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Mangrove planted benefitted
Vetiver grass planted
SHG women benifitted

01. Why the Project is?

• Embankments in Sundarbans preserve the delicate balance of the mangrove ecosystem by preventing saltwater intrusion into freshwater habitats.
• Sundarbans acts as a natural shield against cyclones and storm surges, reducing the risk of flooding and protecting densely populated areas.
• Sundarbans serves as a crucial carbon sink, playing a vital role in mitigating climate change impacts.
• Millions of people rely on the resources of Sundarbans for their livelihoods, including fishing, agriculture, and tourism.
• Protecting the embankments safeguards the region’s cultural heritage and promotes eco-tourism, attracting visitors worldwide and benefiting local communities.

02. What the project is?

• Address vulnerabilities of Sundarbans to climate change effects and natural disasters through nursery preparation and management.
• SHG women collects seedlings and nurture saplings to prepare plants for sowing.
• Protect river embankments using vetiver grass, mangrove, dragon fruit, and fruit/flower plantation.
• Reduce impact of disasters on agriculture, settlements, and infrastructure.
• Combat mangrove degradation caused by unsustainable harvesting and coastal development.
• Involve women from MCDF in vegetation planting and maintenance.
• Create sustainable and resilient solution for safety, livelihoods, and well-being of Sundarbans communities.

03. How the Project is?

• Implementing comprehensive approach for soil protection and defense in Sundarbans using vetiver grass, mangroves, and dragon fruits.
• Engaging and empowering women from MCDF to maintain and care for planted vegetation.
• SHG women are responsible for planting, watering, and ensuring healthy growth.
• A dedicated team (Project Managers, Coordinators, Supervisors) oversees project implementation.
• Close collaboration with MCDF women for vegetation maintenance and care.

04. Where the project is?

Nagendrapur Gram Panchayat, Mathurapur-II block, South 24 Pgs district, West Bengal, India

05. What the impact is?

• The project enhances the region’s resilience to natural disasters, reducing vulnerability to flooding and erosion.
• It effectively protects the soil from erosion caused by river waves, ensuring its stability and fertility.
• The establishment of mangrove layers not only preserves the delicate ecosystem of the Sundarbans but also supports biodiversity and ecological balance.
• The project empowers women from the MCDF, providing them with employment opportunities and fair compensation, thereby supporting local livelihoods.
• Through community involvement and sustainable practices, the project paves the way for a resilient and sustainable future for the Sundarbans region.

Impact Stories

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ACV Consortium Visits Embankment Protection Initiative of Mukti


Mukti Participated in Community Action for Climate Adaptation Session in Kochi


Mukti is Trying to Save the Villages by Raising the Height of the River Embankment


Mukti Creating Flowerbed Along the River Embankments


Mukti Distributed Coconut and Dragon Fruit Saplings to the MCDF Members


Mukti is Beautifying the Roads on the River Embankment


Mukti Planting Flood Resistant Plants Beside the River Embankments at Nagendrapur GP

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