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This time the crops could not withstand even three days of floods. Photo: Amitabh Patra

Odisha floods: Dams retained water to serve industry during dry months

By Tue, Sep 27, 2011 4:22PM UTC Comments Off This time the crops could not withstand even three days of floods. Photo: Amitabh Patra

Could the floods in Odisha that are still raging across the state been avoided? A team of journalists and social workers who toured around the Hirakud dam area argue that it certainly could have been. The floods in the region are being described as “man-made”. Far from controlling the floods, dams have only aggravated the...