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Flood-resistant rice fights for survival

In north Bihar, where floods devastate standing crops with increasing regularity in an era of climate change, a marginalised community is fighting all odds to protect an indigenous flood-resistant variety of rice

Sahorwa village is caught between the embankments of two major rivers in North Bihar. With the Kosi River’s west embankment to its east and Kamla Balan River’s east embankment to its west…Read More

Green mini-grids support disaster relief during Bihar floods

Decentralised solar mini-grids ensured that relief and rescue operations were not hampered during the Bihar floods, in addition to providing a regular and reliable source of electricity to power-starved villages

Ashish Mishra recalled how a renewable energy-based mini-grid proved to be boon while managing relief and rescue operations last month when the devastating floods…Read More