BERHAMPUR: Even as the Supreme Court is seized of the controversial Polavaram issue, experts have challenged the claims made by Andhra Pradesh and said it would lead to a Narmada-type situation in Orissa.

Polavaram was given the National Project status despite Orissa's demand for a relook at the project which threatens a large part of land in Malkangiri district.

Submergence apart, there are