‘JICA to give Rs. 400 crore long-term soft loan'

The West Bengal Government is set to sign an agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for a Rs. 400 crore long-term soft loan for the conservation of wildlife and biodiversity.

Raiganj, July 15: The nesting birds in the Kulik sanctuary are facing shortage of food because of lack of rainfall.

Like other years, a large number of open-bill storks, cormorants and herons have set up rookeries for breeding with the advent of the monsoon. But for the past one month, little rainfall has dried up the Kulik river as well as the streams and ponds within the sanctuary.