West Bengal  /  Published 05.09.20

Govt begins repair of damaged dyke

The irrigation department has finally taken up the job to fix the damaged dyke in East Midnapore’s Sankarpur with black stones since Thursday, the move coming a week after villagers joined hands...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

West Bengal  /  Published 04.08.20

State looks for loan to fix embankments

The Mamata Banerjee government has started discussions with Nabard (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) and the World Bank to secure a loan of Rs 2,000 crore to undertake permanent re...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.05.20

In adversity, Bengal improvises

Hundreds of villagers have started repairing breached embankments on their own in Cyclone Amphan-hit areas of South and North 24-Parganas to try and save more than 100 villages that are getting submer...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty and Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 09.11.19

Sonowal plea for road-cum-embankments

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has requested the Union Jal Shakti ministry to take steps for converting old embankments into “road-cum-embankments”.Speaking at the 10th meeting of the hig...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 21.05.20

Breached dyke submerge villages

A total of 60km of river embankments were breached in South 24-Parganas and North 24-Parganas in the Cyclone Amphan, leaving a number of villages inundated as water through the breaches sipped into re...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 20.02.20

Govt steps to stem floods

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday launched the construction of an embankment on Sesa river at Kolakhowa and a ring bund at Bogibeel Aithan to alleviate the sufferings of flood-affect...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh


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