Rayagada District

Odisha tribals humour changing skies with mixed platters
The Kondh tribes believe that the more one visits the farm, the better the crops will be because the bond between man, land and plant strengthens. Mixed cropping furthers this thought. Manu Moudgil posted 5 years ago

Bamboo trees bloomed with long wispy spikes weighing heavy on the stalks. While it might've made for a pretty picture, Loknath Nauri knew it would be a tough year. “More the density of the flowers, the more severe the drought we face,” he says. This was in March 2015 in the forests of southern Odisha.

Aadi Kumbruka with various types of legumes, millets, oilseeds and corns grown on his farm.
Vedanta loses the bauxite battle
News this week - No bauxite from Niyamgiri, Delhi government to incentivise solar power and amphibian species near extinction. ravleen posted 7 years 4 months ago

Dongria Kondhs win the mining battle

 Niyamgiri hills Source: Amnesty International
Forest panel rejects highly opposed dam projects in the Northeast
Forest panel rejects dams in the Northeast, government releases new poverty statistics and citizens' refuse the '24x7' water supply scheme are the highlights of this week's news. ravleen posted 7 years 5 months ago

Forest Advisory Committee rejects the controversial Tipaimukh and Dibang hydro-electric projects

The idyllic Barak river (source: Wikimedia)
The Dongria Kondhs' tribals bring the judiciary down on its knees
Niyamgiri tribals' decision to veto mining, environment degradation's effect on the country's GDP and Maharashtra's carbon trading scheme are the highlights of this week's news. ravleen posted 7 years 5 months ago

Dongria Kondh tribals stand firm against mining of Niyamgiri

Celebration Dance (Source: Wikimedia)
JK Paper Ltd, Orissa conducts water conservation activities as a corporate initiative (2007)
JK Industries, a major paper manufacturer, reuses water used in manufacturing processes, thus reducing the plant's need for fresh water and also reducing discharge from the plant Rama Mani posted 11 years 7 months ago

This presentation informs of the efforts made by JK Industries, a major paper manufacturer, for reuse of the water used in manufacturing processes, thus reducing the plant's need for supplies of fresh water and also reducing discharge from the plant.