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Kashmir water crisis hits at its staple: Rice

A farmer working in his rice farm in Zangam-Pattan, north Kashmir [image by: Athar Parvaiz]

Western South Asia looks set for an increasingly dry summer, with NASA predicting drought in Afghanistan over low snowfall this …

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With Low Water Reserves, A Blistering Indian Summer

Young girls at a well in Gujarat, which is already facing a water scarcity [image by: Mark Charmer]

The omens for this summer are bad in South Asia. Afghanistan received the lowest snowfall in years, spiking fears of …

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Hydropower in the Himalayas: the economics that are often ignored

The problems with resettlement and rehabilitation was one of the reasons of the escalating social costs of the Tehri dam [image by: Sharada Prasad CS]

Of all Himalayan nations, China has made the most progress towards hydropower development. This has been driven by three major …

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Rapid Industrialisation Poses Pollution Risk To The Sundarbans

The rejuvenated Mongla port is expanding very rapidly [image by: Soumya Sarkar]

Mongla port is a hive of activity. Several oceangoing vessels are anchored in the harbour and there is a steady …

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In Rural Manipur, Women Feel The Heat of Climate Change

Hmouki, a farmer in Manipur, is worried about feeding her family during the dry season [image by: by Ninglun Hanghal]

It is that time of the year when the weather is dry and windy. Hmuoki has to work even harder …

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Migration Always Good? There’s No Straight Answer

As agricultural productivity flounders in the Sundarbans, unskilled labour is all the residents have to sell [image by: Mike Prince]

By Rituparna Hajra and Tuhin Ghosh In India, 55% of male migrants send remit­tances to support households have left behind. …

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Opinion: The Madcap Scheme To Divert The Brahmaputra

A bridge over the Yarlung Tsampo / Brahmaputra, in the west of Lhasa [image by Eric/Flickr]

Last year a proposal to divert the Brahmaputra, one of Asia’s major rivers, from Tibet into Xinjiang province was posted …

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Uttarakhand Villagers Harvest Rainwater, Recharge Springs, Avoid Long Walks

In the Himalayas, most women have to walk miles on hilly terrain to fetch water as local water sources are depleting [Image by Hridayesh Joshi]

By Hridayesh Joshi Life for 29-year-old Sangeeta Devi wasn’t the same eight years ago until a huge water storage tank …

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Sinking Sundarbans Islands Underline Climate Crisis

Coastal erosion, high soil salinity and increasingly violent cyclones have forced the young out of their homes in the Sundarbans, living behind only the old people, children and women [image by: Soumya Sarkar]

By Soumya Sarkar Kalyani Mandal has gone way past hope. Living in Dhoblat Shibpur, a coastal village on Sagar Island …

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Environment And Climate Change Gets Short Shrift in Union Budget 2018

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley, (third from left) addressing a Post Budget Press Conference [image courtesy: PIB]

Soumya Sarkar, Juhi Chaudhary & Sapna Gopal As the Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley rose in Parliament to present the …

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