Mangroves: A Source of Existing and Alternative Livelihood

  • Abhijit Mitra


This chapter presents a frame work and guideline for initiating alternative livelihood development in coastal regions where existing livelihood practices are currently placing unsustainable pressure on the natural resource base. The Sundarban deltaic region is rich in natural resources, but inhabited by a very poor group of people. The population density is on the higher side due to which the pressure on natural resources is substantial. In this chapter the author has attempted to highlight few interesting alternative livelihood that are the output of cutting edge researches carried out by budding researchers with the aim to improve the economic profile of the deltaic lobe at the apex of Bay of Bengal.


Alternative livelihood Natural resources Cutting edge research Economic profile 


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  • Abhijit Mitra
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  1. 1.Department of Marine ScienceUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia

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