Calcutta  /  Published 16.09.20

Move to calm frayed nerves

Forest department officials have held meetings with panchayat pradhans, members of joint forest management committee members and villagers from the Sunderbans and asked them not to harm tigers if they...
By Snehal Sengupta, Debraj Mitra in Sunderbans

Calcutta  /  Published 11.08.20

Fruit-to-sapling mangrove drive in Sunderbans

Over 200,000 mangrove saplings have been planted in the Sunderbans in the past 45 days as part of a drive to preserve the ecology and generate income for local women. The fruits shed by the mangroves...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.06.20

A govt school pitches in

Present and former students and teachers of a state-aided school on the northern fringe of Calcutta have raised funds to provide relief to people affected by Cyclone Amphan in the Sunderbans.Two teams...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 15.10.18

The problem with the term 'forest workers'

The Indian Forest Act was designed not just to protect forests and wildlife, but also to regulate trading activities of forest resources like wood, fruits and other kinds of produce. The Scheduled Tri...
By Nilesh Jain in

India  /  Published 05.10.19

Sea-survivor hero turns pariah at home

In an epic battle against the elements, Rabindranath Das had survived the sea for almost five days. First, he was given a hero's welcome. Now, he is a pariah in his own village, living in fear.On July...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya and Jayanta Basu in


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