Growing urbanisation, unsustainable extraction of mineral resources and a gradual erosion of the right of river are causing Odisha’s rivers to dry up. The crisis has reached an alarming level, especially with the “illegal” construction of a large number of dams by the state of Chhattisgarh in the upper reaches of River Mahanadi — the mainstay of Odisha’s river system. Yet, the government and other regulatory and oversight agencies continue to remain apathetic and the crisis keeps getting worse. How does one break the impasse? What can be done to keep things from getting worse? How can Odisha’s rivers be saved? Watch and listen to our panel of experts — former Supreme Court Judge Justice V Gopala Gowda, waterman of India Dr Rajendra Singh, river ecology expert Dr Bratindi Jena and leader of Mahanadi Bachao Andolan Sudarshan Das.