Monday, May 16, 2016

Ranjan Panda featured as 'Aqua Guard' by the New Indian Express!

Dear Friends/Co-sailors,

I am happy to inform you that one of India's leading English newspapers The New Indian Express has featured me in its Sunday (15th May) Magazine Cover Story titled 'The Aqua Guards.' 

The magazine has to say the following in this feature:

Ranjan Panda, known as the ‘Water Man of Odisha’, knew long ago of the impending trouble. He had given the state government statistics about the impacts of climate change. “In 2006, we had warned that the state’s lands are degrading at an alarming rate and the water crisis may go out of proportion. In 2015, we had said 2016 may become the hottest year ever,” says Panda, adding that the warnings were taken casually.

Panda, who founded Water Initiatives Odisha (WIO), has pioneered the revival of traditional surface water harvesting bodies in several drought-prone villages of the state. He believes water harvesting is the key to solving Odisha’s water scarcity...
You can find further details of the Cover Story at the following link: 

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