Cyclone Yaas
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 12.12.21

Call for beach zone dykes

Delay in repairing a semi-finished 3km stretch of mud embankment between Sankharpur and Tajpur in East Midnapore’s coastal zone has prompted some villagers to demand a “concrete” dyk...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

India  /  Published 23.11.21

India should be prepared for floods, droughts: IMD

Extreme sea-level events are on the rise along the Indian Ocean, according to meteorologists. A very severe cyclone, Yaas, which crossed the northern Odisha coast on May 26 recorded extremely high sea...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 06.10.21

Funds to repair schools damaged in cyclones

The Bengal government has sanctioned Rs 109.42 crore to undertake immediate repair of 6,468 affiliated primary, secondary and higher secondary schools that suffered serious damage because of back-to-b...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

West Bengal  /  Published 20.09.21

Bengal meets kharif paddy target

The Bengal government has achieved the target of sowing kharif paddy this season despite Cyclone Yaas and floods and the officials are giving the credit to the welfare schemes initiated by the state f...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.21

Odisha blocks Digha dyke work by Bengal government

The construction of an embankment by the Bengal government on Udaipur beach, on the Odisha border of East Midnapore’s Digha, was stalled on Thursday evening by police in the neighbouring state. ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

West Bengal  /  Published 09.09.21

Rain and tides flood Mousuni island

A spring tide, coupled with incessant rain, caused breaches to numerous earthen dykes and contributed to widespread flooding for the second consecutive day on Wednesday in and around Mousuni Island. ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

Jharkhand  /  Published 20.08.21

Delay in Yaas aid in Jharkhand

People affected by Cyclone Yaas in Jharkhand are yet to receive compensation nearly three months after the storm struck, officials said on Thursday. Sources in the disaster management department said...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 30.07.21

Future tense: Resurrecting Sunderbans

Standing amidst the 360-degree devastation wrought by Cyclone Yaas, Bankim Mondal, from Kumirmari in the Sunderbans, echoed what Barack Obama, the former US president, said years back: “[w]hen d...
By Jayanta Basu

Calcutta  /  Published 29.07.21

Bengal tiger beats storms

The Sunderbans tigers are extremely tough because they have to survive in the inhospitable terrain. In the past two years, one tiger had to be captured from a fringe village because it was straying in...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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