Workshop meetings of Kangsabati River Basin, a part of Lower Ganga Basin

As a part of Case Study 4, Kangsabati River Basin, a part of Lower Ganga Basin, workshops were conducted at different locations involving stakeholders from different sectors during March and April 2011. Workshops involved government officials, academicians, agriculture scientists from district farmer organizations (KVK - Krishi Vigyan Kendra) and individual farmers, both men and women. 

The objectives of the workshops was to determine both vulnerability of the region to impending climate change and possible adaptation measures as suggested by the stakeholders. A focused group discussion method; problem and solution web, was opted for to interact with the stakeholders and elicit responses from them. The local language; Bangla, was used to interact with the local farmers to involve them in a better manner. Based on their experience, different stakeholders suggested varied adaptation measures to counter current and future climatic, hydrological and agricultural issues posed by climate change.

Discussion with scientists at KVK, Kapgari, District Paschim Medinipore
Discussion with scientists at KVK, Kapgari,
District Paschim Medinipore
 

Discussion with West Bengal Government officials and academicians at IIT Kharagpur
Discussion with West Bengal Government officials
and academicians at IIT Kharagpur

 Discussion with women farmers at KVK, Kapgari, District Paschim Medinipore
Discussion with women farmers at KVK, Kapgari,
District Paschim Medinipore
 Discussion with farmers at KVK, Sonamukhi, District Bankura
Discussion with  farmers at KVK, Sonamukhi,
District Bankura