Rituparna Hajra

Rituparna Hajra
Sarsuna College, University of Calcutta · Department of Geography

PhD

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Introduction
Faculty at the Department of Geography, Sarsuna College, University of Calcutta. Research interest in Social Science, Population and Welfare Geography, Environmental Science, Sustainability and Vulnerability Assessment methodology, Social Policy and Quantitative Social Research, Coastal Sustainability, Rural Development. Most recent publication is 'Agricultural productivity, household poverty and migration in the Indian Sundarban Delta'.
Additional affiliations
June 2011 - present
Jadavpur University
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Awarded PhD in Science. Working on different social and environmental issues related to climate change, coastal sustainability focussing on Indian Sundarban Delta.
August 2010 - present
Sarsuna College, Kolkata
Position
  • Lecturer

Publications

Publications (22)
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The estuarine islands of Indian Sundarban are highly vulnerable due to erosion, flooding, and population pressure. Quantitative assessment of vulnerability at micro-region level in this delta is still limited, which acts as a barrier to formulate effective implementable management strategies for increasing resilience. This study quantified the leve...
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Deltas are highly sensitive to erosion, flooding, and salinization with consequential agricultural productivity losses and out-migration, which is a preferred adaptive measure for the inhabitants of deltaic islands. This study investigates the associations between agricultural productivity decrease, household poverty and the probability of out-migr...
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Deltas are highly sensitive to erosion, flooding, and salinization with consequential agricultural productivity losses and out-migration, which is a preferred adaptive measure for the inhabitants of deltaic islands. This study investigates the associations between agricultural productivity decrease, household poverty and the probability of out-migr...
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The paper is a case study from Indian Sundarbans, which discusses about the interrelationships between different socio-demographic factors, with particular emphasis on the malnutrition, which is one of the main factors in socio-demographic vulnerability of any area.
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Deltaic island systems are becoming vulnerable with frequent embankment failures, beach erosion and submergence, and flooding throughout the world. In addition to this, the alarming growth of population in this ecologically sensitive and fragile niche has posed a major threat for its very existence. The impact of sea level rise in combination with...
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Coastal regions have long been settled by humans due to their abundant resources for livelihoods, including agriculture, transportation, and rich biodiversity. However, natural and anthropogenic factors, such as climate change and sea-level rise, and land subsidence, population pressure, developmental activities, pose threats to coastal sustainabil...
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The recently endorsed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda unanimously agrees on the need to focus on inclusive development, the importance of eradicating extreme poverty and managing often complex human well-being impacts of rapid urban growth. Sustainable and inclusive urbanisation will accelerate progress towards the SDGs and contribute t...
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The impact of sea level rise in combination with complex hydrodynamic condition causes severe coastal erosion in islands of Indian Sundarban. In recent past within the Hugli River (lower course of River Ganga) estuary, three islands namely Lohachahara, Suparibhanga and Bedford completely submerged and Ghoramara Island eroded significantly which res...
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Discussions on post Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) unanimously agree on the need to focus on sustainable development, finishing the job of ending extreme poverty and the importance of supporting urban development. Urbanization has the ability to transform societies and cities are the primary engine of economic growth and development. On the ot...
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Sylvia Szabo and Rituparna Hajra offer a number of policy options for supporting sustainable urban development and human well-being.
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Environmental Refugees are unable to maintain a secure livelihood in their own habitat due to environmental hazards, with minor optimism to return. This category includes the people who are displaced due to the disruption in physical and/or social systems, and subsequent losses or degradation of ecosystem services. The impacts of sea level rise in...

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