What does Climate Change have to do with Rainfall?

Rohini is determined not to become another statistic of early marriage. Through her role as a Community Correspondent, she not only documents stories of people in her community but also strives to empower her community by encouraging awareness and learning. In this video Rohini shows us how different groups  in Bahutej District, Maharashtra are being affected by the lack of rainfall. As most agriculture in the area is rain-fed, erratic patterns have become a cause for concern for farmers. Simultaneously  the quarry contractors worry that drying quarries will result in lesser work and income for them.

 

Climate Changing Communities

A Campaign to Share the Real Stories of Climate Change

Greenhouse gasses, Carbon footprints, Energy efficiency, protracted debates between politicians and thinkers. Is this what you think of when you think of climate change? For most people climate change is something that lies in the distant future.

For people like Bhan, Devidas, Jitendra, Luxmi and their communities, who depend heavily on climate sensitive natural resources, climate change is a reality that has altered their lives drastically. Ironically, this vulnerable section of society is the one that is most excluded from policy decisions on climate change.

Through a collaborative project, Video Volunteers and the Indian Network on Ethics and Climate Change have documented the effects of climate change on local communities across 14 states in India. This Web show is a compilation of the 18 videos that were created by Community Correspondents across the country. The videos make it very clear that the ground reality of climate change cannot be ignored any longer and that India must incorporate this reality in a strong policy to tackle climate change and assist those affected by it.

You've heard what the climate change experts have to say. Now you can see the stories of those directly affected by climate change. To ensure that these voices are heard and included in the climate change discussion, we ask you to forward this webpage to others, particularly organisations that work with climate change.

Creative ways of learning in Samastipur, Bihar.

 
/ February 1, 2023

This school in Patori Subdivision in Samastipur District, Bihar, is an example of creative learning.

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16 families from Odisha's Sundergarh district were paying taxes for a piece of land allotted to them 22 years ago through government schemes. But in reality the land was allotted only on paper. They did not even know the location of the land for which they had been paying taxes...

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