After 30 years of rigorous selfless effort, the born Naturalist, Independent Wildlife Researcher and Mangrove Crusader SAMIK GUPTA of IUCN-CEC invites you to restore Indian Sundarbans by continuous land acquisition, Mangrove Plantation, Rain Water Harvesting, Ground Water Recharging and Alternative Livelihood Generation for the Fisher Women of Indian Sundarbans through the Extension of Organic Agricultural Practices. Be a part of this battle to leave a cleaner, better and safer earth for our progenies. Beyond personal wealth, common resource development is vital in present day context. Live a meaningful life and enjoy the spirit of life, from within. Contact us, join us and share your views. We need a responsible global citizen, like YOU.
Considering the grave environmental situation, the man Samik Gupta raised his voice and undertaken initiative by seeking national and international support from the sensitive philanthropists to win the battle. His initiative aims to 800,000 mangrove plantations, 800 water body development for rain water harvesting and ground water recharge, coupled with Alternative Livelihood generation for 1700 identified Fisher Women of Gosaba Block, Indian Sundarbans.
I am happy to know that Rural Bengal Biospheric research foundation, Kolkata is organizing a seminar cum sensitization camp titled ‘Save the Women, Save Tiger: Mission Sundarban’ on 26th November, 2015 at Kolkata. Though ‘Sundarban’ is an internationally famous biodiversity hotspot and declared as a ‘World Heritage Site’ by UNESCO, some 1700 poor fisher women living in the area of Gosaba block, South 24 Pargana Dist. WB lead a miserable life, often killed by tiger, crocodile or venomous snake bite while collecting their daily needs from the forest. Many of these women also suffer from various diseases and have no proper medical support.
It is encouraging to note that Rural Bengal Biospheric Research Foundation is working on alternative livelihood program’s and taking the initiative to rehabilitate these fisher women with the support of other Govt. and non Govt. agencies.
On this occasion, I extend my greetings and felicitations to the organizers and participants and wish the Seminar every success.
“I am glad to learn that Rural Bengal Biospheric Research Foundation, Kolkata is going to launch a project BESTWAY (Business Entrepreneurship Support Towards Woman Ability and Yield).
I hope that the Project will be of immense help to the rural and urban women as well as marginal farmers of West Bengal.
I convey my felicitations to all the members of the Foundation for taking this initiative and wish the project all success.”
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