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Vol. 49, No. 41, Apr 16 - 22, 2017
Comment: It’s Racism
Note: Yogi’s Thoughts - Raman Swamy
News Wrap - A G D
Pakistan Divided: Bangladesh–March 1971 - Farooque Chowdhury
The ‘Invisible’ Numbers: Demonetisation–Voices from the Inside Out - Smarajit Jana
Hard Facts: ‘Behind the Saffron Surge’ - Sandeep Banerjee

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25 Apr 2017

Conserving the East Kolkata Wetlands: As if an unknown ecosystem

Dhrubajyoti Ghosh

Within the East Kolkata Wetlands, a Ramsar site and recently flagged as one of the two most outstanding wetlands in the world for managing wastewater, we had one of the most flourishing mouza (revenue village) named Bhagabanpur. In 2002, Bhagabanpur had 88 per cent of its area covered with waterbody. This was the year in which East Kolkata Wetlands was declared as a Ramsar site and it became a protected wetland. After 14 years, in 2016 this area of waterbodies has come down to 19 per cent. The work was carried out by a non-profit, SCOPE [1] which is active in the wetland area and the researchers were Dhruba Das Gupta, Subhamita Chaudhuri and Sudeshna Ghosh. The first copy was placed for the perusal of the state environment secretary and thereafter it has reached the shores of many countries of the world, rightfully. Environment minister of the state has been continuously saying that the government will not allow even a single waterbody within the East Kolkata Wetlands area to be filled up.
Can we call this call this withering away of the state?
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