groups of women across several remote villages in the Sunderbans of West Bengal have added another task to their long list of daily chores- planting mangrove trees to create green embankments that will prove crucial to their survival and eco system.
The inhabitants of this rich but vulnerable delta region were cutting away mangrove trees to make place for their agricultural fields till just a few years back, before they realized that global warming will drastically change their way of life forever, as the rising water will engulf the islands.
The devastating effects of cyclone Aila in 2009 has taught these women the necessity of protecting their coastlines. They have made it a part of their daily routine.
Hope this intelligence seeps in the mind of all those who live in close bonding with nature.
SOURCE: Source of all this writings is internet, newspapers. Mostly from the Hindu, Outlook, Indian…
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