A Common Survival Strategy For The Sunderbans.
The prime minister of Bangladesh is likely to visit India in October. This will be her first visit here after assuming office for the third consecutive term. The prime minister of India is also well placed after the emphatic mandate.
The external affairs minister will possibly visit Dhaka later this month to finalize the date and the agenda of the Bangladesh prime minister’s trip.
There are numerous issues deserving attention at the highest political level. Here, I will only argue for adaptation to climate change in and around the Sunderban region. Besides the mangrove forest, the region hosts millions of marginal people.
Due to climate change the Sundarbans, a unique mangrove forest and home to more than 200 Bengal tigers, will disappear within 50 years due to rising sea level.
Indian and Bangladesh governments both have addressed the issue and signed papers to do something about it.
But both parties seem reluctant to take necessary steps, not only to save the 200 tigers but also to save the 7,2 million people that live around this nature area.