Janjgir-Champa District

A video provides an overview of the water conflict between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over the Mahanadi.

The interstate dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over the Mahanadi's water is an ongoing one and it looks like both the state governments have no interest in finding a long-term solution.

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Erratic rainfall is forcing farmers to migrate to urban areas but officials under-report drought-induced migration due to the fear that this would be viewed as a failure of government mechanisms.

Climate change has resulted in drastic seasonal fluctuations leading to erratic rainfalls and prolonged droughts in India. This has been posing an increasing threat to the agriculture and food security of the country, with increasing stress on rural livelihoods and resources such as land, soil, water and forests. To cope with this stress, farmers and land labourers in rural areas of India have started migrating seasonally, either temporarily or permananetly, to urban areas in search of livelihoods.

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India's level of water stress is high: researchers

India among the most water stressed countries in the world with 40-80 per cent ratio of withdrawals to supply, find researchers.

Govt recognises 19,749 MW small hydro potential

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