Ganga erosion

News Today 25.02.2022

Less than four months ahead of the monsoon ~ which was unusually prolonged last year ~ the West Bengal chief minister’s three-page letter to the Prime Minister is remarkably appropriate.

Chiefly, Miss Mamata Banerjee has urged Mr Narendra Modi to intervene so that schemes relating to flood management and restoration can be carried out not the least because of what she calls the “perpetual river erosion” along the Ganga in Malda, Murshidabad and Nadia districts. Though Miss Banerjee is also reported to have mentioned the erosion that plagues the Padma in Bangladesh, the loss suffered by West Bengal is considerable in terms of the damage to public utilities, private property and agricultural land, verily the bedrock of the rural economy. (Read More)

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