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  • Bengal Forest Minister initiates fencing drive in cyclone Amphan-ravaged Sunderbans

    Bengal Forest Minister initiates fencing drive in cyclone Amphan-ravaged Sunderbans

    Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee, along with other senior state forest department officials, reached Peerkhali area this morning to start the fencing off operation.

    June 5, 2020
  • KMC holds meeting with state forest dept for restoration of flora in city

    KMC holds meeting with state forest dept for restoration of flora in city

    The state forest minister Rajib Banerjee today said “There has been a loss of green cover over 1600 sqkm amounting to a loss of 16 lakh trees."

    May 31, 2020
  • Amphan wreaks havoc on Bengal

    Amphan wreaks havoc on Bengal

    The city which was already crippled by the outbreak of coronavirus, received a major blow when the super cyclone hit land crossing West Bengal between Digha and Hatiya Islands in Bangladesh across Sunderbans between 3.30p.m. an 5.30 p.m. today with a wind speed of 155-165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph.

    May 21, 2020
  • Sunderbans, Basirhat; two new districts on anvil

    Sunderbans, Basirhat; two new districts on anvil

    “We are going to carve out two new districts of Sunderbans and Basirhat in sync with the developments undertaken in vast areas of South 24 Parganas. The idea of working on a plan to form two new districts is to continue the development in the district as envisaged by our government since it came into power,” said Miss Banerjee.

    January 8, 2020
  • Forest minister to visit Sunderbans

    Forest minister to visit Sunderbans

    The nylon net fencing prevents tigers or other animals straying into human habitat.

    December 11, 2019
  • West Bengal: Fishermen protest merchant shipping corridor

    West Bengal: Fishermen protest merchant shipping corridor

    The stretch meant only for merchant ships, however, is soon to be extended till the Eastern Coast, covering parts of West Bengal, including Tajpur in East Midnapore where mapping work has already been started.

    October 31, 2018
  • 17 suspected Bangladeshi pirates arrested in Sunderbans

    17 suspected Bangladeshi pirates arrested in Sunderbans

    As many as 17 suspected Bangladeshi pirates were arrested after a boat chase at Sunderbans in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district on Tuesday late night and the trawler was seized, police said on Wednesday. “During intensified patrolling on the Matla river in Sunderbans, ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, a suspected boat was spotted …

    August 15, 2018
  • Canvas of hope in tiger country

    Canvas of hope in tiger country

    The tourism department and private operators thrive on the lure of the Royal Bengal Tiger but what is less known are the changing realities of life in the forest arising from natural skills that have moved from galleries and art camps to private homes.

    April 7, 2018
  • Heart-stopping and majestic

    Heart-stopping and majestic

    Every time I discussed my tiger tales from Tadoba, Pench or Corbett with someone from Kolkata, I was always confronted with one question, “Are there any chances of a tiger sighting in the Sunderbans? I have heard it is almost impossible.” I would highlight recent tiger sighting posts on social media but deep within would …

    March 11, 2018
  • The art of rural revival

    The art of rural revival

    It sounds like a miracle in the forest. Unlettered women in the Sunderbans struggling for a livelihood by collecting wood at grave risk to their lives, finding other means of work as daily labourers or, when everything else fails, moving to Kolkata as daily passengers to work through the day and return home at night …

    November 18, 2017
  • Sorry state of affairs

    Sorry state of affairs

    Sunderbans, the largest mangrove forest and river delta of the world, located partially in India and partially in Bangladesh, lists as an Unesco World Heritage Site and a natural biosphere reserve. Besides, being the exotic natural home one of the most endangered animals, Royal Bengal Tiger, it is also an abode to numerous indigenous aboriginals …

    August 17, 2017
  • Sunderbans goes hi-tech to keep infiltrators, smugglers at bay

    Sunderbans goes hi-tech to keep infiltrators, smugglers at bay

    The porous riverine border with Bangladesh at Sunderbans are shortly to be equipped with infra-ray pillars and smart sensors to prevent rampant infiltration and smuggling. The BSF said that the infra-ray pillars and smart sensors were a technological answer to the growing problem of cross-border crimes. Already installed, the devices would start operating once the …

    June 13, 2017
  • Of tides and tigers

    Of tides and tigers

    The tale begins with an observation of man-animal conflict perceived by an adolescent. Both Anjana’s forewords reflect her two passions — poetry and children! The latter she treats with amused affection and immense patience. Her nephew Rohan’s foreword says that three people were killed by tigers in the Kumaon because “the tiger was terrified on …

    April 29, 2017
  • NGT orders ban on pollution in Sundarbans

    NGT orders ban on pollution in Sundarbans

    The National Green Tribunal has ordered a ban on noise and solid waste pollution in the Sundarbans area in a bid to protect the wildlife during the coming tourist season. The Kolkata bench of NGT, comprising Justice (retd) S P Wangdi and Dr P C Mishra, taking up the matter suo motu, prohibited the use …

    November 25, 2016
  • NGT orders ban on pollution in Sundarbans

    NGT orders ban on pollution in Sundarbans

    The National Green Tribunal has ordered a ban on noise and solid waste pollution in the Sundarbans area in a bid to protect the wildlife during the coming tourist season. The Kolkata bench of NGT, comprising Justice (retd) S P Wangdi and Dr P C Mishra, taking up the matter suo motu, prohibited the use …

    November 25, 2016
  • New species can threaten Sundarbans: official

    New species can threaten Sundarbans: official

    A few new species of insects, recently identified in the Sundarbans, could pose a threat to the mangrove forest there, a senior West Bengal forest department official warned on Wednesday. Assistant divisional forest officer Balaram Panja said that the forest department was in touch with the Zoological Survey of India to study the insects. Panja …

    August 17, 2016