New Delhi: The Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal will deliver its verdict on water sharing dispute after talks between Odisha and Chhattisgarh governments regarding the same remained inconclusive.
On February 9, the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal had directed Odisha and Chhattisgarh to sort out their water sharing dispute amicably.
However, the meeting held on February 25 and March 5 between the officials from both states remained inconclusive. As the two states could not arrive at an amicable solution, the court will pronounce the final judgment in the hearing today.
Notably, a three-judge bench comprising tribunal Chairperson AM Khanwilkar, Justice Ravi Ranjan and Justice Indermeet Kaur on February 9 concluded the hearing in the interim application.
The Odisha government, in its interim petition to the Tribunal, had demanded the release of 1.74 million acre-feet of water by Chhattisgarh during the non-monsoon season.