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Community-based Hazard Vulnerability Assessment in Coastal Area: A Case Study on Mousuni Island of Sundarban Delta


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1 Manindranagar High School (HS), Berhampore, Murshidabad, West Bengal, India
2 Jindighee High School (HS), Sagardighi, Murshidabad, West Bengal, India
     

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Mousuni Island is one of the fully inhabited islands in Sundarban Delta. The island experiences various type of coastal hazards in every year and many people in this area are vulnerable to those natural calamities. With the intent of measure the degree of vulnerability of people to hazards, perception study has been conducted among five selective community groups in Mousuni island. The vulnerability index for the communities reveals that the cultivator and daily wage earner groups are steadily affected by all types of hazard. The study exposes that among five major coastal hazards cyclone and tidal surges is the most threatening incident from all occupational viewpoint. Some basic recommendations have also been proposed to cop the adverse impact of hazards occurring at the study area.

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Sundarban Delta, Mousuni Island, Coastal Hazard, Vulnerability Index.
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Authors

Debabrata Mondal
Manindranagar High School (HS), Berhampore, Murshidabad, West Bengal, India
Suman Kumar Kundu
Jindighee High School (HS), Sagardighi, Murshidabad, West Bengal, India

Abstract


Mousuni Island is one of the fully inhabited islands in Sundarban Delta. The island experiences various type of coastal hazards in every year and many people in this area are vulnerable to those natural calamities. With the intent of measure the degree of vulnerability of people to hazards, perception study has been conducted among five selective community groups in Mousuni island. The vulnerability index for the communities reveals that the cultivator and daily wage earner groups are steadily affected by all types of hazard. The study exposes that among five major coastal hazards cyclone and tidal surges is the most threatening incident from all occupational viewpoint. Some basic recommendations have also been proposed to cop the adverse impact of hazards occurring at the study area.

Keywords


Sundarban Delta, Mousuni Island, Coastal Hazard, Vulnerability Index.

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