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Saving Chorao through its people
Located just 5 km away from the capital city of Panaji, Chorao island, along the Mandovi river, is one of the largest islands in Goa. The island has a unique ecosystem that is different from the other sanctuaries in the state.
makarandpurohit  posted 6 days 7 hours ago

Palk Bay: Trawled and damaged
The Palk Bay is an ecological paradise located between the island nation of Sri Lanka and the South East Peninsula India. The region separates the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu from the northern parts of Sri Lanka.
makarandpurohit  posted 2 weeks 4 days ago

Conserving Palk Bay
The Palk Bay is a 15,000 sq km biodiversity conglomeration nestled between the island nation of Sri Lanka and South East Peninsula India with a coastal length of 250 km on the Indian side. 
makarandpurohit  posted 2 weeks 4 days ago

Waiting for water
In the early hours, the villagers of Khalabari, a tribal-dominated village in the Dumuripadar gram panchayat of Koraput district in Odisha step out of their houses for bringing wood and drinking water. The road to the forest where the water is available is rocky.
makarandpurohit  posted 1 month 1 day ago

The jewels of Pardi Kupi
Pearl farmer Sanjay Gandate (33) was waiting for my arrival at his house in Pardi Kupi in the Naxal-affected Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra. I had missed my early morning bus to Pardi Kupi and took an autorickshaw instead to reach the village. Sanjay greeted me and took me to Wainganga river.
makarandpurohit  posted 1 month 1 week ago

When elephants and humans cross paths
Elephants enjoy a special place in India. They play a significant role not only in the Indian ecological system but also in its cultural and religious landscape. 
makarandpurohit  posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

When women came together for water
Women of Podapathar village in Sundargarh district in Odisha have become an inspiration for millions of women in the country now, thanks to their determination to improve the drinking water situation in their village. 
makarandpurohit  posted 2 months 1 week ago

The fight for the doomed land
On January 13, 1957, the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurated the Hirakud dam, calling it the temple of modern India. It has submerged more than 360 villages (1,23,000 acres of land) and displaced 26,561 families.
makarandpurohit  posted 2 months 1 week ago

Western Ghats: The green gold of India
The Western Ghats is one of the eight hotspots of biological diversity in the world and is spread across six states—Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The forests in the Western Ghats are the water towers of peninsular India.
makarandpurohit  posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

Ousteri lake needs help!
Ousteri lake is the largest water body in the Puducherry region.
makarandpurohit  posted 2 months 4 weeks ago

A fishing holiday for marine health
"The world has enough for everyone's needs, but not enough for everyone's greed”--Mahatma Gandhi 
makarandpurohit  posted 3 months 2 days ago

Let the river flow
One of the tributaries of the Yamuna, the Ken, is a major river of the Bundelkhand region of central India and flows through two states, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. River Ken regulates groundwater recharge and provides vegetation found on its banks.
makarandpurohit  posted 3 months 1 week ago

Mangroves: The green coast guard
In our effort to make space for infrastructural developments, India's green cover is declining at an alarming rate. The overall mangrove cover in the country stands at 4,740 sq. km., which is 0.14 sq. km of India’s overall geographical area. 
makarandpurohit  posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

Minimising bycatch
Fishing trawlers symbolise industrial-scale fishing which is lucrative in the present day market. These machines that catch fish in huge numbers are said to be a boon to the sector’s economy but a closer look at the figures show that these modes of mass fishing may not be as efficient as they may seem to appear.
makarandpurohit  posted 4 months 1 week ago

To some, floods can be good news
Floods are generally considered destructive but in some cases, overflowing rivers have the potential to create wetlands. These wetlands can serve as agreeable landscapes that turn resourceful due to the multiple functions it can host. The Kanwar Lake in Bihar is a striking example of this shared, altering landscapes. 
makarandpurohit  posted 4 months 2 weeks ago

How a poor labourer became a rich farmer
Vasant Baburao Parkale, a 52-year-old farmer, has become a role model for many farmers in the drought-prone Marathwada region. His determination and the will to excel in life have helped him to transform his dreams into reality.
makarandpurohit  posted 4 months 3 weeks ago

The Little Rann of Kutch
How often does one get to experience a terrain that is as dramatically transformative as The Little Rann of Kutch? With changing seasons, it adorns itself with different landscapes, thus, completely shifting shape, its functions and appeal. 
makarandpurohit  posted 5 months 5 hours ago

Floating national park calls for help
In a country as diverse as India where the mountain meets the ocean and deserts blend into forests, one hallmark of beauty that is often left out of the travel catalogues is the outstanding Loktak lake in Manipur. 
makarandpurohit  posted 5 months 6 days ago

Managing willows in Wular lake
The devastating flood in 2015 in the Kashmir valley affected more than 2.5 lakh houses and displaced about 5.5 lakh people. The economic loss was massive.   Many researchers and experts believe that careful conservation and protection of the lakes, ponds and wetlands in the Kashmir valley could have reduced the scale of the devastation to a large extent. 
makarandpurohit  posted 5 months 1 week ago

The good clams of Ashtamudi
Spanning an area of 61 sq km, the Ashtamudi lake is considered the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala. While the lake on the outside radiates with natural beauty, there is a notable treasure nesting deep within its waters--the short-neck clams.
makarandpurohit  posted 5 months 2 weeks ago