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Volume 6 Issue 1
Watershed Management for Sustainable Livelihoods: Integrating Local Pond Ecosystems in Malda, West Bengal
|Md. Moazzam Hossain, Kamal Kant Patra
|This research article explores the intricate relationship between watershed management, local pond ecosystems, and sustainable livelihoods in the Malda district of West Bengal. The study investigates the potential of integrating local pond ecosystems into watershed management strategies as a means to enhance economic prosperity, ecological resilience, and community well-being. Through a multidisciplinary approach, combining ecological assessments, socioeconomic surveys, and participatory engagement, the research aims to provide insights into the synergies that exist between watershed management practices and the sustainable livelihoods of the local villagers.
The research methodology involves field studies encompassing hydrological analysis, biodiversity assessments, and community consultations, aimed at understanding the dynamics of local pond ecosystems and their interconnectedness with the broader watershed. Special attention is given to the diverse ecosystem services provided by these ponds, such as water provisioning, nutrient cycling, and supporting aquatic biodiversity, and how they contribute to the overall resilience of the watershed.
The findings of this study are expected to contribute valuable information for policymakers, environmental practitioners, and local communities in Malda district, offering a comprehensive understanding of how the integration of local pond ecosystems into watershed management plans can foster sustainable livelihoods. The article discusses potential strategies for optimizing the co-management of these resources, balancing the ecological health of the ponds with the socioeconomic needs of the local population.
Ultimately, this research aims to provide a blueprint for sustainable watershed management practices that prioritize the conservation and utilization of local pond ecosystems, fostering a harmonious balance between ecological integrity and the livelihood aspirations of the communities in Malda, West Bengal.
|Watershed Management, Sustainable Livelihoods, Local Pond Ecosystems, Ecological Resilience, Community Engagement, Malda, West Bengal
|Volume 6, Issue 1, January-February 2024
|Watershed Management for Sustainable Livelihoods: Integrating Local Pond Ecosystems in Malda, West Bengal - Md. Moazzam Hossain, Kamal Kant Patra - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 1, January-February 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i01.12017
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