SC asks Centre to submit affidavit on Polavaram issue

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Bhubaneswar: The apex court on Thursday conducted a hearing on the contentious issue of Polavaram project.

Reports said the court has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests to file an affidavit by Saturday on the matter.

The court fixed the next date of hearing on the issue to December 3.

Reports said the Centre had allowed Andhra Pradesh government to undertake construction works of the project despite stay orders.

The Odisha government has approached the Supreme Court on the issue as the project is likely to submerge many areas and human habitations in Malkangri district.

The Odisha government has submitted letters written to the Prime Minister on the issue to the court.

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