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Sundarban Tour


Sundarbans National Park


Sundarbans at A Glance


Sundarbans Tour
The name Sundarbans is possibly derived from 'Sundari's forest', which is related to a huge mangrove tree that provides valuable wood for fuel. This delta is more famous for rice cultivation.



Interesting facts related to Sundarbans
After taking the name Sundarbans, an image emerges in your mind that offers a glimpse of wildlife among the lush green forests. The Sundarbans are a great center of attraction not only for the people of India but also from abroad because the Sundarbans is such a large natural area where you will get to see lots of flora and fauna.

We are presenting interesting facts about Sundarbans.

The name Sundarbans is derived from Sundari trees which are found in large numbers in Sundarbans and at the same time the Sundarbans were named using Sundar in the Bengali language.
The history of the Sundarbans is believed to date back to around 200–300 BC, as revealed by the remains found in the Baghmara forest section.
When the Mughal regime rented this forest, many criminals hid in the Sundarbans to escape the Mughal army, but most of them could not survive the tiger attack.
In 1757 the East India Company took all the rights of the Sundarbans from the Mughal Emperor Alamgir II. Subsequently, after the creation of the Forest Department in Bengal after 1860, the British patronized the Sundarbans.
The major rivers that fall into the Bay of Bengal through the Sundarbans are the Ganges, Brahmaputra, Padma and Meghna Rivers.
The Sundarbans is spread over an area of   10,000 sq. km, of which 6000 sq. km falls in Bangladesh. Of this 4110 sq. km comes in the part of India.
Based on 2015 figures, the Sundarbans have 180 tigers, 106 of which are in the Bangladesh border and 74 in India. About 50 people die every year due to tiger attacks.
In Sundarbans, a village known as Vido village is notorious where most of the men in the family have become widowed due to Tiger's death due to the attack. The Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest in the world, meaning that this forest is always surrounded by marshes. You may have read in childhood about mangroves that the roots that grow out of the ground are called mangrove trees.

The Largest Delta in The World





The largest delta in the world is Sundarbans. This delta formed by the integration of both the Ganges and the Brahmaputra rivers is also called the Bengal Delta or Green Delta.
The evergreen Sundarbans have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage, due to which it is being largely protected.
The Sundarbans are also home to the Royal Bengal Tiger, where tigers live most in the world. The responsibility of conservation of this extinct species now rests with the Sundarbans.
This tropical delta tidal ebb is the largest area in the world compared to mangrove forest, where you will find diverse flora.
The Sundarbans do not contain 5-6 islands in the vast delta, but form a group of 54 small islands.

Transportation for Sundarbans

The only means of transport in the Sundarbans is by boat as one cannot go through the forest route while water can easily pass through the route.
The Sundarbans Delta is the world's widest, deepest and most active delta connected to the Bengal Basin, causing diversity in flora and wildlife.

The Sundarbans have the largest fishery board in India, where the Sundarbans Development Board runs a fishery project on an area of   50 hectares.
The Sundarbans are home to over 50 species, including the Royal Bungalow Tiger, about 60 reptiles, over 300 species of birds and over 300 species of flora.
The Sundarbans is a paradise for those who love photography because, with the view of this beautiful dense forest, diverse wildlife can also be shot here. For this reason, many documentary-making companies have captured the diversity of space in their cameras and have reached worldwide.
Every moment there is a danger in the Sundarbans, here you will find snakes and crocodiles, which you have to avoid because they are not easily visible in the dense forest and you may be harmed so you should stay close to the coast.

Sundarbans Horror Story

 


Though the name Sundarbans of Bengal sounds pleasant, it has become a horror story for the residents here. After all, why is it so?
The Sundarbans are a group of 54 small islands located in the Indian state of West Bengal. The Sundarbans are a land of man-eating tigers, where dozens of people hunt tigers every year. Local people say that these attacks are increasing continuously.
These deltas are filled with evergreen forests and huge salt marshes. There are high fields in this marshy forest. In this picture, a sailor is driving his boat.
Experts say that humans and tigers are being forced to come here due to climate change. In such a situation, tiger attacks on people are increasing.
Fishermen, honey collectors and hunters who often go deep into the forest.
The forest department encounters those who gather honey before going into the forest. Forest officials say the tiger often attacks from behind and can be fooled by masks.
The flag fluttering on the bamboo - called the Jhamati, is placed in places where the tiger attack is more likely.

Employment
In Sundarbans, the Forest Department has given employment to villagers. Its job is to set up traps to prevent tigers from entering the village.
This is the story of all the villages in the entire region. The young widow, whose husband was killed by this big cat. One such widow woman stands here.
The wives plant vermilion according to local customs. It is a symbol of a married Hindu woman. Here, Anjana Sindhoor, the wife of Normal Knowledge, plants Sindhoor when her husband returns from the forest.

Enjoy these luxury resorts while traveling to Sundarbans

Travelling Mode

By Air
You can reach Sundarbans by all three routes, Dum Dum Airport of Kolkata is the nearest airport.

By Railways
You can resort to Sealdah railway station for the rail route.

By Road
You can also be reached by road. The Sundarbans are better connected to Kolkata by Roadways. You will easily get public transport from Sonakhali, Namkhana, Canning, Rai Dighi and Nejat.

National Park: Sundarbans
If you are asked about the national park of the country, then perhaps you will be able to tell about two or three national parks. But let us tell you that there are about 35 national parks in the country, out of which more than 15 parks are prominent. Today we talk about the Sundarbans National Park in Kolkata, where anyone can get a chance to see nature up close.

Major River at Sundarbans

# Brahmaputra River

# The Ganga

Sundarbans National Park is surrounded by two major rivers of the country, the Brahmaputra and The Ganges. The park also has large forests including man-made and natural forests. There is also a small river inside the park, whose net is spread throughout the park. Small islands spread in the forests inside the park thrill the tourists visiting here.
The 'Royal Bengal Tiger' is mainly found in the Sundarbans National Park. Spread over 1330 square kilometers, this park has the largest forest in the world developed by humans. Sundarbans Park is named after the beautiful tree found here.
These trees are found here in very small quantities. About 54 islands are made of mud and sand flowing from the Ganges and Brahmaputra. Gosaba, Sandeshkali and Basanti islands lie on the northern wall of the Sundarbans. A panoramic view of the sea is seen on the southern side. The western part of the park consists of Malta and Vidya Rivers and on the eastern side is the international wall of Bangladesh.

Other Animals




More than 400 tigers are found in this park. These Bengal tigers are born here and are very good swimmers. As you enter the Sundarbans, you will encounter a variety of unique animals. Cute deer and monkeys will be seen staring at you with mysterious eyes. In the clear waters of the Sundarbans, you will be close to each other with fish and insect-moths of different colours and sizes that produce strange sounds. Crocodiles in the lost soil in their world will be seen on the banks of the river. A large group of sea turtles and Korba can be seen in the park. Burkind reindeer are found in the dangerous river Terrapin and the 'Ketchua' banks (middle) of Bhatnagar Baska.

Other Attractions

Sajankhali Sanctuary:
This is a part of the park, which is famous for various types of birds. The breath-taking birds found here can spell in your eyes. Apart from this, seven colourful kingfishers, White Sea eagles, plovers, lap wings and seasonal pelicans etc. attract tourists visiting here.

Netridhopani:
There is a 400 year old temple here, which remains a mystery even today.

Bhagabatpur:
This place is the largest place in the world, where crocodiles lay eggs.

Holiday Island: This Island is famous for deer.

Piyali:
It is the gateway to Sundarbans National Park, which is 72 km from Kolkata by road. It falls away and is very close to Sajnekhali, Sudhanakhali and Netridhopani by waterways. Green grass and trees planted on both sides of the small river add to the charm of the river. This river goes further and joins the Malta River. Piyali has been made a special tourist destination for the holidays. A complex has been built here, which is equipped with all modern facilities.

Kaikhali:
If you travel to the Sundarbans, do not return without seeing Kaikhali.

Special in Sundarbans
The Sundarbans Park has the largest delta in the world (where rivers are divided into several parts) to mesmerize you. The charm here will force you to get lost in the world of fantasies for some time. Red leaves originate in the island of Genwa during the warmer seasons of April and May. Kankra crab-shaped red flowers and yellow cake enhance the beauty of the place. The charm of the Sundarbans is no less enamoured with the dream world.

Outbreak of Nature And Progress On Sundarbans
The greenery of the forest is decreasing and trees named Sundarbans (mangroves) are being cut. Mangrove forests have lessened the impact of frequent storms, but smugglers are able to show nature more and more devastated by harvesting the forest in the race for development. Apart from the Sundarbans, mangrove forests are also fierce in the coastal areas of Odisha. As a result, the tide of storm water flows down the dam easily. Nature is playing with the lives of the Sundarbans and the people there due to the ever increasing temperature. An increase of only 45 cm in the sea surface and a significant part of the Sundarbans will be 'missing'. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) estimates that the sea surface may rise by one meter in the next 50 years and will submerge 15–18 percent of the Sundarbans. This is a side of dramatic changes in the ecology of the Sundarbans. The other information is even more serious. A team of experts has done comparative study of the data of the last three decades and the temperature is increasing by 0.5 degree Celsius every 12 years.
This average has remained above the last three decades (12 years in a decade in the language of scientific research). That is, meanwhile, the temperature has increased by one and a half degrees. This Sundarbans water temperature is eight times the average rate of global warming. The initial effects of this change are visible. Many species of fish have started to decrease. According to Abhijit Mitra, head of the team of researchers and professors at Kolkata University, the 'International Panel on Climate Change' on Indian Ocean temperatures has proposed a temperature rise of 0.2 degrees Celsius every decade from 1970 to 1999. . Apparently, the temperature of the Sundarbans is rising more than three times the temperature of the Indian Ocean. To test how much global warming has affected the Sundarbans, the experts here conducted various experiments on the amount of liquefied oxygen in the water, the proportional amount of acid-base, the ratio of water and sanitation. Temperature calculated. is. The amount of liquefied oxygen in the western part is more than the eastern part of the Sundarbans. The total area of   the Sundarbans covers a total area of   10,230 sq km, which is 4,200 sq km in West Bengal. In the part of Bengal adjoining forest areas, various islands are spread over an area of   5,400 square kilometers, where more than 4 million people live. More than two hundred species of aquatic species are found here.
As the mangrove forest is reduced, the sea surface is rising and due to this the size of various islands of Sundarbans is decreasing rapidly. At the moment, experts are still embroiled in the debate as to whether it is due to climate change, the 'El Niño effect', or due to river erosion in the delta region, which seems to be increasing the sea surface. Whatever the reason, a major problem is going to come out of the Sundarbans for the future - we have seen a glimpse of this problem of displacement after cyclone 'Ayala'. It has been warned that if the forest area of   mangroves in the Sundarbans continues to decline, by 2030 at least 20 islands will cease to exist and at least sixty thousand families will be displaced. According to Scientific Utpal Chakraborty of the Geological Survey of India, “The problem of soil erosion in the delta region has increased due to mangrove harvesting.

Helplessness on A Boat


In the delta region of rivers, soil erosion continues but in the Sundarbans it is higher. In such a situation, if erosion occurs, the sea surface may rise along the coast of another island. "According to Chakravarty," this subject requires detailed study by Professor Tuhin Ghosh. The Sundarbans are being cut from one millimetre to four millimetres every year. Due to this the sea surface is rising at a speed of four centimetres. In the last 40 years, A. An area of   two hundred square kilometers of the Sundarbans has been dissolved in water. ”International concern about the ecology of the Sundarbans has begun to show widespread impact. According to United Nations Development Program (UNDP), place displacement has been seen. Bangladesh part of Sundarbans due to natural causes. In 1995, more than half of Bhola Iceland was drowned due to soil erosion and half a million people were displaced. Had gone.
The island was considered the largest island in the part of Bangladesh. This was followed by the sinking of Lohachara Island in part of India in 1996 and now south of the footpath or New Moore Iceland. The growing crisis on the islands from the rising surface of the sea in the areas of the Sundarbans is also being linked to the food crisis as the residential islands of the Sundarbans have so far been considered as a 'gold mine'. Of grain production. In the 60–70s, more than 56 thousand families from the Sundarbans were brought from the surrounding districts of North Kolkata - North 24 Parganas, Hooghly, Medinipur and Murshidabad. Proceeded. These too gradually moved towards 54 other islands of protection. According to a study conducted by Yadavpur's Ashwinographer Sugat Hazra, 31 square miles of land in the Sundarbans region has disappeared from the sea in the last 30 years.
It is a crisis on ecology due to climate change. Six hundred families have been displaced. The rising sea and indiscriminate felling of the forest has not stopped it because of this. These environmental questions are related to the livelihood of the local people. The greenery of the forest is decreasing and trees named Sundarbans (mangroves) are being cut. Mangrove forests have lessened the impact of frequent storms, but smugglers are able to show nature more and more devastated by harvesting the forest in the race for development. Apart from the Sundarbans, mangrove forests are also fierce in the coastal areas of Odisha. As a result, the tide of storm water flows down the dam easily. In 2004, two major storms such as last year's cyclonic storms 'Ayla' and 'Tsunami' destroyed about six lakh hectares of a quarter of the forest area of   the Sundarbans. A total area of   3,500 km was affected by the breaking of the dams. Its dam was 895 km. According to a report by the Water Resources Department of Bengal, "more than eight lakh people have fled." In areas like Patharpatima, Hingalganj, Gosama, there is neither soil nor bamboo. "

Increased Salinity In Freshwater

Life Is Troubled By Natural Disasters
In residential areas, cultivable land is being destroyed due to salt water. Due to this the problem of harvesting of forest area has increased. Since 1980, a team of five scientists from the University of Kolkata and the US Department of Oceanography at the University of Massachusetts have been shouting - "dissolving salt in freshwater sources and raising the region's average temperature is a major threat to the future. It is feared that increasing the amount of liquefied oxygen in the water may threaten the survival of aquatic animals. This reduces the reproductive and digestive capacity of organisms. It is believed that the Sundarbans are being cut due to island warming. Haritima is being destroyed due to river erosion. Second, the salt content is increasing.
The Department of Oceanography of Jadavpur University has conducted research with NABARD regarding the increase of salt in water. It has been found that after the cyclone 'Ayla', the amount of salt in the water of the rivers here has increased from 15 ppt (thousand on the part) to 15.8 ppt. According to Pranvesh Sanyal associated with this research, 'This figure in the ponds of villages is more than 30 ppt. Its effect is worrying. According to scientists, 'various types of aquatic mosses are formed in salty water that make oxygen. It is believed that about three-fourths of the oxygen in the world is produced from aquatic moss, but due to poor water hygiene in the Sundarbans, the moss has stopped. Due to this, the natural food chain in the forest is being affected.

Bets on Living Life
Every home in the Sundarbans has a story of tiger-hunting relatives catching fish and crabs. The tiger hunts a human every 48 hours. There is no other means of livelihood. Palan Naiya of Benipahali village remembers how his wife took the tiger in front of his eyes. He lured to catch another crab.  The number of widows killed by tigers on the various islands is 26 thousand. Basanti's Jalpada village widows' village they came. To find out about this, in 1990, when a police patrol with journalists saw several women wearing white saris in large boats. According to Dinesh Das, secretary of 'Yatan Sangh', which works to help such women, 'Government. They get the support of two hundred and fifty rupees. That too when the picture of the dead man's body is presented. The family dragged the tiger into the forest, they are also not destined.

Happy Children of Sundarbans Playing In Water

The greenery of the forest is decreasing and trees of beauty named Sundarbans are being cut. Hetal (elephant grass) is being pruned, among whom the Royal Bengal Tiger feels like home. The leaves of Elephant Grass (Hoagla in local parlance) are like stripes on a tiger's back. Hiding there is suitable for tigers. Land is required for farming, fish-prawn farming and honey harvesting, which are being declared protected forests. Encroachment of population is occurring unnoticed in the forest area. So when the delta area is flooded, tigers and children move to shore and then hide in the surrounding villages.
The poaching of tigers in the forest is decreasing due to poaching by the locals. Deer and wild boar have decreased significantly. According to forest department data, 'a total of 32 tiger infiltration incidents have been reported since 2006, with 30 tigers released back into the forest. Part of the Ganges Delta-Sundarbans, especially in West Bengal. Not even part of Bangladesh is untouched by such incidents. Every year in Bangladesh, about 20 people fall prey to the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Plan to acquire six thousand acres of land for dams
After a long time, a practice has been started to protect the Sundarbans from natural orgy. The Bengal government has prepared a plan to acquire six thousand acres of land to build the dam. Of this, 2,300 acres were acquired during the Left Front government. The Trinamool Congress government will acquire 3,800 acres of land. Contrary to Trinamool Congress's policy of not acquiring land, the party supremo and chief minister have given the green signal for this. It is clear that it is not right to ignore the loss of life and property due to the cyclonic storm coming in this region every year. It is beginning to come to an understanding of the power-establishment. According to Sundarbans Development Minister Shyamal Mandal, "checks have also been issued for five hundred acres".
The government's acquisition of land for dams is one aspect of the whole affair. The other side is questions related to its slow pace and corruption. Political colour was seen in providing relief to the victims after the cyclone 'Aela' which came three years ago. It can be a case of distributing cash or grain and clothes. Then the Trinamool Congress, which was in opposition, questioned it. Now that Mamata Banerjee's government is giving her green signal to move away from her party line, in the face of nature's leela, the claims of nepotism and monkey bond in compensation of land at the panchayat level are counter-productive. Protest of the land has started with full vigor.

Swampy Area of   Sundarbans
According to experts, thousands of innocent people are left destitute in front of nature due to corruption and corruption. According to retired oceanographer Tushar Kanjilal of Kolkata University, "The state has not yet reviewed what the status of the embankments is." There are a total of 110 islands in 19 blocks, where regular review of dams was necessary. “According to Kanjilal, a ring was needed to penetrate the water beyond the embankment, which was not built anywhere. Ring tidal water enters the delta region along the streams of the Bunty River. 'But safety rules have been kept in mind in the game of land grabbing. Whether it is in the name of building a shelter or in the name of 'snatching' from the forest for farming.

The Opposition of Power Grid in Delta Villages
The expansion of the National Power Grid to bring electricity to the villages of the Sundarbans Delta is being opposed. In the opinion of environmentalists and scientists, the soil of the delta region is very soft. The construction of large transmission poles will increase the problem of land subdivision and also affect the schedule and direction of tide ebb in the region. According to Gonchaudhuri, former director of West Bengal Green Energy Development Corporation Limited, "High-tension wires in this cyclone-affected area will often be at risk of breaking." The West Bengal government plans to power all 1,076 villages falling in the delta region, but opponents argue that the Sundarbans currently consume 50 kWh annually, which is 96 per cent of the supply. According to Sundarbans Vikas Nigam, "By 2020, the demand for electricity in the region will increase by 20 times, so the government is working on a project of Rs 2500 crore for electrification of the area."

Ashes and Poisonous Gas Spoil Life
There are some areas of Bengal where the colour of trees and plants is not green, but bright brown. The leaves are yellow and yellow. These leaves have a deep layer of dust and ash. In such a situation, what can happen to the lungs of people living in the area can only be estimated? Stories of dust, ash, smoke and waste lungs would be seen in every house in the industrial areas of Bengal, where such factories are. In Jhargram, Bankura, Hooghly, Medinipur, Howrah, Burdwan, Durgapur, there have been constant concerns about the smoke emanating from hundreds of thousands of factories but the problems remain the same. The result is that people's anger is now coming out. Local villagers got angry some time ago due to leakage of 'black carbon' gas from a chemical factory in Singur in Hooghly district. Not only the local administration but also the Pollution Control Board had ignored complaints of leakage of 'carbon black gas' from this largest bitumen factory in India. By the way, the Pollution Control Board investigated here in 2006 and collected samples.

The board had issued some directives but they have not been implemented till now. In such a situation, the people of villages like Mahesh Tikari, Haripal, who are in the clutches of this factory have started fearing another Bhopal gas tragedy here. In these villages, the waste of this chemical factory has destroyed farming. Local people often complain of eye irritation and chest pain. The example of Singur's factory is very recent. Prior to Singur's Chemical Factory, the issue of the ashes of power stations in Kolaghat and Bundel has come up a lot. More than two thousand acres of land around the power stations has become barren due to not properly installing the ashes. The same is happening with the pollution of sponge iron factories in Bankura, Purulia and Medinipur. In Kolkata last year, villagers from many such areas surrounded the 'Ambient Bhawan', the headquarters of the Pollution Control Board. In 2008, the Department of Environment issued new guidelines for polluting factories, but out of more than three hundred factories in Bengal, only 20 took pollution control measures in their place, the rest of which are running indiscriminately. Bengal Environment Secretary ML Meena argues that action is taken when complaints are received. He says many sponge iron and chemical factories have been closed in recent times, but stories from villages close to such factories defy the government's claim.

Sundarban Trips

The problem is more serious with sponge iron units. There are 62 factories one by one on National Highway-6, 170 kilometers south-west of Kolkata, 34 in Burdwan, 13 in Purulia, 10 in Bankura, four in West Medinipur and 24-Parganas adjoining Kolkata. Has made life difficult. These factories have come into existence in Jhargram and Purulia of Midnapore for a few years. These units have been classified by the Pollution Control Board as red marks. The first sponge iron factory was established a decade ago at Gajashimul in Medinipur. After that, factories in Jitsathal and Mohanpur opened. Local villagers were watching the work. Therefore, neither one raised the question of environmental pollution nor health. Located a few kilometers from each other, these factories have a total production capacity of eight hundred tons per day. 1200 tons of coal and 4 million kilolitres of water are used. One can then imagine the waste left in the air and water.

Crush For Life


Like the rugged West Bengal, the lives of the people here are difficult. To save survival, people have a habit of hard work and low daily wages, but with this daily, they get a layer of silicate in the lungs for free. Yes, Rampur Haat area of   West Bengal is being told about the stone mines spread in the mill. The region connects four districts of Bengal with the forests of Sarasadanga in Jharkhand via Dumka Road. The only sources of livelihood here are the stone mines but when the crushers speak in the mines, the dust freezes with Rosie which is shortening the lives of the people. The lives of more than 30 thousand poor tribals living in more than 100 villages depend on these mines. Mostly, when women return from these mines with a small daily wage, the night harvesting is heavy. The layer of frozen silica in the lungs makes it difficult to breathe. Many types of research have been done on the health of these people, but the report is blowing dust in any corner of the health department.

Talakuri Tudu of Balrampur village in the area is still 38 years old but looks 65. She stumbles. Tudu once worked with her husband and 18-year-old son in the mines here. The husband died a few months ago. The first son died after complaining of chest pain. Now she does not want to live. She knows that someday she too will go to her husband and son. Like Talkuri Tudu, the region has many tribal youths who have fewer days of life left. The mines here supply ballast and stone in eastern India, but most crusher owners do not have licenses, so crushers move more at night. Clearly, there is no question of guaranteeing the safety of workers. According to Shankar Chaudhary, a resident of Nayanpur village, many people became rich overnight. Nobody asks them. The term exploitation is used as a synonym in these crushers. The reason for this is not long working hours, low pay and health facilities.
Shivcharan Murmu of Balrampur village says, "In crushers, we arrive at work at seven in the morning and get a half-hour break at half past one in the afternoon." Murmu's one-month-old daughter has blisters everywhere in her body, from which blood keeps leaking. He along with his wife went to the government health center located 15 km away, where the doctor put him on ointment, but to no avail.

A team of six physicians and 10 environmental experts recently conducted a three-month study on the health of those working in crushers located in different areas of Virbhum, Bankura, Medinipur and Purulia districts. Surprisingly for doctors, only 1.28% of the 402 patients hospitalized for treatment from these areas showed the effect of drugs, all the more so that the effect of silica freezing was unlikely. Above all, the level of malnutrition was found to be hundred percent. Symptoms of liver cirrhosis were found in most workers. The condition of 80 percent of the labourers working here is more or less similar.
The workers of these crushers are divided into two categories. First appearance and second appearance are bonded labourers who earn 50 to 60 rupees a day. Their income cannot exceed this. Tikli are contract labourers, who are brought from nearby villages. These people earn up to 70-80 rupees. The cost of loading a basket truck filled with stone is 10 rupees. According to Sarasvati Magadi, who works here, arriving at work is necessary for attendance. To break these crushers, large boulders are brought from the nearby Chittaragedia mine. The administration is aware of bonded wages, but the game of avoiding responsibility runs on each other. According to Amitabh Sengupta, SDO of Rampur hat action is taken on receiving the complaint.
Recently a crusher running near the school was closed, but in such cases the decision is made by the Additional District Magistrate who is also the Land Revenue Officer of the district. According to Additional District Magistrate Tarun Singh Mohapatra, monitoring the crusher is the task of the Pollution Control Board. Secondly, before taking any action, we also have to see that the population of these areas depends on these crushers for employment. The crusher receives royalties to the Land Revenue Department, but any action related to pollution can only be taken by the Pollution Control Board. If we get any complaint through this then we can take action. Some time ago, the Ministry of Labour of the State Government formed a committee to examine the health of workers and daily wages. Dr. Roopak Ghosh's committee was a part of it, but no one knows what happened to this report.


According to the state's labour department, his department will investigate it. Significantly, according to a 1996 order of the Supreme Court, it is necessary to get permission from the Pollution Control Board to run the crusher. Workers working in crushers should be given masks and have regular health tests. After the death of 18 crusher labourers in Chitragadia, Jharkhand, the state government had to pay damages on the order of the Supreme Court. In the same case, the Supreme Court also gave instructions, but in later days it was not taken seriously in Bengal. Till date, the condition is that a population of 50 thousand is being affected by more than six hundred crushers working in four districts of Bengal. Farming is disintegrating. Voluntary organizations are creating a stir for six-point rescue measures. For example, machines should be covered, kept in sheds, sprayed while running crushers, labourers are given masks, dust by crusher owners and fruits to reduce the effect of regular medical testing Should be given, but police-crusher owners and administration have created such a lobby which is not having any effect.






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