NGT notice to four states including Odisha over Polavaram project


Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today served a notice to four states over the contentious Polavaram project.

Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have been given a deadline of two weeks by NGT to present their views on whether a hearing should take place on the Polavaram issue.

The tribunal gave the ultimatum while hearing a petition filed by a voluntary organization of Telangana.

Notably, yesterday Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asked his Andhra Pradesh counterpart, N Chandrababu Naidu, requesting to immediately stop all construction work on the Polavaram project till the issues are not resolved.

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