Shokha Ram Das (65) stares at his five bigha land in Dumdumi village under Chharra gram panchayat, nearly 12 km south of Purulia town, awaiting the rains. With just 2 per cent cultivation till date, nearly 280,000 hectares of agricultural land in the district is lying vacant, facing a near drought situation.

Hundreds of farmers wake up every morning, hoping for a downpour.

Purulia, July 19: Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today admitted that there might be villages in the Ayodhya hills of Purulia where water was so scarce that people and animals were drinking from the same source.

The political movement that came up from among the people of Lalgarh in November 2008 cried out for help and support from the civil and democratic society

Govt Gives Nod To Acquire 2,000 Acres For Jai Balaji Group

KOLKATA, March 21: After the Nano pull-out, the state government has finally woken up to the fact that setting up of proper infrastructure is key in motivating private investors to set up industry in the state.

BAGMUNDI (Purulia), March 19: An NGO launched a project to promote the sustainable use of biological resources last week at Kishore Bharati Ashram Vidyalaya in Bagmundi, 55 km from Purulia town.

Drawing upon a micro-study of two villages in two non-Left gram panchayats in West Bengal, this paper puts one issue in the foreground, namely, the idea and practice of local politics.

RAGHUNATHPUR (Purulia), Feb. 26: While laying the foundation stone for Shyam Steel Industries Ltd's greenfield steel plant at Loshmanpur village mouza, near Purulia, chief minister Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee expressed his hope that the area would soon grow into an industrial hub.

West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today laid a foundation stone of the proposed Rs 3,500-crore integrated steel plant in Purulia district.

Jamshedpur, Jan. 18: A migratory herd of tuskers from the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary have been pushed back halfway from the bordering Purulia district of Bengal.

Forest officials engaged a hulla party to chase away the herd after a tusker allegedly trampled a villager and damaged vast swathes of farmland in Jalda and Bagmundi blocks of the district.