Tag: Environment

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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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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.

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Bihar’s Double Whammy of Floods and Droughts

 
/ April 20, 2018

Owing to climate change and erratic rain cycles, farmers in Bihar’s West Champaran are reeling from the loss of crops to floods and droughts, and from the hefty debt that they are now entrapped in.

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Village Community Paves Way for Forest Conservation

 
/ January 31, 2018

In parts of Maharashtra, Adivasi communities, aided by NGOs, are coming together to reclaim their community forest rights. Here's one such success story.

700-year-old traditional Holi of Adivasis of Maharasthra

 
/ March 31, 2016

The peace and tranquility of the villages on the foothills Satpura hill ranges in Maharashtra had taken a back seat for the past 15 days, as the atmosphere was charged with singing and dancing. Members of the Bhil tribe of the Satpura Hill regions from Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh...

Save Tiracol Save Goa

 
/ July 27, 2015

Leading Hotels Ltd. has proposed to set up a massive resort on the northern most tip of Goa, in Tiracol village. This proposal has been facing opposition from residents of Tiracol for over seven years. The proposal includes a resort with 198 villas and a US PGA Standard championship Golf...

Court issues interim stay order on golf course

 
/ July 31, 2015

While this interim stay has brought much needed relief to the residents of Tiracol, the Court’s additional ruling allows Leading Hotels Ltd. to build two model villas in an area of little over 700 square metres, with a clear specification that “the nature of the land was not to be...

Mindless deforestation in name of development

 
/ January 4, 2017

Thousands of trees all over Jharkhand, many of them century-old, have been cut for road widening and infrastructure development projects of the State’s administration. Many more trees face the same fate. The citizens, including some organisations, have objected on the mindless destruction of trees, to pave way for roads in...