Ri Bhoi District

43 percent of water bodies in Meghalaya are polluted
Optimal use of water bodies for various purposes need to be explored: MCLLMP study Amita Bhaduri posted 1 week 6 days ago

Meghalaya is faced with environmental challenges and serious natural resource degradation such as forest, land and water.

Spring chamber with recharge pits (Image: Meghalaya Community Led Landscapes Management Project)
Shifting cultivation for a changing climate
The 'Jhum' farming system has been criticized as an environmentally unsustainable practice but do the strengths of the system offer a better chance in the wake of a changing climate? Usha Dewani posted 7 years 2 months ago

Shifting cultivation, locally called 'Jhum', is a widely practiced system of crop cultivation among the indigenous communities of Northeast India. While it is generally contested as a destructive method of farming, it is also argued that the system lends itself as much more than just a farming practice.

Jhum farmer sifting rice
Adapting to a changing climate
In recent years, Meghalaya has begun to face the effects of climate change. Watch how local farmers have adapted farming techniques and type of crops to accommodate these changes. Usha Dewani posted 7 years 2 months ago

Meghalaya, the wettest place in the world till date, has started facing the consequences of climate change. In the recent past, the state has seen pronounced variability in rainfall. This has given rise to myriad problems in the predominantly agricultural state.

Arecanut is susceptible to climate change impact