West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.22

Sunday classroom in paddy field

Sunday lessons for a group of school students in Cooch Behar, some 700km away from Calcutta, were all about dragging their feet along the soggy fields, getting their hands muddy to sow paddy and learn...
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar

West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.22

Kanyashree guards for mangroves

South 24-Parganas district administration has engaged senior girl students, who are beneficiaries of the state government’s Kanyashree scheme, as “Mangrove Yoddhas” (Mangrove Soldier...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.04.22

Sunderbans: DYFI plants saplings

The Democratic Youth Federation of India has started an endeavour to save the Sunderbans’ mangroves in the run-up to its 11th All India Conference scheduled to be held in Salt Lake, Calcutta, fr...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.01.22

Sunderbans green shield against big cats

A community initiative led by 200-odd residents, mostly women, of Sunderbans’ Kumirmari island, have since January 12 planted more than 10,000 mangrove saplings along their riverbank habitation....
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Culture  /  Published 05.12.21

An identity ticket to ride

We talked a lot more during the 10-minute walk. She lived in a joint family of three brothers, her own two sons were in the city, her father-in-law had also been a flower farmer. She asked me about my...
By Paromita Kar


Places  /  Published 11.09.21

Adding greenery to New Town CE Block pavements

About 300 saplings have been planted across the block over the last three years, he said. “We are covering the block with Amloki, Horitoki, Boyra, Jarul, Mahogani, Shisoo, Neem, Bakul, Krishnach...
By The Telegraph

Culture  /  Published 05.09.21

That fruit, you don’t say

There is an element of the ridiculous about the kathal or jackfruit. Bulbous, pimply, vomit green, all bunched up on low hanging branches like a gaggle of slothful cousins. Perhaps that is why the sou...
By Upala Sen

Calcutta  /  Published 06.08.21

Fruit orchard on empty plot offer to BMC

The food processing and horticulture department has requested the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation to earmark a plot where a fruit orchard can be set up. Subrata Saha, the minister of state, food pr...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 16.07.21

Plants for Sarat Abasan

Residents of Sarat Abasan celebrated forest week by planting saplings of fruits and flowers in their pagoda park. The elongated block has three parks but Krishna Chakraborty, chairperson, board of adm...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 16.07.21

Greening pledge to pay off carbon debt

“Last year,” he pointed out, “has made apparent this nexus between looking after the environment and climate change. Covid was almost certainly caused by abuse of nature, by breaking...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake


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