When India gained its freedom the government was convinced that big power projects and industries held the key to rapid growth. One such project, a dam at the foot of the Himalayas some say has caused more problems than it’s worth.
In Uttar Pradesh, we find a village with high levels of fluoride naturally occurring in the water, causing a debilitating bone disease in the residents, a water filter, however, might be the answer.
Hands-on this week comes from Jamaica, examining the devastating effects of hurricanes and looking at what can be done to roofs and banks to make them hurricane resistant.
The River Ganga is very polluted, chemical effluence from the tanneries, human sewage and decomposing bodies make it a high health risk. We see how a turtle and crocodile hatchery might just be the answer.
The elephants in West Bengal are becoming a nightmare for the locals, trampling crops and their villages. The government has set up a project, which hopes to protect both their interests.