A Gift to Earth: Restoring land, water and lives in rural OdishaMULTIMEDIA
Rapid deforestation and changes in land use pattern dried up the water sources in the mountainous villages of Kalahandi in rural Odisha. In 2018, Interglobe Foundation partnered with Gram Vikas to bring back the forests, springs and life to the hill communities. Over the last two years, five village communities have gone over and beyond their initial promise of 65,000 saplings. They have instead raised and planted more than 81,000 saplings which will regenerate 215 acres of land. Watch the video on how an afforestation initiative created local livelihoods for women, ensures water conservation and regenerates land.
Closed Borders, Lost Jobs and Uncertain Futures: The pandemic unsettles migrant lives.
A video story on how the COVID-19 pandemic is unsettling the lives of migrant workers and their families in rural Odisha, India.
Kitchen gardens keep families fed and healthy during the lockdown
Food from the backyard gardens are keeping families fed during the pandemic related lockdown.
Babita finds a livelihood opportunity in preventing the coronavirus spread
Women in villages of Odisha are using their time to make protective gear to keep their communities safe while earning an income.