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Odisha and Chhattisgarh are treating Mahanadi like a commodity

An interview with water activist Ranjan Panda about the inter-state water dispute and how coal-fired power plants are the real trigger of the conflict over the water of the Mahanadi river

India has a long list of inter-state river water conflicts. The recent conflict between the Odisha and Chhattisgarh governments over the waters of the Mahanadi river is the latest addition…Read More

Ganga, Yamuna reduced to drains but no party cares

Electricity, roads and water have been the holy trinity of Indian poll promises for decades, but water comes such a distant third that it is not even an important issue as Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most populous state, gets ready to vote

“Yes, Ganga and Yamuna have turned into drains. But no candidate is talking about this, nor is any voter asking,” says Abhishek Srivastava…Read More

Ganga an unholy mess at Kanpur

Government initiatives to clean up the Ganga have failed to stop the dumping of toxic effluents and untreated sewage into the river at the industrial hub of Kanpur

Even a short visit to Kanpur, an industrial city in northern India, is enough to show that there is no respite yet for the Ganga from massive pollution despite the much-trumpeted…Read More