Tuesday, July 14, 2015
A bore well per three seconds. Odisha is all set for a miraculous record this monsoon!
Realizing that the monsoon has been deficit in several districts, the govt. of Odisha is planning to dig 13000 bore wells for farmers just in a month's time!
It is not only an impossible task but also a wrong time for that. Ask any layman in the state and they would never prefer to invest in a bore well during monsoon. A bore well is best dug during summer.
Again, going by the speed in which our authorities work, it is all destined to be in papers only. We understand the drought action plan was drawn so late but please don't make it a failure by design. Or may be the authorities are in possession of some miraculous machines which I am unaware of.
I can only ask you to be realistic!!
Convenor, Water Initiatives Odisha
Mahanadi River Waterkeeper (Member, Global Waterkeeper Alliance)