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  • Opening of new Farakka lock to help Hilsa swim all the way up to Prayagraj

    Opening of new Farakka lock to help Hilsa swim all the way up to Prayagraj

    Fish lovers along the Ganges till Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj will now be able to enjoy fresh Hilsa thanks to a decision that will help the fish swim all the way from Bangladesh upstream the Ganges.

    February 10, 2019
  • West Bengal | NTPC restores village football field in Farakka

    West Bengal | NTPC restores village football field in Farakka

    The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has restored the Tameshwar Football Field at Farakka in Murshidabad district of West Bengal by elevating the level of the field with fly ash.

    June 19, 2018
  • The turgid river

    The turgid river

    The Ganga originates in the glacial peaks of Gangotri and flows to a point below Farakka, where it bifurcates. The main channel, known as Padma, flows towards Bangladesh, while the other channel called Bhagirathi enters India at a place close to Jangipur in Murshidabad district. Lower down, the name of Bhagirathi changes to Hooghly. The …

    December 29, 2017