Divya N

Taking advantage of the simple concept of gravity
Tribal communities in remote villages of the Eastern Ghats now have water round the clock due to a simple water system that uses no electricity. Divya N posted 7 years 7 months ago
A standpost in Pakabu village
The challenged coasts of India: A report
The report highlights how degradation of the coastal environment has reached alarming proportions, closely reflecting the urban population explosion and rapid and unplanned urbanisation. Divya N posted 7 years 11 months ago
Fishing, an important coastal activity
Battling water scarcity with borewell recharge
“Best practices in water management are too scattered, and results are not clearly visible. A model village would be ideal to spread awareness”, says Devaraja Reddy, a hydrogeologist in Chitradurga. Divya N posted 7 years 11 months ago
Basavaraj on his field in Chitradurga
No toilet, no job
Panchayat presidents of Namakkal district get people to build toilets at home by banning them from work until they do so. Divya N posted 7 years 11 months ago
Billboard declaring Thipramahadevi Pudhur ODF
Poisonous cocktail in the Cauvery
Leachate from thermal plants in Mettur flows straight into the Cauvery river polluting cotton fields along the way. What else is this affecting? Divya N posted 8 years 1 month ago
Mettur is now home to many ash ponds
Neighbour's envy, user's pride!
Basavaraj's house in drought-prone Chitradurga district in Karnataka is mostly self-sufficient for water. Was it serendipity, luck or something more? Divya N posted 8 years 1 month ago
Basavaraj's water-sufficient house in Chitradurga
"Ultra Mega Power" to destroy!
The film 'Kaayal Kadhaigal' meaning 'stories from the lagoon', shows how Cheyyur's flourishing fishing and agricultural practices, could soon end due to an upcoming coal power plant. Divya N posted 8 years 2 months ago
One of Cheyyur's productive lagoons
Plastic bags don't just pollute, they kill!
The Olive Ridley sea turtle, which has been in existence for millions of years, has now become a critically endangered species because of increased coastal development and human activity. Divya N posted 8 years 2 months ago
Hatchlings ready for safe release into the sea
Coastal coal plants choke Chennai water resource hub
Dead fish floating on the Ennore water creek are the least of the locals worries. Toxic metals, which are poisonous, radioactive and cancerous are a far greater concern. Divya N posted 8 years 2 months ago
The NTPC Power Plant in Ennore
Do we need so much energy?
"Understanding the legitimate demand for electricity is key in reducing the burden on water resources in India", says Shankar Sharma, a power policy analyst. Divya N posted 8 years 9 months ago
Effluents greatly affect marine life