The mainstream paradigm of understanding grass-root environmentalism in India as “environmentalism of the poor” might be challenged by an alternative prototype forest movement in the Bengal Dooars prior to the Chipko movement. It was fought against the exploitative design of ecosystem governance under the taungya method of artificial regeneration as invented by colonial foresters during the British rule.

Farmers who had given land for a factory of the West Bengal Pharmaceutical and Phytochemical Development Corporation nearly two decades ago demanded that the utilised plot be given to them for grow

Jalpaiguri, Jan.

Jalpaiguri, Jan.

Jalpaiguri, Dec.

Jalpaiguri, Dec.

A high amount of silt deposit on the bed of the Teesta combined with the hydel power projects upstream in Sikkim and Bengal has reduced the flow and the volume of water in the river, an expert repo

SILIGURI, 8 DEC: The north Bengal development minister, Mr Gautam Deb, today inaugurated the North Bengal Tea park near New Jalpaiguri railway station.

Jalpaiguri, Nov. 29: Fish markets in and around Jalpaiguri experienced a sharp decline in sales today even though prices were slashed by 50 per cent.

Jalpaiguri, Nov.

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