Saturday, August 17, 2013

Mahanadi Delta and Climate Change: Kusabhadra in trouble

Kusabhadra in trouble

During my latest visit to Puri to study sanitation situation of the city and to participate in a discussion on water logging, I managed some time to visit the Kushabhadra river mouth in Mahanadi delta.  As the beautiful river merges into the majestic Bay of Bengal, one gets to see the perfect beauty of the Odisha coasts.  What haunts however is the fact that seashore at Puri is eroding and one of the greatest impacts is being faced by Kushabhadra whose shoreline is shifting drastically.  Global climate change and local unmindful destructive development are taking a heavy toll on Kushabhadra and its ecology...

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