Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Rudranil De Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 17/03/2017 regarding utilization fly ash based products in construction activities within 300 km radius of any coal or lignite based Thermal Power Plant. Original Application stands disposed off.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Biplab Kumar Chowdhury Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding sand mining continuing unabated at various parts of West Bengal especially Hooghly and Bankura districts.

It is stated in the Application that despite specific prohibition on sand mining vide aforesaid order, the said activities are continuing unabated at various parts of the State. NGT directs the respondents to file their affidavit-in-opposition and state on the factual aspects.

The rainfed areas receive mean annual precipitation in range of 500-1500 mm with high degree of variability and are beset with problems of mid-season drought and associated impacts on the crop productivity. In this paper, analysis of weekly, monthly, annual rainfall and weekly rainfall probabilities in relation to crop productivity has been carried out for all the stations of the study area in West Bengal where rain-fed agriculture is predominant.

The National Mission for a Green India proposal, released under the aegis of the National Action Plan on Climate Change, is a significant attempt to integrate the mechanism of ecosystem services in the overall framework of forest conservation in India. It suggests a series of strategies for improving the quality of forests and proposes reforms for strengthening joint forest management. This paper discusses the likely impact of these reforms on current forest use practice. It does so by analysing the various provisions of the mission and how they support or contradict ongoing forest uses.

According to recent reports submitted by the district administration of Paschim Medinipur and Bankura to the West Bengal Government, 2,700 infant deaths occurred in the two districts during the yea

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Union of India & Others Vs Sova Ispat Limited & Others dated 27/01/2015 regarding Ardhagram coal block allocation in District Bankura, West Bengal.

Disease spreads to south Bengal claiming two lives in Bankura, Murshidabad

With encephalitis deaths being reported from South Bengal districts as well, the Union Health Ministry has decided to send a team to districts like Purulia, Bankura and Murshidabad to assess the cu

The West Bengal government has undertaken a Rs 500-crore programme to convert 50,000 hectares of non–arable land into cultivable area in the State’s four drought-prone districts — Bankura, Birbhum,

At a time when land has become one of the most critical inputs for economic development, the West Bengal government has embarked on a programme to reclaim wastelands in order to make them arable.

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