West Bengal

Climate change and transition in cropping patterns in West Bengal
Crop choice decisions made by the farmers largely depend on the infrastructure facilities, technology applied and ecological conditions Posted on 26 May, 2022 01:35 PM

With changing climatic and market conditions, Indian agriculture sector needs appropriate transition in cropping patterns to ensure sustainability in growth of the sector and inclusiveness of land-constrained farmers in the intensification process.

The presence of infrastructure facilities influence crop choice in favour of non-foodgrains (Image: UN Women/Ashutosh Negi)
Eastern India highly vulnerable to climate change, says study
Study analyses the historical climate and projects, the temperature and rainfall of the four eastern states Posted on 23 Mar, 2022 10:46 AM

Climate data gathering at the district level is essential for risk planning, developing coping strategies, and adaptation, especially considering that the impacts of climate variability, climate change, and extreme events are visible globally and in India.

Climate projections for the eastern states at the district level for the period 2021–2050 (the 2030s) indicate a warmer and wetter future (Image: Save the Children)
A tool for crop choice integrates gender and farmer's preferences
Model used to explore consequences of different crop choices on income, gender-specific labour, use of inputs and markets Posted on 06 Mar, 2022 10:55 AM

An inclusive participatory approach to facilitate the inclusion of marginalised individuals and groups, including women and the very poor, in agricultural intensification processes was developed as a part of a project undertaken in West Bengal, India and Bangladesh

Promoting socially inclusive and sustainable agricultural intensification in West Bengal and Bangladesh (Image: ACIAR)
Urban green finance: Case of Hyderabad and Kolkata
Urban green finance flows require the integration of both vertical and horizontal levels of governance Posted on 08 Dec, 2021 12:29 PM

Around 40% of India’s population will live in cities by 2036, according to government projections, but climate change is already exposing these urban areas to extreme water and heat stress.

The pandemic has amplified the need to undertake sustainable activities at the city level (Image: CCFLA)
Disasters build on the impacts of the past
A new UN University report indicates how disasters around the world are interconnected Posted on 13 Sep, 2021 04:17 PM

A new report, Interconnected Disaster Risks 2020/2021, released recently by the United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) viewed di

When a cyclone and a pandemic combine (Image: UNU-EHS/Tanmay Chakraborty)
Mobilising communities against encroachment of water bodies
Pushing urban local governments to take adequate steps to protect water bodies Posted on 20 Aug, 2021 07:25 PM

Tapas Das, a river and wat

Tapan Dighi (Image: Tapan Dighi Bachao Facebook Page)
The lessons learnt from Cyclone Yaas
Tropical cyclones are expected to increase in intensity with climate change Posted on 31 May, 2021 11:03 PM

On May 26, Cyclone Yaas from the Bay of Bengal hit the coast in Bhadrak district near the Bahanaga block north of Dhamra port

Cyclone Yaas slammed into the north Odisha coast near Balasore on May 26, 2021 (Image: NASA Earth Observatory)
Fostering rural livelihoods post COVID
Income loss top concern for rural communities, says study Posted on 18 May, 2021 09:09 PM

As per a new study conducted by the Indian School of Development Management (ISDM) and IIMPACT, an NGO loss of income and livelihood are among the top concerns for rural communities struggling to cope with the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Must have protocols for timely action and outreach in times of need (Image: DMD, Government of Bihar)
Are solar powered irrigation systems scalable in India?
Compendium on solar-powered irrigation in India Posted on 20 Mar, 2021 09:38 AM

Article by: Sakshi Saini and Paresh B Shirsath

 Solar power has huge potential for application in the agriculture sector, especially in the irrigation space. (Image: IWMI)
Ganga's riverine communities in troubled waters
The fishing community is the most vulnerable as its members come into direct contact with the river water and thus, suffer the maximum impact of pollution. Posted on 01 Sep, 2020 03:04 PM

A large section of the population living in the Ganga river basin still depends on the river for daily use activities and livelihood. Hence, the cleaning of the Ganga river’s water and making it safe for use remains a major goal for policymakers.

There is a need to formalise the traditional occupation of riverine fishing by providing proper licensing facilities to allow for targeted policies for the community in order to mitigate the livelihood challenges being faced by it. (Image: Pikrepo)
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