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India, officially the Republic of India (Hindi: Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a country in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia.

India community action[edit | edit source]

Sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

  • Deccan Development Society
  • Kalpavriksh, non-profit organisation working on environmental and social issues at local, national and global levels, primarily based in Pune with members in Delhi, Bangalore, Dehradun and elsewhere. added 15:05, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Local sustainability initiatives[edit source]

Please see our Local communities in India pages, where of course you can share any more information you may have about local sustainability initiatives.

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

India Biodiversity Portal - Defra, UK Darwin Initiative: India

Wikipedia: India, Biodiversity, Wildlife of India, Wildlife of India, Conservation, Wildlife of India, Biosphere reserves, Indian wildlife portal

Climate action[edit | edit source]

see separate article: Climate action India

Community energy[edit | edit source]

About Dharnai Live

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

India (category) on Governance wiki - IndiaUnheard, Community News Service, alternate newswire at grassroot level - wikipedia:People's Planning in Kerala

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Critical Mass bicycle rides in India

Wikipedia: Bicycle Transport in India, Cycle rickshaw Transport in India

Environment quality[edit | edit source]

More video: Cars choking Delhi's roads, 2007

River March, movement which seeks to "rejuvenate our rivers by striving to free them from encroachments, save remaining mangroves and contribute a non-polluted green environment." Mumbai

The Ugly Indian Book - wikipedia:Air pollution in India

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, professional resource organization engaged in establishing models of sustainable agriculture working in partnership with NGOs and Community Based Organizations by scaling up the successes and engaging with the establishment for a policy change - Open Source Seeds, csa-india.org - Mumbai Port Trust terrace garden - Solar cooking resources in India

Rural sustainability[edit | edit source]

Institute of Rural Management Anand, Wikipedia:Institute of Rural Management Anand - Find your feet

Sustainable livelihood[edit | edit source]

Development Alternatives Group - Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

SMV Green, Ashden Awards 2019
Author: Ashden, Jul 4, 2019
  • smvgreen.com, Varanasi based social enterprise that works to provide safe, clean and affordable mobility in the last mile transportation, assisting people from marginalized communities to get a livelihood in sustainable transport. added 11:42, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

Ecocabs, wikipedia:Fazilka#Intra-city-Ecocabs

Wikipedia: Urban public transport in India, Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) in India, Rapid transit in India, Walking in India, Waterways in India - Living root bridges

Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]

Give Me Trees Trust (also known as pedo ka aashram or monastery of trees) is a Delhi-based NGO working to plant trees with the help of community volunteers. It was founded by Peepal Baba in 1977 and registered in 2011. The Trust has planted over 20 million trees, out of which 12.5 million are Peepal and Neem trees. The trust has around 10,000 volunteers who have planted trees in multiple regions including Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi NCR, Haryana, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.

wikipedia:Jadav Payeng

Urban sustainability[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Gurgaon, Raahgiri Day: The city of Gurgaon organizes Raahgiri Day every Sunday and is modeled after Ciclovía, an event that began in Bogota, Colombia in 1976, which closes streets to cars and opens them for the exclusive use of people for running, cycling, skating, or other recreational activities. It is a concept adopted by several cities around the world. Gurgaon is the first and only city in India to hold this event. Launched in November 2013, over 2,00,000 people have participated in this event since then. Raahgiri Day is organized by a team of NGOs and citizens' groups. The NGOs associated with the event are Peddal Yatri, India Cycle Service, EMBARQ India, I am Gurgaon and Road Safety Officers.

Resources[edit | edit source]

see separate article: Resources India

News and comment[edit | edit source]

See separate article: India news

Events[edit | edit source]

2014

April 22 - 27 Neighbourhood Trees Campaign, India Biodiversity Portal

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

The Goenchi Mati Campaign, Fairness in Mining

States and union territories of India[edit | edit source]

Andhra Pradesh - Kerala - Tamil Nadu

Cities of India[edit | edit source]

Mumbai

See also[edit | edit source]

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