Articles by Prathigna Poonacha Kodira

Prathigna Poonacha Kodira is a Consultant–Practice at IIHS and part of the School of Environment and Sustainability. She mainly works with the climate change team and currently works on the CARIAA| ASSAR research programme. Her work focuses on understanding climate change impacts and responses in urban and peri-urban geographies both from top-down and bottom up perspectives.

Moin Basha used to grow ragi on a small tract of land he owned in Mugabala village in the outskirts of Bengaluru. When water scarcity and mounting debt from failed borewells forced him to abandon his primary livelihood, he looked to the city for an alternate livelihood. Now he is a technician with an electronics service centre in north Bengaluru but continues to live in Mugabala, thanks to the improved road connectivity between Bengaluru and Mugabala, which is located close to NH 75 that passes through Bengaluru. Road infrastructure projects like these are enabling an important transition in and around…

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