19.11.2020 (Thursday) Kolkata - Diamond Harobour - Namkhana - 10 Mile - Kalistan -Henry's Island - Bakkhali (4 hrs)
20.11.2020 (Friday) Bakkhali - Frazergunj- 10 Mile- Patibunia- Mousuni Ferry Ghat- Kolkata
Mode of Transport - Car - Maruti Alto
Tour map - https://www.google.com
Namkhana (via Cable stayed bridge - no need for Barge ride) - 10 Mile
The local club through which Subrata distributed Amphan materials. We learnt people got many relief materials during Amphan - in fact there was over whelming response, they told us. But relief of Rs 20,000 per person was usurped by party workers.
20.11.2020 (Friday) Bakkhali
The 16 bigha (= 320 Cottah = 230,400 sq ft) paddy field he owns after working 24 years as Sareng in a fishing trawler. Before cutting down the paddy Yudhisthir worship Basumata (Mother Earth). So the colors of his hands become red with Sindur before first cutting starts. Most of the people here use tractor (hires it from a person) for farming - but not Yudisthir, since cow drawn plough goes much below the soil than a tractor and resulting in more oxidation in the soil.
- 10 Mile - Patibunia- Mousuni Ferry Ghat- Diamond Harbour - Kolkata