Rajasthan

Cong 102
BJP 72
RLM 0
OTH 25

Madhya Pradesh

Cong 108
BJP 112
BSP 4
OTH 6

Chhattisgarh

Cong 60
BJP 23
JCC 5
OTH 2

Telangana

TRS-AIMIM 85
TDP-Cong 23
BJP 3
OTH 8

Mizoram

MNF 24
Cong 6
BJP 1
OTH 9
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Villagers fear for survival on India’s disappearing island

Ghoramara is among many islands in the delta affected by rising sea levels and soil erosion experts say is caused by climate change

Villagers fear for survival on India's disappearing island

Residents of India's Ghoramara Island want to leave their home as it shrinks every year due to rising seas, but many say they can't afford it. The 4.6 sq km (1.8 sq mile) island, part of the Sundarbans delta on the Bay of Bengal, has nearly halved in size over the past two decades, according to village elders. (Source: Reuters)

Villagers fear for survival on India's disappearing island

Ghoramara is among many islands in the delta affected by rising sea levels and soil erosion experts say is caused by climate change. (Source: Reuters)

Villagers fear for survival on India's disappearing island

The Sundarbans, shared by India and Bangladesh, include the world's largest mangrove forest as well as rare or endangered tigers, dolphins, birds and reptiles. (Source: Reuters)

Villagers fear for survival on India's disappearing island

Floods have churned the island's shoreline into mud fringed with broken coconut palms. Fishermen cast their nets to try to take advantage of the rising waters. (Source: Reuters)

Villagers fear for survival on India's disappearing island

Angur Bala Mondal, 83, sits inside her house in front of posters of Hindu deities, after she broke her hip joint in Ghoramara Island. (Source: Reuters)

Villagers fear for survival on India's disappearing island

As well as damaging homes, floods destroy valuable betel leaf crops that many islanders have depended on for a living. "Every year, high-tide salt water enters my farm and destroys my cultivation, so I have to face a big loss," said Mihir Kumar Mondal, a betel leaf farmer. (Source: Reuters)

Villagers fear for survival on India's disappearing island

Half of the villagers are ready to move if the government provided free land in a safer are but there has been no response to their request for compensation or to move people off the island. (Source: Reuters)

Villagers fear for survival on India's disappearing island

Folk theatre actors perform at a makeshift theatre Jatra during annual Hindu festival of Jagadhatri Puja on Ghoramara Island. (Source: Reuters)

Villagers fear for survival on India's disappearing island

Residents say the flood waters are getting worse, threatening their homes and livelihoods. "If government gives rehabilitation I will leave," said Sheikh Aftab Uddin, sitting outside his new mud house with his wife, after his previous home was destroyed by floodwaters. (Source: Reuters)

Villagers fear for survival on India's disappearing island

Climate change experts say the entire island population will have to be relocated one day. (Source: Reuters)

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