Back to resources

Breaking their shells

Climate & Biodiversity | Mar 8, 2007

IN THE northern plains of Bihar, which are so used to being part of a flood economy that the railway stations have permanent stalls for flood relief personnel, we at Arghyam are supporting a small, yet bold, initiative in the districts of Madhubani, Sahara, Supaul and Khagaria.
A small, but committed group of five NGOs have come under the banner Maegh Pyne Abhiyan to work with the leftover
people live on the embankments of canals during the flood season.

View PDF

More like this

Others  |  Climate & Biodiversity  |  Laayak

Grey Matters - Conversations with Women Leaders Defying Ageism in the Pandemic

This is an edited version of Rohini Nilekani’s conversation with Arundhati Nag, Geetha Narayanan, Nirupama Menon Rao, and Rekha Menon on defying agism in the pandemic. In this session on BIC Streams: Grey Matters, these iconic Bengaluru women, now in their 60’s or more address issues of ageism, sexism, and the uncharted future. As leaders […]
Aug 12, 2020 |

Climate & Biodiversity

Answer is blowin' in the wind - Today, the situation is such that even the mighty Cauvery is not enough to slake the thirst of this city.

In all the crises that have overtaken the city, one that looms grey and large is the effect of excess ram. Overflowing lakes, tanks and drains have almost made us forget that other and worse crisis that often affects the city – water scarcity. When rainfall is inadequate, the water supply dries up alarmingly. And […]
Dec 18, 2005 | Article

Climate & Biodiversity

Unveiling grandeur of Sahyadris

MAGNIFICENT”, “awe-some”, “breathtaking” are the words which come to mind if you happen to take in the vision the Malabar coast of Southern India along the Arabian Sea, wherein lies a range of mountains known as the Western Ghats or Sahyadris. One can’t but marvel at the painstaking effort of Kamal Bawa, a professor in […]
Sep 29, 2005 | Books

Climate & Biodiversity

Our Cities, Our Rivers: Re-imagining the Relationship

As 1.3 billion people seek better lives in a monsoon-dependent economy, the white and green revolutions may have produced grains and milk, but water is in some parts of India today more expensive and less accessible than milk. Ground water resources are depleting. NIITI Ayog sees a crisis by 2020. Where do we stand? How […]
Feb 9, 2019 | Panel Discussions