Business A women’s squad in Odisha defends its forest for 20 years Updated : March 21, 2019 04:44 PM IST A women’s group in Odisha has been guarding a forest for close to 20 years in the aftermath of the devastating 1999 supercyclone. The women have a system of rotational patrolling to guard the mangrove and casuarina forest from potential timber smugglers and woodcutters. A 2019 study by Jadavpur University researchers highlights that in coastal Odisha districts, the risk of severe cyclones ranks above heavy floods. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.