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Government of India
Ministry of Water Resources
24-August-2016 17:10 IST
Dharmendra Pradhan meets Uma Bharti on Mahanadi issue Water Resources Minister to call meeting of Chief Ministers of Odisha and Chhattisgarh

A delegation from Odisha led by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan called on Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti in New Delhi today and requested her to sort out Mahanadi water issue at the earliest.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting Sushri Bharti said that a meeting was called by her Ministry on July 29, 2016 at New Delhi which was attended by officials from Odisha and Chhattisgarh. After this, she made a statement in Parliament according to which both the States had to exchange information with each other on the issue. The Minister said that she has directed the officials of her Ministry to complete this task of information exchange at the earliest. The Union Water Resources Minister also informed that she will hold a meeting with the Chief Ministers of Odisha and Chhattisgarh on a mutually convenient date between September 10 and 20, 2016 at New Delhi to ensure that no injustice is done to Odisha.