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Saline Land Will Drive People Out Of Sundarbans

As tidal river Durgaduani tears into their earthen embankments with every high tide, islanders living deep inside the Indian Sundarbans desperately try to save farms and homes [image by: Manipadma Jena]

Increased soil salinity due to climate change-induced rises in sea levels is likely to force hundreds of thousands of coastal …

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How To Strengthen Cooperation For A Water Secure South Asia

Brahmaputra [Image by: Deep Goswami]

South Asia is witnessing unprecedented water challenges and risks. The impacts are wide-spread and intense. From receding glaciers in the …

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Eight Countries Come Together To Protect Bay Of Bengal

Inflow of tidal waters, Mousuni island, Sundarbans

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has just approved a grant of USD 15 million for the Bay of Bengal Large …

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Rapid Industrialisation Poses Pollution Risk To The Sundarbans

The rejuvenated Mongla port is expanding very rapidly [image by: Soumya Sarkar]

Mongla port is a hive of activity. Several oceangoing vessels are anchored in the harbour and there is a steady …

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Migration Always Good? There’s No Straight Answer

As agricultural productivity flounders in the Sundarbans, unskilled labour is all the residents have to sell [image by: Mike Prince]

By Rituparna Hajra and Tuhin Ghosh In India, 55% of male migrants send remit­tances to support households have left behind. …

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Sinking Sundarbans Islands Underline Climate Crisis

Coastal erosion, high soil salinity and increasingly violent cyclones have forced the young out of their homes in the Sundarbans, living behind only the old people, children and women [image by: Soumya Sarkar]

By Soumya Sarkar Kalyani Mandal has gone way past hope. Living in Dhoblat Shibpur, a coastal village on Sagar Island …

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Water-based Transport: Perils and Possibilities

Practical and policy difficulties have led to the limited growth of inland waterway transport in India over the past decade, …

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