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Floods
West Bengal  /  Published 06.10.21

Mamata seeks solution to 'man-made' floods

With several districts of West Bengal getting flooded by water discharged from dams and barrages in Jharkhand and those maintained by the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), Chief Minister Mamata Banerj...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.21

Forced to be at home at a relief shelter

Flood-hit Panchali Mondal, 27, a homemaker from Mandirtala of Ghoramara Island, glumly sat on the floor of a school converted into a safe shelter at Bamankhali of Sagar in South 24-Parganas. As it ra...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Sagar

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.21

On boat, auto & car to have a baby

Sabina Begum’s newborn son will have quite a story to tell of his birth when he grows up. The 24-year-old pregnant woman had to travel for over three-and-a-half hours on two boats, an autoricks...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.21

Lowlands choked with water

West Midnapore has 120 relief camps as on Sunday. “In a few places, floodwater is flowing out but the rate is so slow that it could take at least seven days to be stable,” said Rashmi Kam...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.21

Flood situation man-made: CM

Mamata Banerjee on Saturday explained why she called the floods “man-made” as she rolled out data on the quantum of water released by the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) over the past 48 ...
By Pranesh Sarkar, Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta, Bolpur(Birbhum)

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West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.21

DVC: Water release protocol followed

The DVC on Saturday said that there were no procedural lapses in warning Bengal state officials before releasing water from its dams in response to the Bengal government narrative that floods were cau...
By Pranesh Sarkar , Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.21

Dam-desilt plea to ‘friendly state’

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she would request the “friendly” Jharkhand government to desilt dams in the neighbouring state to prevent flooding in several Bengal distric...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.21

Mamata to write to Modi on floods

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that she would write a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to look into the problem of regular floods in Bengal owing to excessive release...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.10.21

Floods: Didi plea to Hemant, PM

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she would urge Jharkhand to prepare a plan in consultation with her government to mitigate floods in the region. Speaking to reporters at a floo...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Arambagh

West Bengal  /  Published 02.10.21

11 die in floods in south Bengal, finger at DVC

At least 11 people have died in south Bengal districts, including Birbhum and Hooghly, that are witnessing floods of a severity unmatched since 2000. A six-year-old boy, Soumyadip Chanak, and two oth...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)


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