Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court conducted a hearing on the contentious issue of Polavaram project on Thursday and directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests to file an affidavit by Saturday.
The next date of hearing was fixed for December 3 by the Supreme Court.
According to reports, the Union Government had allowed the Andhra Pradesh Government to undertake construct works of the multipurpose project despite stay orders. As the project is likely to submerge many areas, including human habitations, in Malkangri district, the Odisha Government has approached the apex court for support. Letters written to the Prime Minister by the Odisha Chief Minister have been submitted before the court, according to reports.