by Nikhil Nikam As we all know, in the early stages of COVID-19 in 2020, there was no vaccine or treatment available to protect people against infection. As infections increased, the government implemented lockdowns, closed borders, and imposed travel limits to prevent the virus from spreading—all of these preventive measures to keep the epidemic under […]

by Tanmay Pisolkar The state of Maharashtra has a wide range of rainfall patterns, ranging from 6000mm to 500mm. With 82 percent of the rural population reliant on agriculture for a living, even small changes in this diversified regional and yearly rainfall result in different crop yields. Groundwater is the major source of irrigation, covering […]

by Jyothirmayee Kandula, Srinivas Reddy and Anil Kumar Raising daily wage work is the second-highest source of income, followed by agriculture. However, as agriculture becomes less remunerative due to an increase in the cost of cultivation and fewer crop returns from climate change, alternate livelihoods for household (HH) income gain a prime role. It is especially […]

A study of the effectiveness of nearly two decades of nature based and human-centered interventions exemplifying the Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) approach. by Shreya Banerjee and Sonal Alvares In sharing this case study, we hope to demonstrate the potential of EbA to create a much needed change-for-the-better in the lives of marginalized rural communities in India. […]

by Anshuman Panda, Shyna Dudeja and Rishu Garg South Odisha, mainly falling under the Eastern Ghats, is geologically part of the ancient landmass of Gondwanaland. The region is particularly vulnerable to climate, regularly frequented by concurrent droughts and cyclones. In total, 11 villages, remotely located in the area of Gunnupur block in Rayagada district, were […]

by Ajit Jadhav Global warming has been affecting human lives worldwide, but this is occurring more rapidly in recent years due to various human activities. The earth’s temperature has increased by 1.5 degrees, leading to change in weather conditions and subsequently affecting the amount of rainfall in a year (Gao, Y., Gao, X., & Zhang, […]

by Arun Dahale Every single drop of water should be used efficiently. Maharashtra is an Indian state particularly vulnerable to climate change and facing water scarcity, especially in rural areas. In 2016, Latur city ran out of water, and a special train had to be arranged to supply water for drinking. In the summer season, […]

by Bhakti Harchekar While agriculture is the main occupation of majority in India, and employs more than 50% of its population, contributing to approximately 18% of its GDP, it is still plagued with many problems & challenges. Small and fragmented land holdings of marginal farmers, expensive nature and inadequate  access to agri inputs like manures, […]

A study of the effectiveness of nearly two decades of nature based and human centered interventions exemplifying the Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) approach. by Dada Dadas and Sonal Alvares In sharing this case study, we hope to demonstrate the potential of EbA to create a much needed change-for-the-better in the lives of marginalised rural communities across […]

by Ankita Yadav Groundwater pollution has become a serious concern worldwide, the anthropogenic and geo-genic (natural phenomena) pressures being the major reasons. Human lifestyles in residential and municipal areas, commercial and industrial activities and the growing demand for agriculture are the main contributors to groundwater contamination. India is the largest consumer of groundwater with an […]