The delicate environment of India’s mangrove forests is being damaged by increased industrialization and climate change. However, some restoration methods have the potential to restore degraded mangroves.
Susanta Nanda, an Indian Forest Service Officer, on Tuesday shared a video of the fishbone canal farming method being implemented in the Bhitarkanika wetlands in Odisha.
While sharing the video, Nanda explained, “Water is diverted from streams at Bhitarkanika into mangroves gaps through fishbone-shaped channels, so that the salty wastelands become fertile to support cultivated mangrove species. The shape allows water to reach every nook and cranny in the area.” VC: J.D. Pati”.
Water from streams at Bhitarkanika are diverted into mangrove gaps through fishbone-shaped channels, so that the salty wasteland becomes fertile to support cultivated mangrove species, and the shape allows water to reach every nook and cranny in the area.
VC: JD Pati pic.twitter.com/y197bH7XAH
– Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) 5 July 2022
According to reports, mangroves are declining at an alarming rate. So the step that has been taken to promote the cultivation of mangroves deserves recognition.
– Sonali Das (@SonaliD82403754) 5 July 2022
Fabulous concept. It is absolutely necessary for the preservation of mangrove forests.
– KK (KKBALAKRISHNAN) 6 July 2022
This must be arrived at in the minds of all those who blindly support unplanned and so-called concrete development at the expense of the destruction of forests, mangroves and hills.
Mahesh Al Mohandes (@maheshengineer) 6 July 2022
Amazing efforts to allow nature to restore its territory. https://t.co/upWjDfaiYM
BiswoBal 6 July 2022
Nanda’s tweet on the innovative save technology has garnered more than 10,000 views. Commenting on this post, one Twitter user wrote, “According to reports, mangroves are declining at an alarming rate. So the step taken to boost mangrove planting is commendable.” Another person said: “Wonderful concept. Very necessary to preserve the mangroves.”
According to the Gujarat Forest Department, Fishbone canal transplantation technique It is used to submerge areas that are not subject to regular tidal inundation. By flooding dry wetlands near intertidal areas, new mangroves can be reforested.
A report published in the International Journal of Environmental Studies says a fishbone channel farming technique has helped revive mangrove cover in the Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh.