India is rich in biodiversity and natural resources. It is home to over 45,000 plant species and over 90,000 animal species. Yet these resources are at risk. The forces of urbanization and industrialization that feed economic growth are often at odds with the environment. Pollution, industry and poor agricultural management strip its fertile environment of key minerals and nutrients. Depleted water resources and forced migration cause conflicts of increasing tension. Further, India’s dependence on monsoon rains makes it particularly susceptible to the dangerous effects of climate change. In this section, IndiaUnheard Community Correspondents report on the environment.
People are awaiting relief and assistance in Bihar
In September 2022, a flash flood submerged the area of Dakshin Bhandartal panchayat of Barari block of Katihar district, Bihar.
Farmers battling Climate Change
The Community Correspondent (CC) Md. Shah Faisal went to Kishanganj District in Bihar state after an unseasonal and torrential rain in October 2021.
Tribal women detained for expressing dissent at a public hearing
Here in this video we can see that the locals of the area are denied entry into the public hearing and the Company is talking to their well wishers there.
Hailstorm Leaves Farmers Shattered in Kishanganj
The storm was so powerful that many roofs were blown away and trees uprooted damaging the walls and in few cases, the entire houses collapsed.
Lack of Bridge Costs Life Of A Young Man In Shopian
The above video is from Shopian, about the death of a 26 year old youth, drowned in the river while carrying Rice and Corn on his back, is heartbreaking.
IMPACT | Village in Goa Gets Road After News of Elections Boycott Made Headlines
Villagers of this South Goa village finally have an all-weather road.
Awaz Ho Buland: Human Trafficking in East India
Human trafficking largely in the tea gardens of West Bengal and other eastern states like Orissa, Jharkhand, and Bihar continues and affects thousands of lives.
Awaz Ho Buland: Nationwide Home Demolitions During Pandemic Times Is A Violation of Human Rights
Demolitions across 22 states have rendered more than 54,000 people homeless.