July 19, 2024 13:51 (IST)
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Women farmers in India and Pakistan look at agri-tech solutions to combat climate change, gender disparity

When Nirmala Mahanto first started farming on her in-laws' land in Keonjhar, India, she was taken aback by the back-breaking challenge of crop production. In this drought prone district of eastern India, water scarcity forces women like Nirmala to walk miles, lugging water to irrigate their lands. Agricultural cultivation in Keonjhar is mainly rainfed and as the water tables run low, any changes in rainfall have a bearing on food production.

Floods of Fury Crush Tourism Earners in India and Pakistan

Fatalism and hope hang heavy in the air as Pakistan and India battle nature’s fury dealing a big blow to the small-scale earners in the tourism industry. Iffat Hasan Rizvi, K Rajendran and Sai Manish report from the two sides of the border