Residents of Manara gram panchayat in Purulia have been suffering due to lack of proper drinking water and irrigation facilities for quite a long time as Dhabani water dam ~ only source of water ~ lies defunct for several years.
The local panchayat built the dam in 1995 to supply purified drinking water to the villagers.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Wednesday her government's decision to increase the number of those to whom rice is being made available at Rs.

BANDWAN (Purulia), 9 MAY: As you are about to enter the village, you will come across a signboard of the power ministry which states, "this village has been electrified under the Rajib Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana." But, wait till the sun sets and you will get a different picture.

Gift for parched Purulia at a time it has seen rainfall plumb a near four-decade low: a swimming pool.

Bengal

KOLKATA, 26 Sept: Encouraged by the Supreme Court order which instructed the Centre to distribute foodgrain free of cost to the poor instead of allowing it to rot in storehouses, civil rights groups are going to hold demonstrations outside the FCI godowns across the south Bengal districts, including Left-wing extremism-affected Midnapore West, Purulia and Bankura, in the next two days.

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KOLKATA, 5 SEPT: It

Kolkata: Eleven West Bengal districts were declared

Ananya Dutta

In an unseemly hurry the state finance minister, Mr Asim Dasgupta, today
announced that the state government would declare eight districts
drought-affected if there is a rainfall deficit till 15 August which is the
deadline for paddy transplantation.

The state housing department will construct more houses for people belonging to lower income groups in the hills, the minister for housing and public health engineering, Mr Gautam Deb, said today.

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