A solar irrigation entrepreneurship project in Bihar has brought back the summer crop, reduced input costs and made agriculture in a drought-hit region sustainable.
As the government works to keep tiger reserves free from all human activity, Adivasi communities living in reserve precincts struggle to survive.
The central government provides subsidies for micro-irrigation facilities, but the subsidy is not enough in the face of rising debt and the lack of awareness.
The promise of road connectivity has defined the votes of the people of Dasraha and Baruara; their hopes are now pegged on the state government’s “seven commitments.”
While floods in Bihar get some media attention, the effects on the agrarian community are far reaching and need sustainable solutions rather than immediate relief packages.
Sand mining in the rivers of West Champaran is causing unmitigated floods in the region, year after year. Why is the government not responding?