Rakhi Ghosh
Rakhi Ghosh is a Bhubaneswar based journalist.
April 18, 2018
Mangalajodi fishermen find it difficult to sustain their families with the meager income they get from fishing in Chilika. (Photo by Rakhi Ghosh)

Declining catch forces Chilika fishers to become migrant laborers

A significant fall in fish stock due to environmental and human made reasons, combined with stringent laws aimed at restoration of the Chilika Lake, has forced local fishermen to migrate seasonally in search of work

February 26, 2018
The pond in Tarapur, reclaimed from a saltpan, will enable farmers to grow vegetables. (Photo by Hiren Kumar Bose)

Tarapur villages use saltpan to harvest water

Although land and groundwater around the Tarapur atomic plant had turned saline due to seawater ingress and presence of a saltpan, villagers have successfully redeemed and reclaimed the land

February 19, 2018
The Abadnagar check dam has not fulfilled the purpose of irrigating farms. (Photo by Gautam Sarkar)

Poorly designed check dams leave Birbhum farmers high and dry

As against government’s promise to make water available through the seasons, inadequate check dams have not brought any relief to farmers in this semi-arid region who continue to struggle for sustenance

January 31, 2018
Iron removal plants have made tube well water potable, reducing water-borne diseases drastically. (Photo by Rakhi Ghosh)

Kanas villagers make water safe through simple interventions

Water from ponds and tube wells made safe for consumption through simple and easy to maintain solutions have reduced water-borne diseases in coastal Odisha and has enabled village women to utilize the saved time more productively