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.
Awaz Ho Buland: Marginalized Communities the Worst Affected Due to Climate Change
In the 16th episode of Awaz Ho Buland, we report on the devastating effects of climate change on forgotten communities.
Patna Student Creates and Distributes Paper Bags to Curb Pollution
If a student can initiate a plan to curb pollution, why can't the government?
Nashik-Based Organisation Revives Centuries Old Aquifers
Youngsters from Nashik came together under an organisation and helped revive water sources near their village.
Paddy Farmers of Shrawasti, Uttar Pradesh Suffer Heavy Losses Due to Unseasonal Rains
Strong winds accompanied by heavy rains flattened all of the standing crops.
18 Check Posts, 600 Police Personnel to Manage A Public Hearing of 200 People?
An illegal public hearing comprising of handpicked villagers was organised in Rayagada district of Odisha in Oct 2021.
Wait For the House to Fall to Claim Compensation, Revenue Officer Tells Flood Survivor
People of Maharajganj, Uttar Pradesh are suffering due to natural calamities and government apathy.