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  • The nomenclature of cyclones and hurricanes is developed much in advance through multilateral processes in the region. The name Amphan (Sky in Thai and Akash in Bangla) was chosen from a long list of potential disasters long back. Originated in the warm waters of Bay of Bengal, Amphan hit the coasta...
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  • Cyclone Amphan causes widespread destruction in West Bengal The strongest cyclone since 1982, Cyclone Amphan has caused severe destruction in southern districts of West Bengal, Kolkata and Sunderbans. Making a landfall with a wind intensity of 165-175 kilometres per hour, gusting up to 185 kmph, th...
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  • Nearly 260 million Indian could be pushed to poverty due to Covid-19: Researchers According to the United Nations and Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), the economic fallout owing to coronavirus could push at least 260 million people in the country into poverty. As the virus co...
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  • Panel expresses displeasure over slow pace of Namami Gange In its latest report, the parliamentary committee has expressed its disappointment over the pace of flagship projects like Namami Gange programme and urged the Jal Shakti ministry to step up its performance on groundwater management, aquife...
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  • Cyclone Bulbul causes devastation in West Bengal and Odisha Hitting the coast of India and Bangladesh on November 9th, the deadly Cyclone Bulbul has claimed twenty lives, displaced two million people and destroyed houses in West Bengal and Bangladesh. The storm brought torrential rains and strong w...
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  • Soon a national framework for e-flows in all major rivers To ensure minimum and uninterrupted flow of water round-the-year in rivers across the country, the government is working to have a national framework for implementation and monitoring of e-flows (environmental flows) in all major rivers. The...
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  • "River conversations are critical to re-evaluate histories, reconnect civilisations, cultures and peoples, ideas and regions and open streams of thought for a future with exciting possibilities," says Kishalay Bhattacharjee, Associate Professor and Vice Dean, Jindal School of Journalism and Communic...
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  • I have a farm in West Bengal, Purulia and we have dug a borewell of 720 feet and an 8-inch diameter. The entire bore is through stone so the casing could only be provided till 10 feet and we hit water at around 550 feet and gushing water at 650 so the bore was only possible till 720. We have made an...
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  • New Delhi, September 17 (India Science Wire): A new technology developed by Indian scientists for ecological restoration is helping in revival of mangroves degraded due to rising sea levels, climate change and human intrusion in the Sunderbans in West Bengal.  Ecological restoration means revi...
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  • We are constructing a residential building project  in Burdwan, West Bengal. So, we want to install a rainwater harvesting system and recharge pit. To whom shall we contact regarding this.  
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  •  The East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW) are a truly unique ecosystem, presenting a very different sight from the normal urban landscape in India. What is so unique and different about them, and how have they survived the aggressive growth of Kolkata city? The credit goes to Dr. Dhrubajyoti Ghosh, a...
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  • Himalayan states demand green bonus and separate ministry from Centre At the recent Conclave of Himalayan States, a separate ministry was demanded to deal with problems endemic to the mountain states, as well as a green bonus in recognition of their contribution to environmental conservation. ...
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  • Hello, I stay at a housing at Doltala, Madhyamgram. There are white deposits on utensils, bottles and the washroom walls and floor and on the taps.Despite regular cleaning the deposits are difficult to remove and develop into scaly deposit with time. The filter that I use, too has deposits. I am no...
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  • How to find out the water level in Phansidewa, Dist: Darjeeling?
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  • The threat of desertification increases in 26 of 29 states As per the State of India's Environment (SoE) 2019 in Figures, between 2003-05 and 2011-13, India has witnessed an increase in the level of desertification in 26 of 29 states. More than 80 percent of the country's degraded land lies in just...
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  • THE ORGANIZATION Splash is an international charitable organization headquartered in Seattle, WA, founded in 2007. Our mission is simple: “We clean water for kids.” Small, young and growing, Splash is in a unique position to be groundbreaking in the global health and WASH sectors, able to try n...
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  •   The Organization Splash is an international charitable organization headquartered in Seattle, WA, founded in 2007. Our mission is simple: “We clean water for kids.” In 12 years, we have reached over 430,000 children across 8 countries around the world. In 2019, we are embarking on an ex...
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  • The Organization  Splash is an international charitable organization headquartered in Seattle, WA, founded in 2007. Our mission is simple: “We clean water for kids.” In 12 years, we have reached over 430,000 children across 8 countries around the world. In 2019, we are embarking on an exci...
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  • The Job Location: Kolkata, India Reports to: Kolkata Project Director (technical reporting line to Senior Manager of Behavior Change in Seattle, USA) Position Overview  Over the next five years, Splash is implementing our full WASH program at government schools in Kolkata, India. ...
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  • India is the largest user of groundwater in the world. It uses an estimated 230 km3 of groundwater per year, which is over a quarter of the global total. About 85 percent of rural drinking water needs, 65 percent of irrigation needs and 50 percent of urban drinking water and industrial needs are ful...
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In the face of frequent cyclones and floods in the region, investment and long term planning is needed on making basic services of drinking water resilient.

The nomenclature of cyclones and hurricanes is developed much in advance through multilateral processes in the region. The name Amphan (Sky in Thai and Akash in Bangla) was chosen from a long list of potential disasters long back. Originated in the warm waters of Bay of Bengal, Amphan hit the coastal eastern border of India and coastal southwest parts of Bangladesh in the third week of May.

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Nearly 260 million Indian could be pushed to poverty due to Covid-19: Researchers

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Panel expresses displeasure over slow pace of Namami Gange

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Cyclone Bulbul causes devastation in West Bengal and Odisha

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Soon a national framework for e-flows in all major rivers

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A dialogue that highlights the cultural essence of rivers

"River conversations are critical to re-evaluate histories, reconnect civilisations, cultures and peoples, ideas and regions and open streams of thought for a future with exciting possibilities," says Kishalay Bhattacharjee, Associate Professor and Vice Dean, Jindal School of Journalism and Communication who has conceptualized a new series of quarterly river conversations.

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I have a farm in West Bengal, Purulia and we have dug a borewell of 720 feet and an 8-inch diameter. The entire bore is through stone so the casing could only be provided till 10 feet and we hit water at around 550 feet and gushing water at 650 so the bore was only possible till 720. We have made an overhead tank at 20 feet above ground, please suggest an optimum pumping solution and depth at which it should be hung.

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A new technology developed by Indian scientists is helping in revival of mangroves degraded due to rising sea levels, climate change and human intrusion in the Sunderbans in West Bengal.

New Delhi, September 17 (India Science Wire): A new technology developed by Indian scientists for ecological restoration is helping in revival of mangroves degraded due to rising sea levels, climate change and human intrusion in the Sunderbans in West Bengal. 

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We are constructing a residential building project  in Burdwan, West Bengal. So, we want to install a rainwater harvesting system and recharge pit. To whom shall we contact regarding this.

 

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