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The credit for turning Henry Island into a holiday hotspot goes to the fisheries department of the state government, which has set up a pisciculture project here. A government official said that the department has dug more than 50 ponds occupying over 25 bigha on 100-hectare land carved off the 500-hectare island. The department has planted trees like gora, kankru and palm apart from naturally growing sundari and hetal.Henry Island is named after a European who surveyed land in the area in the late 19th Century. Dense mangrove forest parted by numerous canals covered the area then. Wildlife such as tiger, deer, wild pig, crocodile and snake were common. The island was only an extension of the Sunderbans and the surveyor could not have dreamt that it would become a human habitat in little more than a hundred years

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  • Copyright: PRASENJITDEY DEY (PRASENJITDEY) (23)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-10-15
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/4.2
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-12-10 0:42
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