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.

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.

Tribal women detained for expressing dissent at a public hearing

 
/ July 8, 2022

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 

 
/ April 23, 2022

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.

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Lack of Bridge Costs Life Of A Young Man In Shopian

 
/ April 7, 2022

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.

Awaz Ho Buland: Human Trafficking in East India

 
/ February 15, 2022

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

 
/ February 3, 2022

Demolitions across 22 states have rendered more than 54,000 people homeless.

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

 
/ February 3, 2022

In the 16th episode of Awaz Ho Buland, we report on the devastating effects of climate change on forgotten communities.