Coastal Areas
Opinion  /  Published 15.04.22

Troubling tide: coastal erosion

The extent of the damage to India’s coastline is alarming. In response to a question in Parliament, the ministry of earth sciences has revealed that 34 per cent of the coastline of the mainland ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 27.01.22

Mapping disaster

The Sunderbans in West Bengal, along with several districts in Odisha and Tamil Nadu, are the most vulnerable to high storm surges induced by cyclones, according to the Climate Hazards and Vulnerabili...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 02.06.21

Yaas: relief not enough

Floods triggered by Cyclone Yaas have led to drinking water shortage at several places in coastal South 24-Parganas, North 24-Parganas and East Midnapore, with most sources of drinking water remaining...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.05.21

Yaas inundates large parts of coastal Bengal

Yaas weakened into a severe cyclonic storm on Wednesday afternoon after pounding the beach towns in north Odisha and Bengal with a wind speed of 130-145 kmph, inundating the low-lying areas amid a sto...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

India  /  Published 04.05.19

Weakening but Bengal storm surge forecast

Cyclone Fani with wind speeds gusting up to 205kmph crossed the coast near Puri and moved along a coastline-hugging trajectory that was to bring it over Bengal in the early hours of Saturday, although...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.10.18

$43 million from UN for coastal communities

A UN-backed fund has approved $43.4 million for enhancing climate resilience for millions of people living in India's coastal communities as part of its efforts to combat extreme impacts of climate ch...
By PTI in Manama(Bahrain)


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