Planning & Mitigation | VOL.10, ISSUE 59, MARCH-APRIL 2010

Embankments of Sunderban: A Legacy of Historical Blunder

Sunderban, or the part that falls within the boundaries of India, is located on the lower part of the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta along the Bay of Bengal, between Hugli estuary on the west and Ichamoti-Raimangal river on the east. Prone to varied natural disasters, from flooding to cyclones, Sunderban offers a fragile refuge to its teeming masses. Natural hazards cannot be prevented, but their impacts might be diminished if proper scientific remedial measures are adopted in time. From the beginning of...

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