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Wildlife Week 2019: Indian fisherfolk transitioning away from tradition is affecting fisheries nationwide
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Wildlife Week 2019: Indian fisherfolk transitioning away from tradition is affecting fisheries nationwide

Commercial, industrialized fishing operations seek out migrant labour to fill their large manpower needs.

Bundelkhand reels under water crisis even as politicians offer few solutions during 2019 general elections
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Bundelkhand reels under water crisis even as politicians offer few solutions during 2019 general elections

In most Bundelkhand villages, women fetch water four to five times a day from hand pumps installed at least one to two kilometres away from their homes. Voters say politicians meanwhile prefer to play the caste card to come to power.

How the British transformed, subjugated the Punjab through canals — and left it vulnerable to external shocks
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How the British transformed, subjugated the Punjab through canals — and left it vulnerable to external shocks

History’s rhythmic drumbeats echo loudly in the Indus valley, and in how the British transformed a community-based rural economy (one that was arguably ill-equipped to make that transition) to a market-based economy, and left it vulnerable to external shocks.

Assam’s rhino habitats are being overtaken by invasive plant species; will timely solutions be found?
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Assam’s rhino habitats are being overtaken by invasive plant species; will timely solutions be found?

Each of Assam state’s four rhino reserves currently faces threats from invasive plants including Parthenium, Mimosa, Mikania and water hyacinth