Foundations of new beginnings are laid on rubble-covered turfs of the past. Nothing, ironically, could have been more accurate for Orissa. Its greatest opportunity to rebuild may have just begun, thanks to the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters. For, release of aid in this country is often contingent on natural calamities.
Last fortnight, international donors, NGOS, private volunteers, corporate assistance and aid from other states flooded Orissa. However, the key question is whether agencies involved in rehabilitation would be able to turn things around.