Indian sundarbans delta: a vision
The Vision Document has been created in reposnse to a priority action point identified at a multi stakeholder workshop held in Kolkata in March 2009 on Sunderbans :Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation. The document provides a long-term perspective of 40 years into the future spelling out a strategy in terms of the status of the Indian Sunderbans Delta's economy, cultural bio-diversity. The report focuses on the nineteen administrative blocks of the Sunderbans in the 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. Altough this particular geographical area forms the focus of the vision, issues impacting on the area from outside the area, the state and the country are also reflected in the document. The Sunderbans Delta is part of the delta of the rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna spanning about 350 km in width in southern Bangladesh and the state of West Bengal in India.