Saturday, June 6, 2015

WIO's Mahanadi River Basin Update - 5th June 2015

Mahanadi River Basin Update – 5th June 2015
(An occasional update from ‘Mahanadi River Basin Initiative’ of Water Initiatives Odisha and Mahanadi River Waterkeeper)

Theme: World Environment Day

Growing Focus on Mahanadi

Greetings from Mahanadi on World Environment Day!

A leading daily newspaper of the region 'Pragativadi' profiled me as "Environment's Guard" in an exclusive feature that covered our work on the Mahanadi in specific and other environmental issues in general. The following link shows the feature but that is in Odia language and hence I am sorry for the inconvenience caused to friends who can’t read this language.  However, just wanted to give the link for your information.

Several regional newspaper carried our view points in their WED features and articles.  However, one of India's leading English dailies quoted me extensively on water pollution issues in mining areas.  You can please find the link at:

Two TV channels invited me for live discussions on environmental issues especially dealing with Mahanadi River Basin.  The details are as follows:

We have reached out well to the communities and youths through these mainstream media as well as social media on our pages, groups and twitter handles.  Our updates now reach to about ten thousand people.

We encourage you to follow our updates at the following places:

Twitter: @MahanadiRiver


Our Group “Save Rivers to Save Civilizations” at

Thanks for your continued support to all our initiatives.

Look forward to listen from you and to work together.

Thanks and regards,


Tweet @MahanadiRiver
Tweet @ranjanpanda


For further information please contact:

Ranjan Panda

Convenor, Water Initiatives Odisha
Mahanadi River Waterkeeper (Member, Global Waterkeeper Alliance)
Convenor, Combat Climate Change Network, India

Mobile: +919437050103

Skype: ranjan.climatecrusader


Please join with us in saving Mahanadi, India's 6th largest River...

Water Initiatives Odisha (WIO) is a state level coalition of civil society organisations, farmers, academia, media and other concerned, which has been working on water, environment and climate change issues in the state for more than two and half decades now.

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