Supporting Enterprises at Sundarban
Community dependence on forest resources is very high in the Villages, situated at the fringe area of the Sundarban Tiger Reserve & Reserve Forest. To reduce the pressure on forest resources and biodiversity, livelihood augmentation of the dependent community in forest fringe area is extremely important. The idea behind this project is that every house almost has ponds either small or big even though they are landless which are thoroughly underutilized. This project would help the non work population to earn from their small ponds and through nutritional kitchen gardens by organic farming and link those with market channel to get maximum benefit out of it. This project will use cluster approach so that the benefits would multiply and impact will be more. Model for canal fisheries will be worked out. By the proposed intervention fishing dependency on river will decrease and as a result there would be less offence and minimal tiger victim from these villages of Sundarbans.