By Himansu Sekhar Patra
the author is Deputy Project Manager, TeleCommunication of India Ltd., firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite being rich in natural resources Odisha is home to the poorest people of India. The government promises growth through development, opening up this region to rampant mining. The impact of this on water and other resources on the contrary is exacerbating the plight of the indigenous population. Is this then the way forward?
Springs have served as a source of drinking water for millennia. The occurrence of most springs is controlled by the structure of rock formations while the flow depends on a number of factors like ground water recharge, season, and most importantly vegetation cover, rainfall, land use, grazing incidence and geomorphology of the recharge zone in a mountain watershed. Any alternation in these affects the flow. Odisha is considered a water-surplus State as it possesses 11 per cent of the country’s...