land Aquatic Resources Conservation and Sustainable Development
Sponsored by: European
Situation analysis of highland aquatic resources and associated bio diversity
and ecosystem services in Asia.
project aims to i) save the Red Listed Species, ii) to find out the cause and
iii) the conservation methods for the “Endangered Species”. This project is a
joint venture with IUCN (UK) and the University of Essex. Here the species are
not only the animal species instead both plant and animal species. This project
simultaneously links India and other countries like China and Vietnam to work
for the conversation of the endangered species of their respective areas.
inaugural seminar in Kolkata in the month of June 2009 had representatives from
all the participating countries.
1. Provide a detailed situation analysis of
highland aquatic resources and associated biodiversity and ecosystems services.
2. It will be followed by participatory
action planning focused on conservation, livelihoods and policy.
3. Species distribution mapping.
Extensive field work has been
done and is ongoing in Uttarakhand and in north Bengal.
of 22 km stretches of water body of Adiganga in South Kolkata, West Bengal
Sponsored by: Institute of
Environmental Studies and Wetland Management (IESWM), Govt. of West Bengal
Objective: The project primarily propose to
rejuvenate the Adiganga through de-siltation in stretches where it is badly steed
up and merge the disconnected water bodies through removal and replacing of the
cross embankments with bridges. This project deals with the preservation of the
river Ganga, its purification and beautification of its embankments with
gardens. Due to the impurities, the quality of aquatic life is seriously
affected. Many species are on the verge of extinction. The impurities
contaminated the water, raising the temperature of water which is very harmful
for the aquatic life.
- Valuation of Public Goods: East Kolkata Wetlands,
a special case study
Sponsored by: ICSSR
Objective: The objective is to develop a model which will
best address the problem of economic assessment of the services generated by
East Kolkata Wetlands and thereby help in preserving these peri-urban wetlands
from urban encroachment, by means of augmenting the resource endowments of the
stakeholders of East Kolkata Wetlands.
Leadership among Muslim Women in West Bengal
Sponsored by: ICSSR
Objective: This project seeks to undertake a study of social leadership among
Muslim women in West Bengal, in the wake of “women empowerment” in Indian
- People of the
East Kolkata Wetlands: their life and living------ a Report
Objective: This project is in the process of
preparing a detailed report on the life and living of the people inhabiting the
East Kolkata Wetlands area on the basis of a household survey involving 26007
households carried out in 2006-07. A similar survey, but on a smaller scale, is
about to be undertaken for an idea of the present scenario in the area, so that
the said report acquires a contemporary relevance.