People of nearly 60 villages under three blocks of Bolpur sub-division have been drinking contaminated water due to sheer callousness of the panchayat and zilla parishad (ZP) authorities.

Calcutta, Aug.

A project to set up a new railway bridge on river Brahmani has come to a halt following sheer unwillingness of the farmers at Birbhum’s Jagdhari village in the Nalhati I block area to part with the

The Mamata Banerjee government has taken up a scheme to supply 70 litres of safe drinking water daily to each household in rural areas by 2020.

The chief minister has asked public health engineering (PHE) minister Subrata Mukherjee to draw up a detailed report on the project

Over 14,000 people in West and East Midnapore were rendered homeless today as a swelling Kangshabati river breached mud embankments.

The flooding in the low-lying villages was aggravated because water was released from the Tarafeni barrage.

Irrigation officials said there was a surge of around 80,000 cusecs of water in the Kangshabati last evening that caused the river to swell and breach em

This year, the first type 1 polio case has been reported in an 18-month-old girl in Howrah district of West Bengal.

The state government would distribute 70,000 metric tons of potato, lying in cold storages in five districts, free of cost for mid-day meal and ICDS, finance minister Mr Asim Dasgupta announced today, admitting that the state exchequer had to drain off Rs 60 crore to

This study of the functioning of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme between February 2006 and July 2009 in Birbhum district, West Bengal reveals that in order to serve as an effective

At a time when the state is reeling under acute water scarcity, the government is yet to formulate a water policy, even after eight years since the National Water Policy came into being.
The National Water Policy 2002, had made the formulation of State Water Policy mandatory, backed by an operational action plan

Kolkata: Eleven West Bengal districts were declared