01 August 2019
Bhubaneswar: Two students from Odisha have covered more than 1600 kilometres on bicycles to meet President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Mahanadi water dispute.
Krishnakant Sarangi, an engineering student, and Subhrajit Barik, a zoology student, both from Kendrapara of Odisha undertook a month-long journey to reach New Delhi to highlight the plight of Odisha farmers.
The unilateral construction of various barrages by Chhattisgarh on River Mahanadi is affecting the inflow of the river water in Odisha, which is affecting the lives of millions of farmers whose livelihood depends on it.
Kendrapara MP Anubhav Mohanty has also requested the President and Prime Minister to spare some time and meet the young students, who have come with lots of hope and some interesting suggestions on resolving the issue.
Mohanty also assured the duo that they will have his support and together along with 4.5 crore Odias, they will definitely find a solution to the issue that is haunting the farmers of the State.