Vetiver grass and dragon fruit plantations along the 20-kilometer stretch of the river embankment at Nagendrapur have been a significant effort by Mukti toward the critical need for the preservation of river embankments. However, it has also brought about a unique challenge: fodder scarcity for the livestock belonging to landless tribal communities, who were reliant….View More
Pond rejuvenation in the Sundarban region has become a critical endeavour to preserve the delicate ecosystem and improve the livelihoods of the local communities. These ponds play a vital role in sustaining the ecological balance. However, over time, these ponds have faced various challenges, including pollution, siltation, and encroachment, leading to their deterioration. Recognizing the….View More
The organization “National Center of Advocacy Study” is a consortium member of the Amplifying Community Voices (ACV) project. This organization is helping Mukti with the initiation of community-led advocacy on various relevant issues. Since there are diverse approaches being followed by various groups to tackle the widespread issue of fragile river embankments in the Sundarbans,….View More
Mukti will install 5,000 new RCC (reinforced cement concrete)poles along the 7 km river boundary of the Thakuran river from Bisalakkhi Temple to Ganger Ghat at PurbaSridharpur. These poles are meant to assist in the dragon fruit plantation project, as the dragon fruit plants are climbers, and hence need physical structures for support. Pole installation….View More
Mukti organized a training program on Dragon fruit farming for the Mukti supervisors and staff engaged with the Go Green and Mukti Gram project at the ground floor of the Mukti guest house in the Mukti library office premises on 14th March 2023. 20 supervisors and staff attended the training session. During this session, Prabir….View More
Mr. Deborshi Saha, on Behalf of Srijan Reality Pvt. Ltd., conducted a one-day tour of Mukti Gram on 15th March 2023 to inspect the ongoing construction of model houses. The project coordinator of Mukti Gram, Mr. Harisadhan Mondal, assisted Mr.Saha throughout the tour. Srijan Realty Pvt. Ltd. supported Mukti in building 50 houses at Mukti….View More
Mukti participated in a round table session on climate change and its impact, organized by Green Peace India, on 8th November 2022 at Kochi. The theme of the discussion was Community Action for Climate Adaptation, where all the senior environmental activists from India discussed various issues related to climate change. The event in Kochi was….View More
Dragon fruit cultivation which Mukti ventured into as a pilot project months ago has reaped a successful harvest. Approximately 2,000 plants are bearing 130-140 fruits. Roughly after a month, the fruits will ripen. Mukti had planted 2,000 Dragon fruit plants on the countryside slope of the 1.5 km river embankment stretching from the Nagendrapur GP….View More
Model House mason Alok Kumar Halder participated as a trainer in a one-day workshop at Jadavpur University with the encouragement of Mr. Laurent Fournier- Senior Architect of Mukti Model Housing Project. The workshop was organized on 18th September 2022 from 10 am to 4 pm. 40 students of Jadavpur University from the Architect Department participated….View More
• Sundarbans serves as a barrier against cyclones and storms, thus preserving them can significantly reduce flood risks and protect densely populated areas.
• Sundarbans act as a carbon sink, playing an important role in reducing global warming. Protecting and enhancing these natural carbon sinks is essential to mitigate climate change impacts.
• Increasing salinity intrusion is causing ponds to dry up and contaminating groundwater. This is leading to a drinking water crisis, which is worsened by climate change-induced disasters.
• The local population is heavily reliant on the Sundarbans’ resources for fishing, agriculture, and tourism. Degradation of this environment threatens their livelihoods to severe extent.
• The region has suffered degradation due to unsustainable practices and frequent cyclones and floods.
• The region is experiencing the detrimental impacts of climate change such as rising sea levels, saline water intrusion, and cyclonic storms.
• To enhance the resilience of the Sundarbans as a natural barrier against cyclones and storms to protect local communities and habitats.
• To develop and implement strategies to mitigate the impacts of saline intrusion, preserve freshwater sources, and ensure sustainable access to safe drinking water.
• To establish sustainable practices in fishing, agriculture, and tourism sectors to maintain income sources for local communities without degrading the environment.
• To undertake initiatives for mangrove restoration and the development of resilient infrastructure to adapt to climate change impacts and prevent further environmental degradation.
• To implement strategies to protect and enhance the carbon sequestration capacity of the Sundarbans to contribute to global climatechange mitigation efforts.
• To develop comprehensive programs to build community resilience and adaptive capacities to cope with the impacts of climate change
• To conduct educational programs and awareness campaigns for local communities on the importance of environmental protection and sustainable livelihood practices.
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