Char (riverine islands) areas situated along the Teesta river in the northern district of Gaibandha are frequently subjected to riverbank erosion, resulting in significant loss of land and property. To combat this issue, local residents of Bhati Kapshia Char in the Sundarganj upazila of Gaibandha have collectively planted 4000-5000 trees of various species, including banana trees and vetiver grass, across a stretch of 1.5 kms along the riverbank. Erosion has substantially reduced since. Local authorities believe that this collaborative initiative could serve as a model for protecting other Char areas across the country.