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Greening Red Earth Restoring Landscapes, Rebuilding Lives

Working Papers
Greening Red Earth Restoring Landscapes, Rebuilding Lives

Publisher:

INBAR, rural, bamboo, sustainable development, environment, land degradation

Year:

2014

Pages:

24

Keywords:

India, sustainability, land degradation, environment, development, sustainable development, bamboo

In 2003, INBAR and Utthan took the initiative to review progress of a project which used bamboo for the environmental and socio-economic rehabilitation of villages devastated by brick mining, and presented it in a report entitled “Greening Red Earth”. Ten
years on, and with land degradation seemingly an even more pressing concern, INBAR and Utthan again teamed up to review how the initial successes of the project had evolved in the intervening decade, and see how transferable and adaptable the lessons learned might be. This report is the result of that review.

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