Ganjam District

Multi-purpose cyclone shelters in India
A study finds if multi-purpose cyclone shelters within the neighbourhood are considered safe for cyclone evacuation. Amita Bhaduri posted 9 months 3 weeks ago

An ‘Extremely Severe Cyclone Fani’ made landfall during morning hours on May 3, 2019, near Puri in Odisha. The landfall location was forecast accurately much in advance by India Meteorological Department.

The Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Department  looks into the repairing of cyclone and flood shelters across Odisha (Image: Odisha TV)
Surviving in uncertainty
Gram Vikas stepped up to ensure access to adequate food and to strengthen dignified income-earning opportunities for the most vulnerable households. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 4 months ago

Uncertainty - the pervasive feeling that all of us have been living with from the middle of March 2020. It's the same in our partner villages in Odisha and Jharkhand. Communities we work with have been facing and overcoming uncertainties all through their lives. But this time, the crisis has put unusual stress on their abilities to cope.

Image: Ajaya Behera
Water News: 2013 in review
Beginning with the Kumbh Mela and moving on to natural disasters like the floods in Uttarakhand and the cyclone in eastern India, water made big news throughout 2013. ravleen posted 7 years 10 months ago

Kumbh Mela left its trash behind

Shiva statue, Kedarnath (Source:
Have zones for renewable energy: MNRE
Policy Matters this week: MNRE devises zones for renewable energy production, Orissa bans fishing for Olive Ridley turtles' nesting and India and China sign agreement on trans-border rivers. ravleen posted 8 years 1 month ago

Ministry recommends dividing the country into renewable energy zones

Wind energy in go green zone Source: Wikipedia
India moves up on the Global Hunger Index
News this week: India moves up on the Global Hunger Index, Churu on its way to total sanitation and Phailin affected areas face drinking water stress. ravleen posted 8 years 1 month ago

India moves up two notches on the Global Hunger Index

Child malnutrition Source: The Indian Express
42 water bodies restored in Berhampur, Odisha through community mapping
A story that tells us about the positive changes that occurred due to restoration of water bodies in Berhampur, Odisha through community participation (not verified) posted 8 years 9 months ago

Author: Dr. Piyush Ranjan Rout

In an urbanisation dominated world, the restoration water bodies in Berhampur town may remain unknown to many, but it is igniting many around the region to take care of water bodies in their respective cities & towns. The story below will let you know how water bodies were restored in Berhampur, Odisha.