Author: Mohd Imran Khan

Disappearing ponds destroying Bihar

Rampant encroachment and filling up of water bodies across Bihar are stymieing efforts at rainwater harvesting and floodwater management, making the province vulnerable to climate shocks

At a time when there’s a focus on conserving and creating more water bodies for rainwater harvesting and climate resilience across India, a large number of ponds in Bihar is disappearing…Read More

Solar lamps transform lives of rural students and women

An initiative that empowers village women to assemble solar study lamps in rural areas, where access to electricity is poor and intermittent, has proved to be a boon to students and poor households

Even a few years ago, Neetu Devi, Sanju Devi and Anita Devi would have never imagined that they would earn a livelihood by assembling solar lamps that help children to study in villages…Read More

Litchi orchards wilt under changing climate

Fluctuating weather patterns have started impacting the famous litchi orchards of Muzaffarpur in Bihar, resulting in poor harvests and decreased sweetness of the fruit

When litchi trees flowered well in March, farmers Ravinder Singh and Surender Yadav anticipated that the fruit harvest would be good. By the second week of June, they were bitterly disappointed…Read More

Climate change threatens dolphin habitats in Ganga

The Gangetic river dolphins are being pushed to extinction due to increased pollution, decreased water flow and shrinking fish populations in the Ganga

The already endangered Gangetic river dolphins are facing a clear and present danger from climate change, which has adversely affected their habitat. The Gangetic dolphins in different parts of Bihar are now fighting for survival…Read More