Cyclone Yaas
News  /  Published 25.07.22

Bid to protect 3,500 hectares of mangroves in Sunderbans delta

More than 3,500 hectares of mangrove plantation have been done in the Sunderbans by the forest department in order to protect the delta from soil erosion as well as storms and cyclones. Large swathes...
By Snehal Sengupta in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 16.07.22

on campus to help birds survive

Teachers and students of the geography department at the Mrinalini Datta Mahavidyapith in Birati recently planted saplings of 20 fruit-bearing trees on their campus in a bid to create a food source fo...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.06.22

CM to start projects in coastal belt

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee will visit East Midnapore in mid-July and is set to inaugurate a slew of development projects in the coastal belt of the district that had been devastated by cyclones Am...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 15.06.22

Fewer trawlers take hilsa plunge

High diesel price, coupled with low hilsa catch in the past two years, is weighing heavy on the minds of fishermen as deep marine fishing season resumes on Wednesday. Only some 4,000 of 8,000 trawler...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

News  /  Published 07.05.22

Cyclone Asani to bring heavy rain, thunderstorm to Kolkata between May 10 & 13

Q: Does that mean it will make landfall between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha? A: Not necessarily. “There are several possibilities. The cyclone might take a recurve and move towards Bangladesh. It...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata


West Bengal  /  Published 26.02.22

Cyclone-hit school opens for kids

Although schools across Bengal reopened earlier this month after an “agonising” two long years, students of Biramput Primary School in East Midnapore’s Contai did not get a chance to...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

News  /  Published 25.02.22

Indian Botanic Garden opens after prolonged shutdown

They were part of a team that undertook a community participation project for the regeneration of the garden, undertaken by the Botanical Survey of India, Asia Scotland Trust and Edinburgh University....
By Anasuya Basu in Howrah

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


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