The Gangotri glacier, one of the largest ice bodies in the Garhwal Himalayas, is located in the Uttarkashi district of the state of Uttarakhand in India. It is one of the most sacred shrines in India, with immense religious significance. Being the main source of the river Ganga, it attracts thousands of pilgrims every year. The Gangotri glacier is a vital source of freshwater storage and water supply, especially during the summer season for a large human population living downstream.
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Mangroves provide valuable ecosystem services for the wellbeing of coastal communities. Assessment and valuation of these mangroves services are increasingly advocated in development and conservation decision-making. Translating the values of services into more explicit monetary terms requires understanding of stakeholder activities, socio-economic context and local organizational structure to effectively support decision-making. Based on a survey of households of three villages of Sundarban in Bangladesh, mangroves services to local communities were identified and their economic values estimated. The households perceived 18 mangroves services, of which capture fisheries, fuel energy, storm protection, habitat for fish breeding and nursery grounds and aesthetic enjoyment were ranked the most important. However, unsustainable exploitation and salinity intrusion impacted the services provided by mangroves. This study provides an important insight into the services and values of mangroves for local welfare, and thus can inform policy for protection and better use of mangrove resources.
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Shirakole Mahavidyalaya Admission — College Counselling : Shirakole Mahavidyalaya has released an online admission notification for the academic session of Students can take online admission in B. Com Hons. Com General. This college is affiliated with the University of Calcutta.
You have been issued with a handout on the Sundarbans. Read it and take notes. Look at some of the extra resources online page 4. Use the links below if you have lost the handout!