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2 decades after the formation of Orissa we were world news for all the right reasons. Harnessing nature’s renewable hydro-energy firing up the boilers of industrial revolution in India & the sub-continent, also protect the vital farmlands of coastal Orissa from flooding. 1/N The Hirakud Dam inauguration footage reel 1957, British PathProposed network of irrigation from the Hirakud reservoir.
At 4.8 km it was the longest dam in the world, being built right here in Orissa. A behemoth of renewable energy which can stave off India’s ever growing needs till the dawn of nuclear power. 2/N
For a brief moment there was no dam in the world that could match the scale of the Hirakud dam, creating the then largest manmade lake in Asia. The current badge of honour belongs to this uber Russian reservoir called Bratsk on the Angara river. 3/N The Bratsk reservoir & Hydroelectric power station completed
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Here's a compilation of some timelapse animations that show different stories from across India over the 3 decades (1989 - 2018) . Created with @googleearth @EarthOutreach #newyear2020

1: Restless #Brahmaputra n tributaries meandering,changing course in #Assam
2. Growth of Brick Kiln industry in the banks of #Hooghly, #Rupnarayan rivers near #Kolkata (brown polygons close to the rivers' banks) #WestBengal
3. Embankment failure in #Kosi River (2008) caused flooding. It also left a sediment footprint that was visible from satellites. #Bihar
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