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.

The United Progressive Alliance government has cleared .

The city experienced its coldest day in 16 years on Wednesday as the mercury dipped to 9 degree Celsius, five degrees below normal.

“The minimum temperature will hover around 9 degree C for the next 48 hours. It is not likely to fall any further,” said Director of the Regional Meteorological Centre G.C. Debnath. The previous lowest temperature was 9.9 degree Celsius on December 11, 1992.

SALTORA, 2 NOV: Braving Chief Minister Miss Mamata Banerjee’s strictures, Bankura again has flagged off illegal coal mining and trafficking from different places in the northern part of the distric

Thrust on improving connectivity in Maoist-affected districts

With a thrust on improving connectivity in the three Maoist activity-affected districts of West Bengal, the Centre on Friday cleared road projects worth Rs.3,432 crore. The clearance was given by the Empowered Committee of the Prime Minister’s Grameen Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), which met on Friday morning to consider proposals for new connectivity and upgrades from West Bengal.

Calcutta, Sept. 25: At least 53 lakh families in Bengal have to walk half a kilometre or more for drinking water, according to provisional census data.

NEW DELHI, 29 JULY: The spectre of drought looms large over major parts of northern and western India following a poor monsoon that has already hit sowing of kharif crops and left farmers and lives

KOLKATA, 25 JULY: The state water resources investigation and development department today formed a seven-member committee to assess the situation with the state's groundwater ahead of preparing th

- Partha to answer questions of industrialists at closed-door session today
Will private investors get the government’s help in getting land for industry?