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Biodiversity

Grassroot environmentalists

Almost invisible, the road cleaners sweep Delhi’s roads before the busy traffic on M G Road litters them again Photographs by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri Also read: Earth crusaders

Grassroot environmentalists

A battery operated electric rickshaw in Dwarka, covers short distances without polluting. Its a battery operated vehicle with advanced technological features. These e-rickshaws are zero-carbon emitters Photographs by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri Also read: Earth crusaders

Grassroot environmentalists

A gardener at a nursery in Delhi not only cares for the plants, but is responsible for the green belt that purifies the air Photographs by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri Also read: Earth crusaders

Grassroot environmentalists

In a small town in Gujarat villagers make their living by making earthen pots for drinking water storage and refrigerators. These cooling boxes can be used to store drinking water as well as storing food. They call these cooling boxes mitticool Photographs by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri Also read: Earth crusaders

Grassroot environmentalists

A farmer in Rajasthan prepares the desert soil and turns it into a fertile ground for growing crops Photographs by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri Also read: Earth crusaders

Grassroot environmentalists

It is their job to sift through countless wrappers, cardboards, paper bags and plastic for recycling Photographs by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri Also read: Earth crusaders

Grassroot environmentalists

Plastic refuse collected near Rajghat after segregation, which again goes to Punjab for recycling Photographs by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri Also read: Earth crusaders

Grassroot environmentalists

Waste pickers at the Okhla landfill collect garbage and segregate it into recyclable and non-recyclable waste Photographs by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri Also read: Earth crusaders

Earth crusaders

Issue Date: Apr 21, 2012
Earth Day special  

Tree cheers

Author(s): Diya Das
Issue Date: Apr 30, 2012
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