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.

Large Swathes of Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh Facing Unseasonal Floods

 
/ October 27, 2021

First, COVID and now, climate change is affecting the livelihood of poor farmers of Uttar Pradesh.

Heavy Rains, Pests Eat Away Into Nashik Farmers Earnings

 
/ October 26, 2021

No government official has visited them to take stock of the situation.

A 40 Year Wait For a Dam in This Maharashtra Village Continues

 
/ October 25, 2021

Local farmers from Beed in Maharashtra have migrated to cities for better prospects.

Pollution, Large Scale Mining Bringing Death To A Major River In North India

 
/ January 20, 2021

Ken river in Bundelkhand is one of the several rivers in India dying a slow death.

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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.