Sambalpur

River conservation efforts need to be prioritised
Healthy forests are necessary for healthy rivers and prosperous communities that depend on the river, say experts. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 7 months ago
Engagement with indigenous communities in protecting natural forests and rivers is vital (Image: Priya Ranjan Sahoo)
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)
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)
Damn the dams, say the displaced
Many people have been displaced by major dam projects in the country. A bigger threat, however, lies in the ageing dams waiting to collapse. makarandpurohit posted 4 years 3 months ago
The Hirakud dam
Government schemes converge at Sarda Panchayat in Sambalpur, Odisha
Thanks to the successful implementation of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RWSS) scheme, villagers began to believe in collective action and community development. makarandpurohit posted 4 years 7 months ago
View of Sarda village, Odisha
Piped water scheme changes the lives of Odisha villagers
Bandhabhuin village went from having 1 handpump for 400 people to 7, toilet facilities in 55% of the houses and had an overall improvement in its social and economic fabric. makarandpurohit posted 5 years 2 months ago
Anup Munda showing his functional toilet at Bandha Bhuin
Water problems with quality and access plague Sambalpur, Odisha
Groundwater in Talabeda village in Sambalpur, Odisha has high concentrations of iron but more urgently, its water supply system is dysfunctional for the last 2 weeks due to electricity issues. makarandpurohit posted 5 years 3 months ago
The colour of the tiles around the public stand-post at Talabeda, Odisha have changed from white to red due to iron contamination.
Are there solutions to epidemics from water-borne diseases?
The recent jaundice outbreak in Sambalpur, Odisha has again unfolded several questions related to rise of water-borne diseases in urban areas in India. This film explores these problems. makarandpurohit posted 5 years 9 months ago
Polluted water in Sambalpur, Odisha
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
Press Release : Water Initiatives Orissa
World Bank report confirms what WIO had said 3 years ago!! iwp posted 11 years 5 months ago