Ranjan Panda of Water Initiative Odisha, is a researcher, environmentalist and activist. He describes the threats to rivers and water bodies of Odisha
A troll’s choice: wifi or water?
A recent episode on social media exposed me to some of the perceptions that trolls have regarding the right to water
Water in forests: Finding the blue in the greens
It is time we rediscover forests as a ‘water commons’ to aid India’s fight against climate change
Lack of water intensifies distress in the Mahanadi basin
Climate change at the global and local levels is reducing water flow in the Mahanadi river, severely impacting agriculture. Tackling that …
More dams will not solve Mahanadi water conflict
Stakeholders in Odisha suggest building more dams on Mahanadi to resolve a water-sharing conflict, but that will make matters worse
Blame it on Hirakud?
The CAG has rapped the Odisha government for not keeping the dam's water level in check and failing to prevent flooding in downstream areas
Sendai framework on disaster risk reduction disappoints
Goals are without specific time plan and targets