30 December 2014
The third longest river in India, the Narmada is not only considered to be sacred but also a lifeline of Central India. Another interesting fact about the river is its east-to-west flow, seen in just two rivers in the country. However, the Narmada now faces a threat from increased human activities...
08 December 2014
Madhya Pradesh has the largest area under forests in India. Incidently, Madhya Pradesh is also the first state to have the State Action Plan on Climate Change. It is a well known fact that forests play a pivotal role in the fight against climate change. Madhya Pradesh with a solid forest cover are...
28 November 2014
Bhopal is known as a city of lakes. The lakes not only provide the residents with drinking water but also remain a main attraction for leisure activities for tourists and Bhopalis. At the same time, the lakes provide livelihood opportunities to communities of boatmen, fishermen as well as those who...
09 October 2014
A Cleanliness drive A Cleanliness drive in Environment planning and Coordination Organisation (EPCO) has been organised on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, 2nd October 2014. This was in the follow up of the national level cleanliness drive initiated by Hon. Prime Minister of India. Mr. Ajatashatru Shrivastav,...
07 October 2014
Climate change has transformed itself from myth to reality. The discrepancies in the weather and the seasons are becoming more prominent as time passes by. India has been facing some major climatic variations. Places like Delhi have still not received a proper monsoon, whereas northeast India has...
04 September 2014
The vast expanse of Narmada river. The river is a source of livelihoods of many Narmada is the most important river in Madhya Pradesh. It is the fifth largest river in India, the river plays a great role in agriculture, fisheries, forestry and related livelihood generation activities in the state. The challenge of climate change is visible on Narmada and nearby villages,...
30 July 2014
This photo-story features the farmers of Raisen and Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. This photo-story shows the changes that climate change is bringing on to the cropping patterns. Around ten years back, Soyabean was the main crop that being cultivated in the area. Soyabean falls under the...
31 May 2014
Each year rainfall in Puri district of Odisha is becoming more erratic. Residents of the coastal state have to deal with waterlogged fields and homes for months, only for it to be replaced by scarcity as the water recedes. Women have been hit hardest by the extreme weather conditions. Many have to...
14 May 2014
CDKN research partner SEEDS has produced a photo essay showing the challenges of climate change in a village in Leh, India. Here, flash flooding in 2010 led to loss of lives and damage to infrastructure. The essays shows the participatory research and planning process subsequently undertaken by the...
11 February 2014
For 25 years, photographer Peter Essick has traveled the world for National Geographic magazine, with many of his recent assignments focusing on the causes and consequences of climate change. In a Yale Environment 360 photo essay, Essick presents some of the images he took while on assignment in...