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Odisha’s petition on Polavaram project: SC slaps Rs 20k fine on Centre

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Odisha’s petition on Polavaram project: SC slaps Rs 20k fine on Centre

Odisha’s petition on Polavaram project: SC slaps Rs 20k fine on Centre
November 08
12:45 2017

By Our Correspondent

BHUBANESWAR, NOV. 8: The Supreme Court on Tuesday slapped a penalty of Rs 20,000 on the Union government for not responding to its earlier notice in connection with a writ petition filed by the Odisha Government challenging accord of national project status tag to Polavaram multi-purpose irrigation project.

The apex court also asked the Centre to reply within four weeks on its stand on the project. Besides, it asked the Centre to make Telangana and Chhattisgarh as parties in the case.

Notably, apprehending that several villages in Malkangiri district will be submerged with the coming up of the Polavaram project, the Odisha government had moved the apex court last year opposing it.

Chhattisgarh governments is also opposing Polavaram project.

While the erstwhile UPA government at the Centre had accorded national project status tag to Polavaram project, the incumbent NDA government has announced to provide all financial support to the project.

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