Climate Change



Climate Change

South and North 24 Parganas District are known for occurrence of natural disaster at regular interval. There are limited opportunity for skill development training. Salinity in water, single crop pattern, lack of irrigation facilities, disaster is the general geo-climatic condition. Due to lack of livelihood opportunities, high rate of migration – this results in unsafe migration in many instances. Lack of preparedness leads to the adverse impact of disaster is aggravated by destruction of river embankment due to poor repair, administrative apathy, absence of shelter home leading to loss of lives and assets, lack of early warning system. Natural calamity in various forms strikes Sundarban area almost 1-2 times every year. There have been a spate of major natural disasters in the last 30 years which include flood in 1984, 1991, 1992, in 1993, inundation of embankment of Matla river in 1998, 2000, 2000, 2005. Finally cyclone AILA in May 2009 resulted in destruction on a wide scale endangering lives of people living 6 blocks.

  • Our Climate Change Work is focused on:
  • Creation of Disaster Management Task Force at Village Level
  • Conservation of Mangroves
  • Creating Opportunity for Alternative Livelihood to arrest un-safe migration
  • Promotion of Organic Farming
  • Awareness Campaign on the issues related to climate change and its impact
  • Training and Capacity Building of villagers with regards to uses of alert system during the time of disaster and about overall disaster preparedness


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