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Erosion is likely to submerge the largest fresh water River Island in next 15-20 years.
Majuli is the largest fresh Water mid-river deltaic island in the world. It is situated in the upper reaches of the river Brahmaputra in Assam within the latitude of 26045' N – 27012' N & longitude of 93039' E – 94035' E with mean height of 84.5 Mt. above MSL. This landmass, with a population of 1.6 Lakhs, majority being tribals, has a very rich heritage and has been the abode of Assamese Vashnavite culture with tremendous option for spiritual and Eco-tourism. The island is a bio-diversity hotspot and has rich ecology with rare breeds of flora and fauna.
Majuli Island Protection and Development Council is a non-government organization promoted by the people of Majuli, who are concerned about the conservation and development of the Island. The primary objective of the organization is to build up mass awareness about the perilous future of this unique Island and its shrinking shoreline due to rapid erosion They are also trying their best to preserve the illustrious authenticity of its cultural and spiritual heritage by various means. The NGO has initiated a concerned effort involving various national and international agencies including the Government authorities to conserve the unique attributes of this largest fresh water inhabitant island, which is also famous as a rare bio-diversity hotspot.
MIPADC has also been the sole motivator and advocacy role player in preserving and bringing concern for the Island from various quarters as a fit case for UNESCO – World Heritage site due to its uniqueness in cultural and natural heritage.
For further details contact us at:
Majuli Island Protection & Development Council
68 South Avenue
New Delhi-110 011
Sapta Sahid Road
GS Road, Mathura Nagar