Kutch coast – people, environment & livelihoods
Kutch Coast is one of the rare ecological zones in the world having rich bio-diversity. It comprises of mangroves, Coral reefs, Mudflats, Seaweeds, Commercial Fishes and several rare marine species. The mangroves of Kutch are the second largest after the Sunderbans in the mainland of India. A prominent feature of the Kutch Coast is the vast intertidal zone comprising a network of creeks, estuaries and mudflats. The Kutch coast provides conducive environment for several sea based traditional occupations like fishing, salt making apart from land based occupations like agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry.