For women of the village, the revival of water bodies improved groundwater recharge, making their lives much easier in the process. ...

In the last 20 years, Newadkar has created a generation of local citizens that are environmentally sensitive and are actively involved in the conservation process. Newadkar says that every villager has become a stakeholder in conservation efforts. ...

While floods ravaged most of the city and destroyed people’s homes, Pawar recalls being surprised that his fishing village, Bhandup, a primarily Indigenous suburb, escaped the worst. Mangrove forests surround the village and cushion it from floods. ...

Although government led transplantation failed because of unscientific methods, this citizen led initiative proved them wrong. ...