News  /  Published 02.08.22

Huts on concrete stilts choke Bagjola canal

“There are not only huts but now people have also started building shops and fast food outlets along the banks. All the huts have come up on structures that have been built on concrete and bambo...
By Snehal Sengupta in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 13.07.22

Plea for early release of DVC irrigation water

The Bengal government on Tuesday asked the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) to release irrigation water earlier to help farmers in sowing kharif paddy in the backdrop of deficiency in monsoon rain in ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

News  /  Published 21.06.22

Salt Lake civic body inspects water pumping stations

Engineers of the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation inspected all drainage pumping stations in Salt Lake on Monday to find out whether the pumps and pipelines were working to their optimal level. The ...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

News  /  Published 01.02.22

Canal clean-up lies stuck in procedures, rues Kolkata mayor

Monsoon 2021 withdrew three months ago and Monsoon 2022 is just five months away, but the desilting of canals that drain out rainwater from Kolkata is yet to take off.  On Monday, mayor Firhad H...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

India  /  Published 11.12.21

Saryu: Modi-Akhilesh trade barbs

Later at a rally, the PM without taking Yadav's name said he was waiting that someone will claim credit for the project. "When I started from Delhi, I was waiting for someone to say that he ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Balrampur


West Bengal  /  Published 23.10.21

Funds plea to Brahmaputra river board

The Bengal irrigation department has submitted project proposals worth Rs 110 crore to the Brahmaputra Board for carrying out flood-protection and anti-erosion works along the banks of five prominent ...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 03.06.21

CM puts dyke-fix firms on the hook

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday forwarded a proposal to the irrigation department to insert a provision of liability period for agencies that would henceforth be engaged to repair an emban...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.05.21

Boats bring soil for dykes

Irrigation department officials in the coastal district of East Midnapore, and in stretches of North and South 24-Parganas are transporting earth in motorboats in flooded areas to repair embankments d...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.05.21

Govt readies for fast repair of dykes

The irrigation department has stacked up construction material required for repairing embankments at 112 places spread across 10 districts to ensure that restoration of damaged riverbank barriers can ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.02.21

‘Land-losers’ demonstrate for jobs

Over 100 people held a demonstration in front of the office of Bengal irrigation department in Siliguri on Tuesday, demanding jobs and more compensation for plots they had purportedly parted with for ...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri


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