Sunderbans: The Fight For Livelihoods




Jitendra Mondal (holding a paper) with his wife and brothers in Hetalbari. The three brothers received a combined compensation of Rs 840

Jitendra Mondal (holding a paper) with his wife and brothers in Hetalbari. The three brothers received a combined compensation of Rs 840.

In this four part-series, TwoCircles.net News Editor, Amit Kumar look at the livelihood challenges that trouble the people of Sunderbans, West Bengal. Although famed for its Tigers, mangroves and breath-taking beauty, the residents have for long been fighting on several fronts.

Part 1: In Sunderbans, implementation of Forest Rights Act remains a mere pipe-dream

Part 2: In Sunderbans, fishermen enter unchartered territories in search of livelihood

Part 3: For Honey collectors, few rewards for risking life in Jungles

Part 4: Hetalbari: The curious case of land acquisition which left residents confused