Author: Basudev Mahapatra

Act now to spur urban climate resilience

Like most cities in India, Bhubaneswar is being driven to its knees due to extreme rainfall and intolerable temperatures, underscoring the urgent need for climate-smart urban planning

After intense overnight showers, Bhubaneswar woke up on Saturday morning with half the city under water. The situation at Odisha’s capital is many ways typifies poor urban management in the country…Read More

Community protection holds hope for Simlipal sanctuary

Impacted by climate change and human activity, hope for the Similipal biosphere reserve in the eastern state of Odisha has now come from protection offered by area residents

Standing in the backyard garden of his thatched house near the core area of the Similipal national park, Shyam Ho of Kusumi village recalled his childhood when the forest…Read More

Traditional tribal farming shows way to climate-smart agriculture

The practice of planting a wide variety of crops by Odisha’s Dongria Kondh tribe could hold the key to strengthen climate-smart agriculture in a state that has been buffeted by recurrent droughts and erratic rainfall

Although crops failed in large parts of Odisha in 2017 due to pest attacks, prolonged periods of dryness and untimely rainfall, the Dongria Kondhs…Read More