E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 2, 2024

River Bank Erosion; Causes and Impact on human Life: A Case Study of Samserganj Block, Murshidabad, West Bangal

Author(s): Subhendu Das Bairagya, Dr. Sanatan Ghosh


The Ganga is India’s most important and iconic river. The lifeline of India is the Ganges River. It flows between India and Bangladesh. The Ganga River originates from the Gangotri Glacier in Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand. After entering West Bengal, the Ganga divides into two parts near Mithipur in Murshidabad district known as Bhagirathi and Hooghly in West Bengal and Padda and Meghna in Bangladesh Murshidabad district lies on the left bank of river Ganges which is a flood plain region of West Bengal. River bank erosion is the most effective environmental disaster in Murshidabad district. My study area is Samserganj block which is located in the northern part of Murshidabad district. River bank erosion is a major problem in the Samserganj block Murshidabad, causing significant damage to infrastructure and displacing local communities. This abstract presents a comprehensive analysis of the factors contributing to river bank erosion in the area and proposes potential solutions to mitigate its impact. The study utilizes satellite imagery, field surveys, and interviews with local residents to assess the extent of erosion and identify vulnerable areas. Again, I have shown through this research work, what are the reasons, what time of the year is more river bank erosion and what is the human activity in this river erosion? And as a result of this bank erosion, I have analysed what problems people are facing and what effect it has on the economy and society.

Keywords: Erosion, Sedimentation, Bank Stability, Channel Migration, Poor Maintained of Embankments, Loss of Land, Flood Risk, Infrastructure Damage, Displacement of Communities

Pages: 774-781

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