The State Animal of West Bengal Is Endangered. And Most of Us Don’t Even Know Which Animal It Is.

What is the state animal of West Bengal? If you, like many, said tiger, you’re wrong. The animal that represents this state is the fishing cat – a unique species that is nearing extinction. But there are people in India who are doing their best to protect these cats and helping find ways to help them live alongside humans. This is how they are doing it.
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The Remote Village In Ladakh Where Kids Talk On Skype & Gaze Into Telescopes In Solar Lit Homes

People in some of the remotest villages in Ladakh have never experienced electricity in their lives. This team of changemakers is giving a whole new meaning to tourism. They have constructed an advanced, technology-friendly E-base and have also set up three Solar DC Microgrids. Read more about the sustainable impact these "tourists" have created.

Reviving The Green Cover In The Kanha-Pench Wildlife Corridor, One Sapling At A Time

Deforestation in the country is not news anymore. With rapid industrialization and rising needs, we have been cutting down trees for quite some time. Now there is an immediate need to bring back the green cover, and Vodafone India, along with Grow-Trees, has taken a positive step in this direction. They have started planting 300,000 trees along the Kanha-Pench corridor. The saplings selected are of native and useful species in order to create an extra income source for the villagers. Here we profile the salient features of this initiative, which can serve as a case study for more projects of a similar nature.

They Have Saved 12 Leopard Cubs, 1000s of Other Animals & Educated 20,000 People About Wildlife

Concerned about the human-wildlife conflicts and the poor awareness on how to deal with it, Suresh Kumar and Jaishankar started Vanamitra to teach people to co-exist with the wild. They have reunited 12 leopard cubs with their mothers, rescued several specieis of wildlife and sensitized over 20,000 people about wildlife conservation. Read more about their amazing and daring initiatives and how they do it.
J M Garg

He Created A Database That Gives You Access To Over 8,000 Flora Species In India

J.M. Garg sets an example of how a hobby can turn into something big and useful. What started as a project to fuel his passion for Indian flora has now turned into a large platform for people to talk about over 8,000 flora species in India, with a pool of more than 1,60,000 interesting pictures. Know more about Garg and his story of starting efloraofindia.
Kallanai Dam

One Of The Oldest In The World, This Dam Exemplifies The Amazing Engineering Marvels Of India

Built around 2,000 years ago across the Cauveri River in Tiruchirapalli District of Tamil Nadu, the Kallanai Dam is still in excellent condition and used as a major irrigation dam even now. The dam has been inspiration to many modern day dams too due to amazing engineering. Read more to know about this unique example of the amazing architecture and engineering of ancient India.