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Erosion
West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.20

Villagers pit self-help against river erosion

An instinct for self-preservation has prompted residents of Sahebnagar-Kanchantola, a village in Manikchak block of Malda district on the banks of Kalindri river, to team up and prevent erosion caused...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 14.09.20

Farmer dies of shock as Ganga gulps home

A farmer at Dhusaripara village in Murshidabad’s Samserganj collapsed and died moments after his parental home got washed away in Ganga’s riverbank erosion on Sunday night. Eyewitnesses s...
By Alamgir Hossain in Samserganj

West Bengal  /  Published 04.09.20

Ganga gobbles up 70 houses in a few hours

Erosion has swept away at least 70 houses on the banks of the Ganga in Murshidabad’s Hiranandapur village late on Thursday night. Forty other families living at the same village under the juris...
By Alamgir Hossain in Samserganj

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.20

Fresh erosion in Malda

The state irrigation department will send a separate letter to FBP authorities, said sources. Villagers said people who lost their houses on Thursday are mostly migrant workers at Durgaramtola villag...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 01.09.20

Cops help victims of erosion save items

“As we found people moving away with different items, we stood by them and helped them shift those to safer places. We are concerned about maintenance of law and order on a day-to-day basis. But...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 30.08.20

Erosion leaves villagers homeless

River bank erosion along the Ganga in parts of Malda district turned acute on Sunday, prompting hundreds to vacate homes. The river is fast submerging chunks of land in two villages on its left banks...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 14.08.20

Erosion leads to evacuation

Residents of Dhanghora said the makeshift bamboo outpost with a 5ft height was usually manned by two jawans atop and two resting below during the night shift. Early on Friday, one of the resting jawa...
By Alamgir Hossain in Samserganj

North East  /  Published 25.08.19

Dhemaji families lose home

Erosion by the Lali river, a tributary of the Brahmaputra at Berachapori under Jonai revenue circle in Dhemaji district, has left 30 families of the riverine villages homeless and gobbled up hundreds ...
By Vinod Kumar Singh in Dhemaji

North East  /  Published 12.05.19

Majuli anti-erosion work miffs Assam CM

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday expressed his displeasure at the quality of anti-erosion work done by the Brahmaputra Board in Majuli.Sonowal was miffed to see the poor quality of wo...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

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


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