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1. Establishment of an advanced center at the University for microbial research.

2. Cataloguing and dissemination of microbial diversity in Sundarban

3. Assessing the amount of carbon sequestration through mangrove forest of Sundarbans towards controlling global warming

Pilot Investment Executing Agency

Calcutta University

Original Cost

Rs 5.60 crores

Funding Agency

World Bank

Revised Cost Rs 6.20 crores


Develop facilities for addressing the following issues:

1. microbes present in the substrate sediments of Sundarban and their contribution towards maintaining the mangrove system

2. contribution of mangrove forest towards controlling global warming through carbon sequestration in the forest

Nodal Officer

Dr. Maitree Bhattacharyya

Dr. Maitree Bhattacharyya
Department of Biochemistry,
University of Calcutta

Contact Address

Department of Biochemistry,
University of Calcutta,
35,Ballygunge Circular Road,

Project Summary

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Detailed Project Report

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MOU between ICZM Project and University of Calcutta

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