Awaz Ho Buland: Marginalized Communities the Worst Affected Due to Climate Change

 

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.

Watch the full episode on our YouTube channel. To see previous episodes, click here. 

Farmers battling Climate Change

 
/ August 12, 2022

The Community Correspondent (CC) Md. Shah Faisal went to Kishanganj District in Bihar state after an unseasonal and torrential rain in October 2021.

Youth empowers the local farmers through his youtube videos

 
/ August 11, 2022

The Community Correspondent (CC) Vinod Wankhede from Buldana, Maharashtra, in this video is speaking to Sanket Jaidev Wankhede, a final year Horticulture student who chose to become a youtuber in this lock down period. 

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