Indian villagers struggle to save land as islands shrink in Sundarban

Economics Times: Imagine buying a plot of land only to see it vanishing into the river gradually after a few years! Thousands of farmers living on the banks of the islands in Sundarbans are struggling to protect their land as their villages are shrinking in size due to rising sea levels induced by climate change. As a child, 50-year-old farmer Sahadeb Guru recalls how while sitting on the banks of the island in Pathar Pratima he could hear people talking in the nearby island on the opposite side of the river.......

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