West Bengal  /  Published 06.04.19

An online platform that puts farmer first

Amar Khamar means my farm. This farm works with real farmers but operates in virtual space. The idea of floating a platform such as this one came to Sujoy Chatterjee when he was with an organisation t...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 04.04.19

For the voices on the forest fringe

Immediately after the schedule of the seventeenth Lok Sabha election was declared, a news item appeared that said dwellers of the mangrove forests of the Sunderbans have demanded immediate implementat...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda

Calcutta  /  Published 05.06.20

5 crore trees for Sundarbans

The state government will plant “five crore” trees in the Sunderbans to make up for the loss of mangroves because of Cyclone Amphan, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.Mamata said 1,600...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 01.06.20

Amitav Ghosh on the effects of cyclone Amphan

Don’t think of a storm as doom. Environment isn’t malign nor benign, the environment is supremely indifferent to us. It does what it does and a storm ends many things but it is also a force of reg...
By Malavika Banerjee

West Bengal  /  Published 30.05.20

Mobile charging stations in dark zone

The district administration in South 24-Parganas, assisted by a private company, has installed nearly 30 emergency mobile phone recharging stations in remote areas of the district, a little over a wee...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)


West Bengal  /  Published 21.05.20

Breached dyke submerge villages

A total of 60km of river embankments were breached in South 24-Parganas and North 24-Parganas in the Cyclone Amphan, leaving a number of villages inundated as water through the breaches sipped into re...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.05.20

Storm triggers tiger worry

The chances of Cyclone Amphan damaging nylon fencing in the Sunderbans has led the forest department to deploy two teams with tranquillisers at two points to monitor the movement of tigers and keep th...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 15.09.19

Forest guards in conservation focus

By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 10.07.19

World Heritage Site status will help restore Babylon

Sir — The fact that the ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco is heartening. The designation is not only prestigious; it is also important for the re...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 24.02.20

Effect of rain deficiency

The Bengal environment secretary told a climate meeting on Monday that the state had a “15 per cent rain deficiency in the last two monsoons, which significantly affected our agriculture”.“There...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta


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