The 12th National Animal Husbandry week concluded at Purulia Polytechnic ground, in the outskirts of Purulia town last week. This was the first time that this seminar was conducted in the state.

Kalyan, a youth welfare organisation in the district has started a 'Millennium Village' programme supported by German Agro Action in a small pocket of Purulia district since September 2006. This organisation falls under the umbrella of Ramakrishna Mission Lokasiksha Parishad, Narendrapur and their aim is to achieve certain developmental goals by 2011.

A team of agriculture scientists zeroed in on a gene that imparts salt stress tolerance to paddy plants for long time and found that it remains suppressed in Gobindobhog.

Nani Gopal Pal PURULIA- The Supreme Court has doled out an order to strip bare, the amusement parks and mini zoos in India, of their recognition, if they are not sanctioned by the Central Zoo, New Delhi. Captive animals can only be returned to the nearest divisional forest officer, or their donar organisations, if, they are recognized by the central zoo. An investigation revealed that most of the amusement parks and mini zoos, in and around Purulia, are not recognised by the Centre, New Delhi.

After suffering reverses in panchayat polls in several districts of West Bengal, the CPI (M) on Thursday said industrialisation in the state would continue, though steps to acquire land would be taken "cautiously". "The process of industrialisation will continue. However, we have to take steps cautiously (to acquire land) and decide on where industries would be set up," party Politburo member Biman Bose told reporters here. Mr Bose, who is here to attend the Central Committee meeting, said, "We have to take the people into confidence and move forward."

The problem of chronic hunger that afflicts around 10 million rural people in West Bengal has largely been ignored. What is the Left Front government doing to alleviate the situation? May 3-9, 2008

Realising a shortage of doctors will continue to be a major hurdle to run neonatal care units in the state, the experts, who have developed the units in the districts to lower the newborn mortality ra

At a time when the poor infrastructure of the state's heath department has been constantly inviting criticism from every nook and corner, a model developed in West Bengal to reduce mortality rate of newborns, has been praised and recognised by the United Nations. The newborn care unit model of the state, known as the Purulia model, would be adopted by the other states to bring down children mortality rate under United Nations Millennium Development Goal-IV (UNMDG-IV). Such states include ~ Orissa, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

A pull of the neck and then a twist is all that is needed to bring silent death to a hen or a duck. In scientific terms, the bird

The South West Bengal constitutes the districts of Purulia, Bankura, East and West Midnapur, Burdwan & Birbhum. From the District Gazettes and records of British period, it is known that large number of elephants used to move into the dense forest areas of Bankura, Burdwan, Midnappur and Purulia districts.

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