‘Everything Gone’: People Of Sundarbans Stare At Bleak Future

Bloomberg Quint | May 23, 2020 at 4:11 PM
  • Pronab Biswas, a resident of Kakdwip in Sundarbans, was happy that that his only son — a migrant labourer — had returned from Maharashtra last week and had planned to buy a dinghy to start a fishing business of his own.
  • Biswas, who had a family of six to feed, now plans to accompany his son back to Maharashtra in search of livelihood once the coronavirus lockdown is over.
  • With livelihood lost and homes washed away, observers of the Sundarbans region feel the ecologically-fragile region, which has been under stress due to rising sea levels, would witness a migration surge in the months to come.