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.

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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.

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Human-Elephant Conflict: Victim’s Family Receives Compensation in 20 Days

 
/ March 25, 2019

Community Correspondent helps a victim’s family from tea gardens of Bhatkawa, West Bengal to get compensation, who was attacked by an elephant.

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Goa’s Guide to Zero Waste Shopping

 
/ December 27, 2018

Ecoposro, Goa’s first zero waste store not only eliminates plastic use at the store level but also ensures zero waste sourcing of supplies from vendors.

Kalaroos: A Mystery in the Mountains of Kupwara

 
/ November 30, 2018

A set of caves in Kashmir’s Kupwara district may be the key to an ancient, underground passage to Russia; and to archaeological secrets.

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Human Elephant Conflict on the Rise while Families Await Compensation

 
/ October 5, 2018

The Dooars are known to be human animal conflict zones; infrastructure development, illegal mining and land fragmentation are only adding to the problem.