One of the worst affected districts in Andhra Pradesh, Anantapur is seeing its farmers leave their villages for cities due to water scarcity.
An American scholar’s effort towards building toilets in Uttar Pradesh villages is bringing dignity to the villagers’ life by enabling them to give up open defecation.
Neknampur lake serves as a fitting example of how low cost but effective natural techniques can be used to clean city lakes that are choking with pollutants.
As rain continues unabated in the eastern and northeastern parts of the country, river embankments get breached displacing lakhs of people.
One of the many polluted Bengaluru lakes, Gottigere lake stands as testament to the chaotic urbanisation and poor apathy of citizens. Amidst this, residents of Gottigere have taken an initiative to revive the lake.
Torrential downpour in the eastern part of the country over the past week has resulted in many rivers flowing above the danger level and causing flood along their course. While the flood situation in Assam is said to be the worst in 13 years, its neighbouring states, Arunachal Pradesh and Bihar are also submerged. Climate[…]
Till about a year ago, 52-year-old Kisan Jite would often wake up to his wife Sarla and other village women squabbling over who would fill their buckets first from the only well in Golegaon village. This fight would then proceed to the three water tankers allotted by the zilla parishad for the entire village with[…]
When torrential downpour submerged thousands of villages and claimed about 300 lives in Jammu & Kashmir in September 2014, loss of wetlands was cited as one of the reasons that aggravated the impact of the natural disaster. Wetlands are areas where the water level is close to the surface of the land. Mangroves, marshes and[…]