Green sunderbans

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South 24 Parganas district administration is implementing a unique scheme under MGNREGS. Christened as "Green Sunderbans", the project aims at regenerating the mangrove forest in Sunderbans after the devastating effect of Cyclone Aila in 2009. The scheme is unique in extending support to the livelihood of he people and protecting the ecology of this heritage biodiversity.

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  • Sir..Really we have an outline through this presentation, to do the same on Majuli Island – the world largest River Island in Assam….lots of potentiality we found through this presentation…we are also trying to replicate the idea with the local administration in Majuli Island….thank you
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  • sir, i had the opportunity of having a glimpse of the project profile. it's such a wonderful presentation. it deserves attention from all quarters and due recognition, not just conceptually but it's vision also,specially in the present context. credit goes to all, associated with this dream project
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Green sunderbans

  1. 1. SUNDARBAN
  2. 2. Sundarban is the largestsingle block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world andrecognised asWorld Heritage Site byUNESCO.
  3. 3. Sunderban Mangrove Forest isspreaded over 4,20,000 hectres of area. A large part of it lies in South 24-Parganas District.
  4. 4. Sunderban has arich and diversified flora and fauna.
  5. 5. In the last few decades depletion of the Mangrove Forest is observed due to Geo-climatic changes in the region includingsudden effect of natural disaster like “Aila (2009)”, deterioratingecological balance as well as endangering the existence of remote settlements.
  6. 6. THE TASKS WITH MGNREGA ENVIRONMENTAL: Restoration of approximately 6000 hectres of Mangrove forest for mitigating ecological imbalance. RESTORATION OF LIFELINES: Protection of river embankments & earthen dams with Mangrove Plantation for securing lives of approximately 25 Lakh of remote habitats against natural calamity. CHECKING OF MIGRATION: Prevention from rapid outward migration of the distressed people by providing works locally & developing sustainable livelihood.
  7. 7. Primarily Forest Department, South 24-Parganas Division wasworking on the restoration of Mangrove forest. But, Local Panchayat Bodies and District Administration of South24-Parganas realized that the Flagship programme MGNREGS can beimplemented for protection and rapid restoration works through MangrovePlantation by Gram Panchayats leading to employment generation forremote habitats during lean season. Accordingly necessary plans were prepared through ParticipatoryMethod of Planning to plant approximately 1.17 Cr. of Mangrove seedlingsunder MGNREGS in the affected area of Suderban during 2012-13 coveringan area of approximately 2485 hectres.
  8. 8.  Gosaba  Basanti  Kultali  Joynagar-2  Mathurapur-2 64 nos. of GramPanchayats of the 8  Patharpratima Blocks have acted  Namkhana as PIAs for the  Sagar schemes
  9. 9. Locations of Mangrove Plantation under MGNREGSLocations of Mangrove Plantation under MGNREGS
  10. 10. Methodology Gram Panchayat is to take up schemes of Mangrove Nursery and Mangrove Plantation under MGNREGS and implement as PIA. Schemes are to be included in Annual Action Plan, 2012- 13. Estimates are to be prepared and vetted with assistance from Forest Department. Labourers and Supervisors are to be engaged from Women Self Help Groups. Complete 100 days of works are to be provided to all families of remote settlements. Technical Convergence is to be done with Forest Department.
  11. 11. Seasonal Sketch Map of Mangrove Plantation Planning of schemes: March, 2012 Survey, Demarkation & Alignment of sites: March – April, 2012 Preparation of estimates: March – April, 2012 Digging of trenches & pits: May - June, 2012 Plantation of Mangrove seedlings: September – October, 2012 Collection of Kalabain seeds & Sowing: September - October, 2012
  12. 12. Targeted outcome Restoration of Mangrove Forest and protecting remote habitats in Sundarban. Plantation of 1.17 Cr. Mangrove seedlings in Sundarban under MGNREGS. Generation of more than 3.5 lakh persondays for remote habitats in lean season (Monsoon). Increase in Women participation and persondays in Sundarban area.
  13. 13. Activities of South 24-Parganas so far Identification and demarcation of 2485 hectare of land for Mangrove Plantation under MGNREGS in 64 GPs under 8 Blocks. Intensive training for Technical Persons and PRI functionaries. Estimation and inclusion of schemes in Annual Action Plan, 2012-13. Nurseries for required nos. of Mangrove seedlings out of total 1.17 Crores. (11 nos of varieties) Trench / Pit cutting & thereafter Sowing & Plantation of approximately 73 Lakh Mangrove seeds & seedlings in 121 nos. of schemes. (Till 31.10.2012) Engagement of 100% Supervisors & more than 95% Workers from Women SHGs.
  14. 14. Snaps from someongoing works underGreen Sunderban Project
  15. 15. Mangrove Nursery at Jhorkhali GP, Basanti Block
  16. 16. Mangrove Nursery at Jhorkhali GP, Basanti Block
  17. 17. Mangrove Nursery at Nafargunj GP, Basanti Block
  18. 18. Trench Cutting for Mangrove Plantation at Indranarayanpur GP, Patharpratima Block
  19. 19. Trench Cutting for Mangrove Plantation at Gangasagar GP, Sagar Block
  20. 20. Trench Cutting for Mangrove Plantation at Mollakhali GP, Gosaba Block
  21. 21. Mangrove Plantation at Namkhana GP, Namkhana Block
  22. 22. Mangrove Plantation at Namkhana GP, Namkaha Block
  23. 23. Mangrove Plantation at Gosaba Block
  24. 24. A short docu-feature film onGreen Sunderban
  25. 25. THANK YOU

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