Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in a letter to Union Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Harsh Vardhan has urged immediate stoppage of construction work of Polavaram project in Andhra Pradesh. The Chief Minister has alleged that construction of the Polavaram project is in violation of the Godavari Water Dispute Tribunal (GWDT). Further, he stated that the said construction is going on without correctly assessing the backwater extent in Sabari and Sileru limbs in Odisha. He has urged to stop the construction of the project till issues pertaining to Odisha are resolved.
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