June 16, 2021

When hazards overlap – flood preparedness during pandemic

Planning and preparedness for floods during the pandemic should be tailor-made for regions, as the impact would be different across flood typologies

June 14, 2021

Mandatory registering on Co-WIN hampers universal vaccination

Erratic mobile connectivity, digital illiteracy and lack of devices to access the portal have made inclusivity in vaccination impossible in remote villages of Odisha

June 9, 2021

Bihar floods and COVID-19 – Is there a connection?

As available data point to a probable connection between floods and a higher incidence of positive coronavirus cases, the overlap needs to be considered in planning for 2021 monsoon

April 21, 2021

Community restores grasslands, makes village drought-resilient

Grasslands conservation, initiated to ensure water availability has increased the water table, resulting in reverse migration and cultivation of crops, and prevention of soil erosion

April 16, 2021

Community ensures forest protection and sustainable management

Van panchayats, which are local forest management institutions with elected representatives, ensure protection of forests by reviving and conserving water sources and by adopting fire prevention measures

April 14, 2021

Where are the women in water governance?

Women contribute equally to livelihood activities involving water. Yet they are absent in the decision-making processes, since only domestic water management is seen as their responsibility

April 12, 2021

Self-help groups effect social change in villages

Freeing themselves from the restraints of veils, rural women have become empowered to make financial contributions to the household and raise their voice for village needs

April 7, 2021

Community prevents pollution, keeps lake clean

By taking all possible preventive measures, community ensures Tsogmo Lake, a popular tourist destination in Sikkim with rich biodiversity, remains tidy and pollution free

March 22, 2021

Administrators hope to appease relocated tribes of Simlipal

With International Forest Day, observed on 21 March, and news of forest fires in Simlipal, the biosphere's administrators hope to change mindset of relocated forest dwellers with education and employment

March 19, 2021

Community involvement improves waste management

With awareness lacking in rural areas, waste management is an issue, especially in tourist attractions. A multi-stakeholder model, with the community at the helm shows the way