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Sagar block is an island in the Gangetic delta, lying on the continental shelf of the Bay of Bengal about 100 km (54 nautical miles) south of Kolkata. The island is lying between 21.36° to 21.56° m N latitude and 88.11° m East Longitudes. Sagar Island is the southernmost part of West Bengal as well as western part of Sundarban and is a religious spot which attracts millions of pilgrims every year. In many tales of Hindu mythology and in ancient Indian literature like the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, a novel of Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay, a poem of Rabindranath Tagore, the name of Sagardwip was mentioned.

TSRD initiated Sagar project in 1995. Since then TSRD has been proving its prominence in different levels of intervention to address issues like environmental sustainability, women empowerment, disaster risk reduction, Health, education etc. Today TSRD is a leading non-governmental organization in Sagar to shape up the society for better tomorrow.

TSRD initiated Sagar Project in the year 1995. The Sagar Island is situated in the south-eastern corner of the Sundarbans touching the Bay of Bengal. Relatively, the incidence of cyclones and floods are of lesser intensity in Sagar island than other parts of the Sundarbans, yet the usual problems of the island are eroding embankment, saline water inundation, eco-degradation and the poverty situation of the people. The erosion of embankment has reached at such a situation that three villages viz. Bishalakshipur, Lohachara and Khasimara have already been deepened down into the sea and around 16 villages are partly submerged. Yet, the Sagar Island has its own importance. It is famous to the Hindus as this is an ancient pilgrimage spot namely ‘Ganga Sagar’, a confluence of the river Ganges and Bay of Bengal where million pilgrims from different corners of the country come for the holly dip in the middle of January every year. But this very short term economic detonation seldom reaches to the people of the island. Now-a-days it is found that tourist/pilgrims are coming here round the year especially on or around the holidays though fewer in numbers. TSRD runs this project namely ‘Sagar Project’ in this island and also covers some more islands and blocks under its fold.
State District Block Village Population covered Thematic area
West Bengal – Sagar Project South 24-Parganas
  • Sagar
  • Pathar-pratima
47 52,500
  • Greening
  • School Sanitation and Hygiene Education
  • SGSY Program
  • Awareness through Workshop, Meeting, Training
  • Irrigation
  • Health
  • Organizing meetings/Seminars
  • Develop people’s organization

Contact Info

Sagar Project

P.O. Kamalpur, Dist. 24 Parganas (S), Pin - 743 373,

Phone : 03210-242071, Mobile-07699090534

E-Mail : tsrdsagar@gmail.com
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