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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

No bridges over troubled waters

Bigger floods and increased erosion due to climate change are threatening and damaging river bridges in Bihar, in some places forcing people to fall back on temporary pontoon bridges

Every January, fishermen at Beldour and Chautam blocks in Khagaria district of Bihar take part in the rather strange practice of donating boats at the confluence of Koshi and Bagmati rivers…Read More