The state Congress is silent as party vice-president Rahul Gandhi also backed the project during election rallies in Andhra Pradesh…

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