ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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West Bengal - Floods: Avoidable Tragedy

Time and again, floods have wreaked havoc in the regions of Malda and Midnapore in West Bengal. The tragedy, entirely a man-made one, could have been averted by a responsive and alert government, sensitive to ecological considerations. Instead, even as little or no effort is made to dredge the river bottom or prevent erosion, distribution of relief after the floods, follows extremely partisan lines.
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