BURDWAN, Dec. 31: Burdwan~ one of the leading paddy growing districts in the state will soon employ a high-tech drying process which will cut down on breakage of rice grains.

Eight-year-old Muskaan is kneeling close to a patch of fresh, hot coal. She is sorting charcoal pieces that she will pile into a bamboo basket for her father to carry across the town of Raniganj. Everyday, groups of other men, women and children join her at this coal-burning ghat, only a few kilometres from the city

Satellite-based mapping of coal fire is an effective technique in terms of cost and time. At present, ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) is the only available spaceborne sensor, which provides multi-channel thermal data. ASTER provides moderate-resolution thermal data useful for mapping of coal fires, which generally have small spatial dimension.

Calcutta, Oct. 16: The government today signed a deal with NRI businessman Prasoon Mukherjee

Financial help is yet to arrive in support of the efforts of the monks at Attahas near Dakshindihi in Burdwan who are attempting to conserve a forest that shelters thousands of migratory birds.

DURGAPUR : The state government today declared compensation and rehabilitation package for the land-losers in Katwa where the Power Development Corporation Limited (PDCL) has plans to set up a 3000 MW super thermal power plant on 1033 acres of land.

BURDWAN: Coal production at an underground mine of Eastern Coalfields Limited was halted after water gushed into it last night.
Citu members staged a demonstration in front of the pit today, alleging a lack of safety and security measures inside the mines.

several houses collapsed and many others developed cracks after over a hectare land subsided at an underground mine of Sangramgarh Coaleries of Eastern Coalfields at Samadi village in Burdwan district of West Bengal on June 18. About 500 villagers have been shifted to a different place. An 11-year-old boy was buried under rubble and could be rescued with great effort. People accused

GALSI (Burdwan), July 24: Indiscriminate felling of trees along the Damodar riverbank has caused extensive erosion in certain villages in Galsi block in Burdwan in the last week. More than a thousand bighas of cultivable land have been washed away and hundreds of houses along the riverbank are under severe threat of being wiped out.
However, the divisional forest authority has made it clear that no permission for tree felling was granted to any individual or a group in the area.

Potato merchants want the state to reimburse the cost of cold storage preservation of potato bags through subsidy. The state this year recorded 25 percent additional yield of potato raising the total production to 85 lakh metric ton. The 104 cold-storages operating across the state have managed to keep 2.42 crore potato packets which according to the potato merchants was 60 lakh more packets compared to last years' preservation.

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