Environment

environmentIndia 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.

Community Survey

700 West Bengal Families Have Lost Home, Farmland to Soil Erosion

 
/ October 27, 2020

A river barrage project over Ganga in West Bengal has slowly destroyed the lives of those living in low-lying areas of the project.

Impact Story

Fixing India: Standing Up for People Affected by the Sardar Sarovar Dam

 
/ October 8, 2020

Chetan Salve, a community correspondent with Video Volunteers, led the decades-long efforts towards relief to those displaced by Narmada valley projects.

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Malda Locals In Fear, Soil Erosion Might Take Away Everything From Them

 
/ September 7, 2020

Soil erosion in rural West Bengal is taking away the only thing they could hold onto - their land.

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Bihar Still Battling Floods as Roads Are Waterlogged, Due to Heavy Rain

 
/ October 18, 2019

Several areas in Patna are flooded due to heavy rainfall. People living in low lands are affected the most.

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Conflict India: Reporting NO Breaking News Stories I India Loud & Clear I 3

 
/ August 9, 2019

This week in India Loud & Clear we travel to conflicts that impact millions of Indians every day.

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Betel Nut Trees Chopped down by Goa Forest Department Angers Residents

 
/ June 12, 2019

Residents of Sanguem block of South Goa staged a protest when the Forest department axed their hereditary betel nut trees.

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Human-Elephant Conflict Rises Again in Jharkhand’s Khunti Village.

 
/ June 5, 2019

Khunti village in Jharkhand was raided by elephants leaving a child injured and causing economic loss to the farmer.

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Ekta Parishad: A People’s Movement for Rights

 
/ April 17, 2019

Under the banner of Ekta Parishad, Jan Andolan movement was a public disquiet about land rights.