In this episode of our weekly wrap up show Awaz Ho Buland, our Community Correspondent (CC) Khirendra Yadav takes you through stories filmed by our CCs highlighting the immediate and long term impacts of climate change on the livelihood of some of the most marginalized and neglected communities.
The year 2021 was full of natural disasters as a result of climate change. While there were cases of glacier and cloud burst from the Himalayan states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, cyclones Tauktae and Yaas devastated the western and eastern fronts of India.
Among the natural disasters, floods in the plains of Bihar and West Bengal took away the house and belongings of a large section of people. "Our ration card also got washed away in the floods. We don't have our house and now without the ration card, we can't get food either," said one of the survivors of Bihar floods.
Similarly, in Kashmir, flash floods as a result of climate change destroyed the seasons produce of Apples in the state. This led to a huge shortage as Kashmir accounts for about 75% of the domestic consumption.
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In this video of UPS Manwan Awoora school, Kupwara, Kashmir, the community correspondent Pir Azhar shows us that there are nine classes for 250 students, and due to lack of space, the lower primary classes are held outside in the open. Also the school has only 7 teachers.