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East Kolkata Wetlands loses its champion

The recent death of Dhrubajyoti Ghosh, who focused global attention on the East Kolkata Wetlands, comes at a time when this unique urban ecosystem is in danger of being wiped out

It is impossible to disengage Dhrubajyoti Ghosh from the East Kolkata Wetlands at the eastern fringe of Kolkata that he introduced to the world as a unique urban ecosystem…Read More

Wetlands retreat before onslaught of urbanisation

India will add more than 200 million people to its cities in the next 15 years, putting a great strain on wetlands unless urban planning urgently deals with the imminent crisis

The latest annual Economic Survey by the Finance Ministry presented data that included the rapid pace of urbanisation, indicating that the wetlands in the country are headed for a crisis…Read More