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Sunderbans
West Bengal  /  Published 18.10.21

College-goers hold awareness camp for women

A group of 15 college-goers, under the banner of NGO Chandernagore Bhu-Sankalpa, held an awareness camp on menstrual health for women of the remote Parashmani Island in the Sunderbans, on a boat on Su...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Sunderbans

West Bengal  /  Published 11.10.21

IIT students in Sunderbans to plant mangroves

A group of students from IIT-Kharagpur planted 10,000 saplings of mangroves at a village in Satjelia island of the Sunderbans, which had suffered damage during Cyclone Yaas this year in May. For this...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 08.10.21

Street theatre speaks for the mangroves

A theatre troupe from Nadia’s Krishnagar has enlisted the help of local theatre groups for to create awareness among residents of the Sunderbans delta on the need to stop illegal felling of tree...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

West Bengal  /  Published 06.10.21

Tiger drags away fisherman

In the third attack in four days, a royal Bengal tiger dragged away a fisherman inside the dense forest early on Tuesday, leading the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve (STR) authorities to issue a ban on fishi...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.21

Fisherman rescued from tiger’s jaws

A 37-year-old fisherman was severely injured by a royal Bengal tiger in Gosaba area of the Sunderbans in South 24Parganas when he, along with four others, went to collect crabs from a restricted area ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

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West Bengal  /  Published 26.09.21

Sunderbans tiger tourism

The Sunderbans Tiger Reserve will be thrown open to tourists from October 1, with only one condition. All adult tourists must be vaccinated with at least one dose against Covid-19. Over half a dozen...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 21.09.21

4 helipads for quick response to crises

The state government will set up four permanent helipads in remote and strategic locations of the Sunderbans and coastal South 24-Parganas in a bid to reach out to these pockets during cyclones or flo...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Opinion  /  Published 21.09.21

Calcutta: A city in danger

The climate negotiation has come full circle. Twelve years back, during the United Nations’s climate summit in Copenhagen, mayors of several important cities were shown the door midway through t...
By Jayanta Basu

News  /  Published 19.09.21

Solar unit at Ghoramara, power for island families

Ghoramara, one of the most vulnerable islands to climatic changes in the Sunderbans and severely impacted by Cyclone Yaas, will have a solar plant. A solar project to enable all the 900-odd household...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Places  /  Published 18.09.21

Sunderbans: women tourist guides debut

Bithika Ray, 45, another would-be guide, said she would lay special focus on making tourists aware of the perils of plastic in the Sunderbans. “The mangroves are like a shield for the rest of s...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata


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