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 significance of these water bodies, Mukti has initiated some efforts to rejuvenate the ponds in the Sundarban region.
Mukti has joined forces with Indians for Collective Action (ICA) of San Francisco, USA in a transformative initiative aimed at rejuvenating a staggering 200 ponds in Purba Sridharpur and Damkal region. With unwavering dedication, Mukti has already commenced work on 72 of these ponds, setting an impressive pace toward achieving their goal. To efficiently execute this colossal undertaking, the project has employed the assistance of nine Poclain machines, ensuring that the process of rejuvenation is carried out with precision and efficiency.
This rejuvenation process involves clearing the ponds of accumulated silt, reducing pollution through waste management strategies, preserving water resources and implementing sustainable farming practices in the surrounding areas to minimize runoff and contamination. These initiatives not only restore the health and biodiversity of the ponds but also benefit the local communities by providing them with improved access to clean water, enhanced agricultural productivity, and opportunities for sustainable livelihoods.
These initiatives not only restore the health and biodiversity of the ponds but also benefit the local communities by providing them with improved access to clean water, enhanced agricultural productivity, and opportunities for sustainable livelihoods. By undertaking pond rejuvenation in the West Bengal Sundarban region, the aim is to ensure the long-term conservation of this unique ecosystem while fostering the well-being of both nature and the people who depend on it.