Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 16:00
Separated geographically by hundreds of miles, the drylands of Kutch in Gujarat and the wetlands of Sundarbans are bound by similarities in the effect climate change has on the farmers and fishermen.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 13:40
To protect the ecologically-fragile islands of Sundarbans from noise and air pollution caused by motorised `jugaad` vans, an alternative public transport model has been built using solar-powered electric vehicles.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 12:34
To save themselves from grave health risks, conservative Vaishnavite families of Sundarbans are fighting religious restrictions which forced them to drink from contaminated pond water instead of hand pumps as it contain leather parts.
Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 16:04
Climate change is inspiring farmers in Sundarbans to dig into their history to a time when their forefathers grew indigenous varieties of rice using green manure.
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 12:20
The teachers of Durbachati Milan Vidyapith and local activists teach students how to do the cleaning part themselves and even raise funds for the purpose.
Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 16:51
A number of environmental threats including that of climate change and man-animal conflict are driving villagers in Sundarban islands towards madness and even suicide.
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 15:21
Frequent climatic shocks in the form of cyclones and floods in Sundarbans is playing havoc with the health of 4.5 million villagers staying in the fragile islands, experts say.
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 15:31
A group of villagers in the Sundarbans have started running a groundwater treatment plant on their own.
Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 12:12
Industries located along the Gangetic delta in Haldia, Kolkata and its outskirts are polluting the fragile ecosystem of Sundarbans, home to 40 lakh people and the Royal Bengal Tiger, a latest study says.
Last Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 14:04
These toilets comprise of closed enclosure on a raised platform above two chambers, one in use and one composting that stores excreta.
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 17:06
Aware that the only weapon they have to fight climate change are mangrove swamps, villagers in Sundarbans are now gradually rediscovering their love for the trees with some even selling off cattle which damage the plantation.
Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013, 13:09
A species of mangrove grass, which has so far been left unused by islanders in the Sundarbans, can now be utilised to prepare a cheap and eco-friendly feed for freshwater prawns.
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