India, June 26 -- Chief minister Mamata Banerjee had decided on the plantation to compensate for plants lost during Cyclone Amphan

The Sundarbans would need an area nearly half the size of Kolkata to plant 50 million mangrove trees as decided by the West Bengal government recently, which is improbable, experts have said.

They cited a lack of space as the primary reason along with a number of other factors.

On World Environment Day (June 5, 2020) this year, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that 50 million mangroves would be planted in the Sundarbans in the near future.

The reason was to compensate for the plants' loss during the recent Cyclone Amphan , that made landfall near Sagar island in the Sundarbans.

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