Two states and a river: More power or more water?
The latest addition to India’s interstate river water conflicts, the Mahanadi will soon go water deficit if Odisha and Chhattisgarh don’t control their hunger for coal-fired power. Amita Bhaduri posted 2 years ago
The Hirakud dam (Image: Makarand Purohit, India Water Portal)
The Mahanadi tussle: Why Chhattisgarh and Odisha spar
A video provides an overview of the water conflict between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over the Mahanadi. makarandpurohit posted 2 years 3 months ago
The Hirakud dam on the Mahanadi (Source: India Water Portal)
Dam spells doom for villagers
Baldiha dam that once quenched the thirst of farmlands and provided livelihood to Odisha farmers is now bereft of water, thanks to the apathy of the administration. arathi posted 2 years 10 months ago
Water flows into the dam. (Photo courtesy: Gurvinder Singh)
The fight for the doomed land
Here's a video that tells the story of the struggle of the people displaced by the Hirakud dam and their right over the land. makarandpurohit posted 3 years 2 months ago
Hirakud Dam (Source: India Water Portal)
People of two states join hands to save the Mahanadi
The issue at stake in the Mahanadi basin is not one of Chhattisgarh vs Odisha, but one of agriculture vs industry. priyad posted 4 years 2 months ago
Panel Discussion on the inter-state water dispute between Chhattisgarh and Odisha
Kashmir under danger of floods
News this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 8 months ago
Landslide and a flooded river
Doomed by displacement
The Hirakud dam in Odisha was supposed to control flooding and bring people water and power. Instead, it has taken away their livelihoods and only brought them hardship and misery. makarandpurohit posted 6 years 5 months ago
Hirakud, India's oldest dam
Himachal prone to Uttarakhand-like flash floods
News this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 6 months ago
Glacier lake in HP (Source: Ankit Solanki)
Floods in Orissa: No lessons learnt – An article in EPW
This article on floods in Orissa shows how no lessons have been learnt yet. Amita Bhaduri posted 8 years 10 months ago
Big dams and protests in India: A study of Hirakud dam – An article in EPW
This article by Arun Kumar Nayak in the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) examines the movement against the construction of the Hirakud dam in Orissa. Amita Bhaduri posted 8 years 10 months ago