The eastern Indian state of Orissa will turn to a mass of barren and desert like lands in another 150 years, warned Water Initiatives Orissa (WIO). Many parts of Orissa, specifically the western and southern uplands, have developed symptoms of desertification; they have further degraded from drought prone to desert prone areas. WIO has reached this conclusion using State data (Orissa Economic Survey; rainfall and temperature data from Climatologically Data of Orissa) which was also substantiated by a public perception survey conducted by Sambalpur based NGO, Manav Adhikar Seva Samiti (MASS).