Places in News: Mousuni Island


  • Mousuni Island in West Bengal’s Sundarbans region was severely impacted by extreme weather.
  • Close to a quarter of Mousuni has been flooded with saline water from the surrounding Muriganga and Chinai rivers as well as Bay of Bengal.

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  • Mousuni, along with Ghoramara and Sagar, are among the most vulnerable in the region, climate experts have pointed out.
  • The three adjacent islands underline the high climate risk faced by the risk of western part of Indian Sundarbans.
  • Ganga Sagar, Ghoramara, and Mousuni islands are part of the Hooghly River estuarine system.

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