Upbeat over the outcome of the public hearing on July 19, the state government is looking forward to getting coastal regulatory zone (CRZ) clearance for its ambitious Bhadbhut barrage project soon.

Fisherfolk in the Hooghly are enjoying boom time, with the Farakka Barrage having barred highly valued Hilsa from moving upstream, where procurement has fallen drastically. The average annual catch

The Ganga Mukti Andolan is endeavouring to free a stretch of the Ganga and the exploited fisherfolk that derive their livelihood from it from the clutches of landowners and mafia gangs.

Scientists at the Central Inland Capture Fisheries Research Institute (CICFRI) at Barrackpore near Calcutta have successfully achieved artificial fertilisation of hilsa, whose numbers had dwindled