An estimated 1.06 million hectare of arable land in Bangladesh and 6.7 million hectares in India is affected by salinity. Salinity intrusion adversely affects the livelihoods of farmers, especially rice cultivators and fisherfolks, vegetations, soil quality, and infrastructure in these areas.

Change in climate conditions and the frequency of natural disasters
in recent times has made it imperative to find lasting adaptation
solutions for the agriculture sector. Given that almost 60 % of the
country’s population relies on this sector for its livelihood and that
it contributes approximately 15.7% of India’s GDP, an analysis of