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May 25, 2017
Drought in the Western Ghats: Isha Foundation's objections and the Firstpost responseOn 16 May, Firstpost published an article titled 'Encroachments in elephant corridor lead to human-animal conflicts' by Anand Kumar, as part of a series on the drought in the Western Ghats
May 19, 2017
Drought in the Western Ghats Part 8: Water wars erupt as sources dry up in Andhra Pradesh, TelanganaThe last week of April and the first week of May witnessed water wars over the two major reservoirs built on the Krishna river – Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar – with both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana vying for more share even though the reservoirs were at dead storage levels.
May 16, 2017
Drought in the Western Ghats Part 7: Encroachments in elephant corridor lead to human-animal conflictsCommercial establishments, schools, homes and even a spiritual guru have invaded the Elephant Corridor in Tamil Nadu’s Western Ghats.
May 15, 2017
Drought in the Western Ghats Part 6: Tamil Nadu's over-dependence on ground water has left it parchedTamil Nadu has very few perennial rivers; it's mostly seasonal rivers, fed by rainfall, that irrigate large swathes of the state. Without its ground water, the state cannot survive
May 11, 2017
Drought in the Western Ghats Part 4: In Kerala's Wayanad, acute water scarcity leading to man-animal conflictThe problem in Wayanad is worse than in other places, because it's well-known for its spices cultivation since the time of the British Raj, and is one place where the divide between forest land and human settlements is still very vague
May 10, 2017
Drought in the Western Ghats Part 3: Ambulance service supplies water to 700 families in Kerala's KottayamA man with an ambulance brings water free of cost to 700 families in Kottayam, Kerala, as the effects of drought and destruction of the Western Ghats depletes groundwater reserves in the state.
May 09, 2017
Drought in the Western Ghats Part 2: How deforestation saved ecologically-sensitive hills in KeralaVillagers and women's groups in the Pangode village in Kerala's Western Ghats have organised large protests over the last six months, petitioning the government over one solitary demand: To remove acacia and eucalyptus trees
May 08, 2017
Drought in the Western Ghats Part 1: Urbanisation demands see hills sacrificed to whims of mining, industry lobbiesThe towering Western Ghats, one of the world's largest natural areas of biodiversity, and providing magnificent green cover over south India, is under threat. And with its destruction, south India is becoming more and more parched every year
May 02, 2017
Maharasthra lost forests 660 times iconic Oval Maidan of Mumbai in seven yearsThe sate of Maharashtra lost 58.81 square kilometres (14,532 acres) of green cover in the seven years from 2005-06 to 2011-12, a first-of-its-kind satellite mapping of the state has revealed.
Apr 29, 2017
Kerala drought: Preservation of Western Ghats key to prevent water crisis in the long runThe rain god has spurned Kerala, endowed with 44 rivers and many backwaters, but the disaster is as much to do with nature as with humans.