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India: Lack of water intensifies distress in Mahanadi river basin

16 Jul 2018, India Climate Dialogue

The Hirakud dam, which is at the centre of a dispute between the Indian provinces of Odisha and Chhattisgarh, might have played a big role in altering local climatic conditions, thereby exposing this region in the basin to more droughts. Besides desertification, the Hirakud dam has caused massive microclimatic changes in the region, exacerbating the disputes.


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