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Rural Bengal Biospheric Research Foundation
(Non-Profit Organization registered under WBSRA-1961, Government of West Bengal and Income Tax Department, Government of India)
Conserves Biodiversity and Empowers Women
Rescue and Rehab the FWIS !!!
This is unfortunate to project that some 2000 Fisher Women of Indian Sundarbans (FWIS) are leading a miserable life at 20 remote forest-side villages of Sundarban Tiger Reserve (STR)! They often killed either by Tiger attack, Crocodile fetch or venomous snake bites in a regular course!! Many of them are suffering from uterus cancer perhaps due to submerged condition in saline water for several hours on each day!!!...more
Rescue and Rehab the FWIS !!!
This is unfortunate to project that some 2000 Fisher Women of Indian Sundarbans (FWIS) are leading a miserable life at 20 remote forest-side villages of Sundarban Tiger Reserve (STR)! They often killed either by Tiger attack, Crocodile fetch or venomous snake bites in a regular course!! Many of them are suffering from uterus cancer perhaps due to submerged condition in saline water for several hours on each day!!!...more
Rescue and Rehab the FWIS !!!
This is unfortunate to project that some 2000 Fisher Women of Indian Sundarbans (FWIS) are leading a miserable life at 20 remote forest-side villages of Sundarban Tiger Reserve (STR)! They often killed either by Tiger attack, Crocodile fetch or venomous snake bites in a regular course!! Many of them are suffering from uterus cancer perhaps due to submerged condition in saline water for several hours on each day!!!...more
Rescue and Rehab the FWIS !!!
This is unfortunate to project that some 2000 Fisher Women of Indian Sundarbans (FWIS) are leading a miserable life at 20 remote forest-side villages of Sundarban Tiger Reserve (STR)! They often killed either by Tiger attack, Crocodile fetch or venomous snake bites in a regular course!! Many of them are suffering from uterus cancer perhaps due to submerged condition in saline water for several hours on each day!!!...more
RESCUE AND REHAB THE FWIS !!!
This is unfortunate to project that some 1701 Fisher Women of Indian Sundarbans (FWIS) are leading a miserable life at 21 remote forest-side villages of Sundarban Tiger Reserve (STR)! They often killed either by Tiger attack, Crocodile fetch or venomous snake bites in a regular course!! Many of them are suffering from uterus cancer perhaps due to submerged condition in saline water for several hours on each day!!!...more

"..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. "


Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil

(Former President of India)

Ongoing Projects
SFWS-GOSABA-SBR
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RBRF the first, projecting an inexplicable suffering of the Fisher Women of Indian Sundarbans (FWIS) on which the civil society is least aware mainly due to the accessibility problem to those remotest villages! This emergently crucial social disparity has been noticed, researched and surveyed first by RBRF, since 2014. Observing the ground reality, the organization has initiated the project SFWS (Social Support for the Fisher Women of Sundarbans) at Gosaba Block. The main objective of the aforesaid project is somehow to provide some site-specific alternative livelihood to the FWIS (Fisher Women of Indian Sundarbans) at the forest side villages of internationally famous World Heritage Site, named Sundarban Tiger Reserve (STR)! Some 1701 FWIS have already been identified as the beneficiaries of the project SFWS. The successful execution and implementation of this project requires sum of rupees 50,000 for each beneficiary. RBRF approaches to the responsible citizen and companies to extend their support to this essential rural development initiative for Indian Sundarbans.
SIFALI-KULTALI-SBR
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In continuation to the project SFWS at Gosaba block, RBRF has also undertaken the project SIFALI (Sundarban Inland Fisherwomen Alternative Livelihood Initiative) at Kultali Block of Sundarbans. The same suffering of the FWIS has also been noticed, researched and surveyed first by RBRF, in the year 2017. 500 FWIS has been indentified at 4 Villages under Gopalgunj GP of Kultali Block. Observing the ground reality, RBRF has initiated the project SIFALI for the Kultali Block. The main objective of the aforesaid project is to provide some site-specific alternative livelihood opportunity to the FWIS who are living within the forest adjoining villages of internationally famous World Heritage Site, Sundarban Biosphere Reserve (SBR)! Some 500 FWIS have already been identified as the beneficiaries of the project SIFALI. The successful execution and implementation of this project requires sum of rupees 50,000 for each beneficiary. RBRF approaches to the responsible citizen and companies to extend their support to this essential rural development initiative for Indian Sundarbans.
NASAS-SBR
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Under the project NASA (Notional Areas of Scientific Aforestation) RBRF aims to undertake a 3000 plantation program which is absolutely a notional area Fruit Tree Plantation (FTP) program. The plantation project has been undertaken not only to increase the green cover of the state but to improve the local Biodiversity condition and to increase the nutritional value of the poor village children, to get rid of malnutrition due to economic hardship. The successful execution and implementation of this project requires a moderate funding of rupees 10.00 lakhs. RBRF approaches to the responsible citizens, foundations, companies and organizations to extend their support to this essential socio-development initiative in rural belt of Indian Sundarbans, West Bengal.
NDS-SBR
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Under the project NDS (No Death to Snake Bite at Sundarbans) RBRF aims to minimize the death causes due to venomous snake bite at the mangrove tangled swamp. As per the organization’s prolonged experience, most of the snake bite cases are reported to cause by the Common Krait, Bungarus caeruleus. Producing a number of popular misconceptions, myths on snake bite and for being totally in dark about the actual habit of the common Krait the burgeoning death troll by snake bite has been hiked alarmingly around the Sundarban area! An urgent need has been felt to launch a sustained mass awareness program on snake bite, its symptoms, treatment and eradication of superstitions. The project NDS requires adequate funding of rupees 15,00 lakhs. RBRF approaches the responsible citizen and business houses to extend their support for NDS.
BDS-SBR
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Under the project BDS (Benchmark Documentation on Indian Sundarbans) RBRF embraced the same mission to increase in mass awareness on the vanishing mangrove buffer and the struggle of the poor people of Sundarbans. RBRF is much concerned not only on the mangrove tiger habitat but the survival challenges to the fringe dwellers. The project BDS will not only come to a help for the scientists or researchers but the project will come to a great help to the poor Sundarban villagers as it will generate revenue by selling of the DVDs, continuously and spontaneously. The project requires adequate funding of rupees 10.00 lakhs in order met the production cost of the documentary and its dissemination. RBRF urges to the responsible citizen or business houses to extend their support for BDS.
BPS-SBR
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Under the project BPS (Benchmark Publication on Indian Sundarbans) RBRF embraced the same mission to increase in mass awareness on the vanishing mangrove species and the struggle of the poor people of Sundarbans. RBRF is much concerned not only on the mangrove tiger habitat but the survival challenges to the fringe dwellers. The project BPS will not only come to a help for the scientists or researchers but the project will come to a great help to the poor Sundarban villagers as it will generate revenue by selling of the Books, continuously and spontaneously. The project requires adequate funding of rupees 10.00 lakhs in order met the production cost of the Book and its dissemination. RBRF urges to the responsible citizen or business houses to extend their support for BPS.
BWS-SBR
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Under the project BPS (Benchmark Web-vision on Indian Sundarbans) RBRF embraced the same mission to increase in mass awareness on the vanishing mangrove species and the struggle of the poor people of Sundarbans. RBRF is much concerned not only on the mangrove tiger habitat but the survival challenges to the fringe dwellers. The project BWS will not only come to a help for the scientists or researchers but the project will come to a great help to the poor Sundarban villagers as it will generate revenue by publishing advertisement at that enriched website, continuously and spontaneously. The project requires adequate funding of rupees 10.00 lakhs in order met the production cost of the Book and its dissemination. RBRF urges to the responsible citizen or business houses to extend their support for BWS.
CHHAU-JUNGLE MAHAL
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The project CHHAU (Cultural History and Heritage of the Aboriginal Underprivileged Tribal Communities of Jungle Mahal) relates to the enriched Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of India. This Chhau culture of tribal communities is under serious threat of transformation and contamination, resulting loss of its original traits as quickly and radically which will definitely hit psychosomatic set-up as well as livelihood pattern of the performers due to its premature forceful transformation! This remarkable Folk culture offers varied expression of military prowess, energy and depiction of martial art connotation than any other tribal cultural offshoot of Indian Subcontinent. The project CHHAU is very much focused to preserved this ICH by providing support to some 300 Tribal Chhau Artists of Purulia, Jungle Mahal. The project requires adequate funding of rupees 30.00 lakhs in order met the production cost of the Book and its dissemination. RBRF approaches to the responsible citizen and companies to extend their support to this essential Cultural development of Jungle Mahal.
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ANNOUNCEMENT / EVENT

RBRF is going to launch new Consultancy Division, named LIVELIHOOD-LIVESTOCK-MISSION (LLM) which will extend edge-to-edge support to the Rural NGOs, SHGs and Individual Youth on Modern Livestock Farming, Livelihood CSR Projects and Entrepreneurship development. On that occasion a sensitization camp will be held on 15th November 2017 at Kolkata. This day-long camp will focus on various Social and Techno-Economic factors of the aforesaid mission. Interested organization/persons may contact us for their participation and booking of seats. Contact: Mr. Jayanta Banerjee, Program Coordinator, No +91-9674758162.

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