The mangrove project was remote, yet dear to our hearts. SIB gave Rs 10,000 to the South Kolkata (SISK) branch, so that we could help the club in their planting of 200 mangrove saplings at Sunderbans, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each sapling cost Rs 50.
The project benefitted not only the environment, but also families devastated by Cyclone Amphan. Many distressed women and their families could nurture and grow saplings as well as help to restore the fragile ecosystems and biodiversity of Sunderbans.
It was an interesting experiment taken up by SISK with the Kolkata Society for Cultural Heritage (KSCH).