Thursday, December 22, 2011

Raid continues to destroy illegal country spirits

The Sun is about to rise. Chilling wind bites the dawn. Administration is still sleepless to combat with illegal supply of country spirit all over Arambagh. Sub-divisional Magistrate Arindam Niyogi, WBCS (Exe) along with Sub-divisional Police Officer Akash Magharia, IPS and Officer-in - Charge of Goghat police station has conducted a raid at about 05.30 a.m at Ballydewanganj and Damodarpur of Goghat -l block and destroyed 12000 litres of illicit country spirit and 500 litres of  fermanted wash in the two villages near to Paschim Medinipur district. One person is arrested so far

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Illegal country spirit seized at Goghat

Morning starts today with a new hope when a team headed by Arindam Niyogi, SDM, Arambagh  has emptied more than 15000 litres of illegal country spirit at Kulia village under Goghat police station. The place is transit point of both Hooghly and Paschim Medinipur district. Anirban Som, BDO, Goghat -ll, Deputy Excise Collector, Circle Inspector of police and Officer in Charge of Goghat police station were the other members of the team that raided at 6.00 a.m today.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

HIV + mothers gave safe birth of their babes at Khanakul Hospital

Dr. Saha is adoring the babes.

A public health centre aided two HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) positive mothers to have their babies born is no news to a developed country. But in India where law is required to ban “untouchability”, institutional delivery to HIV positive mothers is a distant dream.

 Khanakul of Hooghly district under West Bengal sets an exception. Yesterday at Kahanakul Block Primary Health Centre an HIV infected mother normally gave birth a child with the help of Dr. Sushanta Pal (+91 99038 09784 ) and today another baby was surgically born from another HIV infected mother by Dr. Prasenjit Pal ( +91 98314 99139) under the direct supervision of Block Medical Officer of Health Dr. Sabyasachi Saha (+91 94329 21321).
Dr. Saha who is formally trained in AIDS related matters, has timely motivated his fellow physicians to take the risk by observing all medical protocol.

Suprabhat Chatterjee, Block Development Officer of Khanakul – l block hopes for a change now in the mind of those who ignores HIV patients while Arindam Niyogi, Sub-divisional Magistrate of Arambagh appreciates the humanitarian deeds of the doctors and expects more institutional delivery from similar incidents.

Some 240 years ago Raja Rammohun Roy was born here and fought lifelong for women rights. Now these three young doctors follow the golden path. That is perhaps the best tribute to him on the eve of ensuing Rammohun Mela scheduled to be held next year from 06 January to 10 January said a satisfied octogenarian of the locality.    

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

আরামবাগে বর্দ্ধিতমূল্যে ধান কেনা শুরু হল

হরিণখোলা ১ নং গ্রাম পঞ্চায়েত
আরামবাগ মহকুমার ছ’টি ব্লকে  সহায়ক মূল্যে সরকারীভাবে ধান কেনা হবে। আজ পুরশুড়া বিডিও অফিসে বিধায়ক পারভেজ রহমান, আরামবাগের বিধায়ক কৃষ্ণ চন্দ্র সাঁতরা, মহকুমা শাসক অরিন্দম নিয়োগীর উপস্থিতিতে রাজ্যের খাদ্যমন্ত্রী জ্যোতিপ্রিয় মল্লিক চাষীভাইদের কাছ থেকে সরাসরি ধান কেনার ব্যাপারে আরামবাগ, পুরশুড়া, খানাকুল -১ ও ২ এবং গোঘাট – ১ ও ২ ব্লকের উপস্থিত সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন আধিকারিকদের বিশেষভাবে উদ্যোগী হতে অনুরোধ করেন।
আজ পুরশুড়া ও আরামবাগ ব্লকে সরু চালের ধান কুইন্টাল প্রতি ১১১০ টাকা এবং মোটা চালের ধান ১০৮০ টাকা দরে কেনা শুরু হল। পরে শ্রী মল্লিক আরামবাগ ব্লকের হরিণখোলা -১ গ্রাম পঞ্চায়েতে নিজে ধান কেনা খতিয়ে দেখেন।
প্রাথমিকভাবে নিম্নোক্ত সূচী অনু্যায়ী ধান কেনা হতে পারে।
আরামবাগ ব্লক - নভেম্বরঃ ২৩, ২৫, ২৮ এবং ডিসেম্বরঃ ৫
পুরশুড়া ব্লক - নভেম্বরঃ ২৩ এবং ডিসেম্বরঃ ২, ৯, ১৫
খানাকুল ১ ব্লক - নভেম্বরঃ ২৫, ২৮ এবং ডিসেম্বরঃ ২, ১২
খানাকুল ২ ব্লক - নভেম্বরঃ ২৯ এবং ডিসেম্বরঃ ৭
গোঘাট ১ ব্লক - নভেম্বরঃ ২৭ এবং ডিসেম্বরঃ ২, ৭, ১২
গোঘাট ২ ব্লক - নভেম্বরঃ ২৯ এবং ডিসেম্বরঃ ২, ৭, ১২, ১৫
এই সূচী পরিবর্তিত হতে পারে। বি ডি ও অফিসে বিস্তারিত জানা যাবে। 
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

DM visits Udna & Kanakpur Villages to assess Vetiver Scheme

It is literary a red letter day to the inhabitants of Udna village which is circled by the river Mundeswari  causing enormous loss almost every year during the time of flood when they witness that District Magistrate Ms. Sripriya Rengarajan, IAS comes to their place very early in the morning with the Sub-divisional Magistrate of Arambagh Mr. Arindam Niyogi, WBCS (Exe) and Block Development Officer of Khanakul-l  Mr. Suprabhat Chatterjee, WBCS (Exe) to give a permanent solution to prevent soil erosion from the embankment of the said river. She arrives and  blows the whistle to start soil dressing activities enabling the embankment to get penetrated by Vetiver, the magic grass of Indian origin to hold the soil tightly against huge flow of water.
DM is entering in to Udna village
 In an address she requests the local people to come forward and help whole heartedly to bring it an absolute success to the Vetiver plantation programme which is reportedly implemented for the first time in the state of West Bengal for the protection of river embankment.  She further requests the workers to participate more in a number which will be ensured with by providing all possible amenities as admissible under MGNERGA Programmes. The villagers share their grievances with her citing categorical allegation against the local bank for their “traditional” delay to clear wages under MGNREGA.
An amount of nearly 36 lakhs has been sanctioned for the consecutive  four projects at Udna village Where some 800 hundred job card holders would generate 18233 working days. Actual plantation may be held in next 20 days.
District Magistrate further says that after this village, the next progamme for Vetiver plantation will be held at Kanakpur Village which is surrounded by both Mundeswari which is a downstream of the river Damodar and a channel of Mundeswari namely Harinakhali. She herself visits Kanakpur too and feels the necessity of building a foot bridge to unify the villages with other areas since Kanakpur is the gateway of Howrah district.
Despite all resistance, under the able leadership of Ms. Rengarajan, SDM Arambagh Mr. Niyogi has succeeded to start Vetiver plantation process first in the state with the selfless dedication of Mr. Suprabhat Chatterjee, BDO, Khanakul-l besides the technical support from Rajkapoor Sharma, Executive Engineer of Irrigation & Waterways Department  of Govt. of West Bengal and Shantanoo Bhattacharyya, Executive Engineer, Govt. of Assam & Hony. Director, Eastern India Vetiver Network. However, the administration acknowledges the fact that Bhaskar jyoti Bera, Sub-divisional Information & Cultural Officer of Arambagh first informed the district administration about the usefulness of Vetiver and his logical representation plays the pivotal role in implementing this path breaking programme.  

The maxim :  if there is a will, there is a way would now be read as if there is a “genuine” will ----------.  

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Landmark intiative taken to prevent soil erosion at Khanakul

Every year lakhs of public money have been spent to protect soil erosion by using conventional methods like bolder pitching, sand bags, brick – built walls etc. With the increasing number of natural calamity like flood, recurrent public expenditure has been increasing which restrains Govt. to utilize that very fund to create new infrastructure to meet the growing need of our state. Had there been any alternative way to cause for less expenditure to protect the enormous length of river embankments, the fund utilized for them over the years may be used for other purpose.

The problem can be solved in an eco-friendly, indigenous and low cost way. Yes, by using “Vetiver”. 

 “VETIVER” which is scientifically known as “Chrysopogon zizanioides” (from Tamil வெட்டிவேர்), is a perennial grass of the Poaceae family, native to India. In western and northern India, it is popularly known as “ khus”. In West Bengal it is known as “Khas Khas”. Vetiver can grow up to 1.5 metres high and form clumps as wide. The stems are tall and the leaves are long, thin, and rather rigid; the flowers are brownish purple. Unlike most grasses, which form horizontally spreading mat-like root systems, Vetiver's roots grow downward, 2–4 metres in depth. Though it originates in India, Vetiver is widely cultivated in the tropical regions of the world. The world's major producers include Haiti, India, Java etc. Because Vetiver propagates itself by small offsets instead of underground stolons, it is non-invasive and can easily be controlled by cultivation of the soil at the boundary of the hedge. The Vetiver System, a technology of soil conservation and water quality management, is based on the use of the Vetiver plant. Several aspects of Vetiver make it an excellent erosion control plant in warmer climates. Unlike most grasses, Vetiver does not form a horizontal mat of roots; rather, the roots grow almost exclusively downward, 2–4 meters, which is deeper than some tree roots. This makes Vetiver an excellent stabilizing hedge for stream banks, and protects soil from sheet erosion. The roots bind to the soil. The close-growing culms also help to block the runoff of surface water. It slows water's flow velocity and thus increases the amount absorbed by the soil (infiltration). It can withstand a flow velocity up to 5 metres per second (16 ft/s) approximately. Further Vetiver mulch increases water infiltration and reduces evaporation, thus protects soil moisture under hot and dry conditions. The mulch also protects against splash erosion. 
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Vetiver Plantation
Besides the above, it is used as medicine, fuel cleaning from soil, aroma and cattle feed. Many a country in the world have been successfully using as a tool to combat soil erosion from the river embankment or from the hills. Once the grass is grown at a certain level, the more the cattle eat the more it grows since swab of cattle contain Lipase which helps Vetiver to grow up faster. In Assam in the downstream of Bramhaputra river, its plantation reportedly seems to be a grand success.  
The cost of the vetiver system depends on the design and the site condition. The cost of Vetiver plant is around Rs.1.50 each. In 1 Sq mt some 17+1 = 18 plants are necessary. Experts say that about 170- 200 plants can be planted in one working day. However, more days are required for dressing the slope, fertilizing and maintenance. Also sometimes plants need to be pouched before transplanting in the field. But by all means the cost of planting Vetiver is almost 1/10 lesser to the the conventional guard wall method by using concrete etc. 
Khanakul being the worst hit of recurrent flood attacks, the Hooghly district administration headed by  the District Collector Sripria Rengarajan, IAS approves first in the history of this state to use Vetiver as a preventive for soil erosion from the river embankments. With this vision, Arindam Niyogi, WBCS(Exe), Sub-divisional Magistrate of Arambagh inspired Suprabhat Chatterjee, WBCS(Exe), a dedicated Block Development Officer of Khanakul-1 Block to exercise the technique on the embankment of the river “Mundeswari.” 
Now on the 22 November 2011, the implementation process like dressing of soil and slope making will be taken place with an aim to plant the grass actually within the next 15 days on the embankment of the said river for the first time ever since, at minority prevailed UDNA village of Tantishal Gram Panchayat.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Goghat - l Block reaches 100% of National Social Assistance Programme

Bank at Home
With the opening of Bank account of MOSAMMAT JAMILA KHATUN, about 100 years of age of Amdoba villag  under Saora Gram panchayat  for getting pension under Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS) ,Goghat-I Panchayat Samity reached the target of hundred percent of National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) as approved till date.
At the request of Jayanta Mondal, WBCS(Exe), Block Development Officer and Executive Officer of the Goghat-l Panchayat Samity, the officials of the State Bank of India, Seora Branch went her home and openned the bank account.
Now  the total beneficiaries  under three NSAPs are IGNOAPS-2161,  IGNWPS (Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Sheme)-853 &  IGNDPS (Indira Gandhi National Disablity Pension Scheme) - 76.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

খানাকুল - ২ ব্লকের মানুষ পেল নতুন ওয়েবসাইট

বন্যায় ডুবে থাকা খানাকুল -২ ব্লকের  মানুষদের কাছে আজকের দুপুর খানিক আশা দিল। আজ দুপুরে যখন আরামবাগের মহকুমা শাসক অরিন্দম নিয়োগী উদ্বোধন করলেন ব্লকের সরকারী ওয়েবসাইট, তখন পঞ্চায়েত সমিতির সভাপতি কালীশংকর চক্রবর্তী থেকে সমষ্টি উন্নয়ন আধিকারিক অসিত পাল সকলেই খুশী ছিলেন এ কারনে যে এখন থেকে প্রত্যন্ত অঞ্চলের মানুষের কাছে সরকারী কর্মসূচীর খবর পৌঁছবে দ্রুত এবং অবিকৃতভাবে। অনাড়ম্বর এই অনুষ্ঠানে উপস্থিত থাকা আধিকারিক, কর্মী এবং সাধারণ মানুষজন সে আশা সঞ্চারিত করলেন নিজেদের অন্তরে।
জনগনকে তাঁদের প্রাপ্য অধিকার সম্বন্ধে সচেতন করতে যেভাবে  খানাকুল -১  ব্লকের পর খানাকুল - ২  ব্লকের এই ওয়েবসাইট প্রকাশে মহকুমা শাসক তাঁর দূরদৃষ্টি দিয়ে ব্লক প্রশাসনকে উৎসাহিত করছেন, তা দৃষ্টান্ত। আশাকরা যায় বাকী চারটি ব্লকও এ পথে সামিল হবে।

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Landless labours get 'Patta' at Arambagh Block :: Sachhata Utsab observed too

No more landlessness for another 19 people of Tirole Gram Panchayet of Arambagh Block as each of them get a piece of land with Government Deeds namely "Patta" with Record of Rights popularly known as "Parcha" this afternoon when Smt. Ashima Kundu, Sabhapati of Arambagh Panchayet Samity, Mrinal Kanti Guin, BDO, Gopal Chandra Rana, DMDC have seen their beeming eyes at the office of the Sub-divisional Land & Land Reforms Officer.
Tableau at evening ride
Later, at Arambagh Rabindra Bhawan, Arambagh Panchayet Samity observed a very useful programme on public health namely "Sachhata Utsab" where the panchayet administration takes a vow in presence of Pradip Saha, Sabhadhipati, Hooghly Zila Parishad, Shakti Mohan Malik, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Shubhankar Sarkar, DMDC to keep public health programme moving to make society clean and healthy. A well decorated tableau  will go to door to door of the people of 15 Gram Panchayets of Arambagh, said a confident BDO, Mr. Guin.  

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Domestic utensils can save life from flood shows NDRF team at Khanakul-ll

How a few empty bottles of mineral water can save one’s life during the time of flood is demonstrated by a team of 2nd Battalion of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) came from Digbaria Campus of 24-Parganas (North). The team headed by a deputy commandant Gyalzen Sherpa and 34 other rank holders took no hesitation to show all chivalries this morning at the office of the Khanakul-ll BDO to train people to save their lives.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Flood rescue training at Khanakul - ll Block

Flood becomes a destiny to the people of Khanakul.  So is the casualty. With the sudden discharge of water the commoners get enlisted as “wanted”.
Now for a change, people of Khanakul  - II block are being trained scientifically to search and rescue flood victims by an expert team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) consisting of a Commandant and the  fellow members of the 2nd Battalion of NDRF from Digberia Camp of  Barasat, 24-Parganas (N) from 18th  October. They have extended effective teaching to the inhabitants of flood prone Gram Panchayets like  Natibpur-l  & ll, Jagatpur, Dhanyaghori, Marokhana, Sabalsinghpur, Chingra, Palashpai- I & II.
Tomorrow at 12.00 noon the NDRF team will give live demonstration at the office of the Block Development Officer,  Khanakul-II where the citizens of Rajhati –I & II G.Ps will participate, says Asit Paul,  B.D.O, Khanakul –II  block.  From 19th October 2011, the team will move to Khanakul-I block.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Raid for illegal fire crackers at Khanakul - ll Block

Sub-divisional Magistrate Arindam Niyogi conducted a raid today at Natibpur Village which is famous for producing indigenous fire crackers and seized more than 100 kg of illegal fire crackers.

Friday, September 23, 2011


DVC reduced combined release of water from both the Maithon & Panchet reservoirs. Now it is @ 60,000 Cusec from DVC causing down Durgapur Dam release around @85,000 Cusec.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Huge discharge of water may cause Flood at midnight

With the heavy raining in both the Damodar and the Barakar catchment areas over the last 48 hours DVC has now been discharging water @70,000 Cusec (approx) combinedly from its Panchet and Maithon reservoirs from this morning which may reach Durgapur Dam tonight by 10.00 p.m causing a release of more than 1,00,000 Cusec from down Durgapur. Hence water level of both the rivers namely Damodar and Mundeswari will be double as of now.
The DVC release is likely to be increased since Tenughat reservoir will shortly discharge more water which will reach Panchet reservoir resulting further hike in rate of release from Panchet too.  

Monday, September 19, 2011

At home an octogenarian got pension from administration

Smt. RAJLILA MONDAL a 79 years seriously ill, blind of village Chakjalkar, Arunda Gram Panchayat, Khanakul-I Dev. Block got surprised last week when BDO Khanakul-1 Suprabhat Chatterjee WBCS (Exe) and the manager of the Paschim Banga Gramin Bank, Chabbishpur Branch met her at her mud made home to open the bank account to provide her pension of Rs. 400 p.m under Indira Ghandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme. 
With the fast moving time senior citizens of our society have been gradually facing helping hands almost beyond their reach. Here is the reverse. Under the leadership of the District Collector of Hooghly, Sripriya Rengarajan I.A.S and Sub-divisional Magistrate, Arindam Niyogi WBCS (Exe) the administration is becoming social friendly as well. Let gerontologist be happy as public servants are also with them.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Earthquake shaken Hooghly

A mild eathquake is experienced all over Hooghly District this evening. No casualty is reported till this time. However, a control room is start functioning in the district level to monitor the situation and extend help in need.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Down Durgapur update

Now Down Durgapur outflow of water is @ 1,10,374 Cusec.

Dwarakeswar river will get 30,000 Cusec more

Last night Dwarakeswar river maintains its water level 3 metre below Danger level at 08.00 p.m. But another 30,000 Cusec of water will feed it by today.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Heavy rainfall in Barakar cathement area causes increase in outflow

In the last 24 hours there is 88.4 mm rainfall in the Barakar cathement area causing increase in outflow of water from Maithon Dam. The combined release controlled by DVC  was @ 85,000 Cusec at 10.30 a.m  today out of which Maithon had @ 35,000 Cusec and Panchet had @ 50,000 Cusec. There is further heavy rainfall in Durgapur catchement area with a record of 90 mm approximately. From 08.00 p.m tonight down Durgapur outflow is 1,00,000 Cusec which may increase roughly by 15,000 Cusec more when the full load of combined discharge will reach Durgapur.

One thing is to be noted that DVC does not control the release from Durgapur barrage. It is controlled by Govt. of West Bengal. Actually DVC releases water after getting clearence from the Central Water Commission from both the Panchet and Maithon Dams. After the release from both the Dams, the water reaches Durgapur barrage after 10 to 12 hours. The riverine path in between the said two dams and Durgapur barrage, contains good number of small canals and cathement area which add more water to the combined release from DVC. Once it reaches Durgapur barrage, the Durgapur barrage has to release the full inflow of DVC as Durgapur barrage has no significant capacity to modify the release of combined release from DVC dams. After the release from Durgapur barrage, there are further many a river, canal, uncontrolled cathement area which further add water to down Durgapur outflow.

So, in brief, release from Durgapur contains the release of combined release from Maithon and Panchet and  further enhanced by the water of down Durgapur areas.

Of late it is much critised in some media that state government compelled DVC to release water in a controlled manner which might cause DVC to release high discharge at a time. It might cause huge flood. But this type of reporting is devoid of ground reality and quite misleading.

Rainfall occurs in different catchement areas in different times. Further the intensity of rainfall is not uniform in nature and highly uncertain. In last few days, state govt. took a very wise decision by asking DVC to release water in a controlled manner. If DVC discharged water according to the maximum permissible limit of DVRRC manual it might cause huge flood since down Maithon and Panchet dams and down Durgapur barrage were loaded with heavy rainfall simultaneously. As discharge from Maithon and Panchet roughly (For 1,00000 Cusec) takes 10-12 hours time to reach Durgapur, if DVC controlled release in a low rate for few hours, by that time the water came from down Panchet and Maithon and Down Durgapur might be cleared. So, at that stage increase release from Panchet and Maithon might not increase the release from Durgapur any more. It was actually happened in last few days.

So, the decision of the state govt. is a practical and prudent one.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Damodar is still above danger level

At Arambagh on date at 09.00 a.m Damodar is 0.1 Metre above danger level while Mundeswari is just 0.5 metre below of danger level.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Independence Day celebrated in a creative way

Celebration of India's 65 Independence Day at Arambagh has not been a routine one. It has a sense of
rejuvenating human resource in different ways.

Amidst an atmosphere contemplating socio-political tension all over the sub-division, office of the Sub-divisional Magistrate organized the sub-divisional inter school football tournament with the help of the Sub-divisional sports association to bring peace and normalcy two weeks ago. Today on the 15 August Balibela High School got laurel in the final match held at Jubilee Park. Besides the tremendous applause they bagged a beautiful trophy donated by Mr. Iqbal Ahmed, a Member of Legislative Assembly from Khanakul Assembly Constituency. The football lovers welcome the move considering it is a new prelude of popularizing football once again.

In the morning Mr. Arindam Niyogi, Sub-divisional Magistrate hoisted the National flag in due respect at his office as usual.

This apart, many a organization celebrated the day most enthusiastically. Playing of Rabindra Sangeet and patriotic songs in every corner was an inevitable scene to see. But the most inspired programme was held a Mobarakpur under Arambagh Block where Bandhan organization had arranged for plantation of trees. Legendary physician Dr. Manojit Moohkerjee who is also a pioneer in protecting environment has inaugurated the event on the embankment of the river Darakeswar with a touchy address that everybody would plant at least a tree when a new baby was born in the family. He said, ‘the tribes follow it.” Among others, Mr. Krishna Chandra Santra, MLA, Arambagh graced the occasion.  

Down Durgapur outflow much reduced

Good Morning everybody. Happy Independence Day, A good news for all of us. Down Durgapur barrage outflow of water is grossly reduced. Today from 06.00 a.m it is @108856 Cusec.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Relief in Progress, canal waters get misery to Khankul

Since the outflow of Down Durgapur is reduced, water level in Mundeswari river is not increasing any more. However, the canal water invades Natibpur, Palashpai area of Khankul-II block. There are 09 relief camps where some 1500 people take shelter in both Khanakul-I & II blocks.
Terpolin sent @ 20,000 to each of the Khanakul -I & II blocks, 20 Qts of puffed rice also sent to both the blocks. GRE  rice will be arrived shortly.
02 machines of the Public Health Engineering Department are making water pouch. Out of 16000 water pouch made so far, let alone 10,000 pouch sent to Khanakul II block and remaining to other areas.
Medical teams riding on boat are being sent to certain places to check infectious diseases.
Sub-divisional Magistrate Sri Arindam Niyogi himself is supervising the entire system round the clock.
For assistance please dial +91 3211 255008.

DVC further reduced water discharge rate

Good News once again. DVC reduced its discharge both from Maithon & Panchet, It is now @85,000 Cusec.

Combined release from DVC reduced, hope to be out of danger

DVC reduced its combined release of water from Maithon and Panchet reservoirs at the present rate of outflow @95000 Cusec. Combined release comes to Durgapur Barrage which is not under control of DVC, but by Govt. of West Bengal. Durgapur is not a reservior having capability of mdifying the discharge of DVC. It is a mere barrage. Since there is no significant rainfall in the down Durgapur area, so rate of outflow including combined discharge of DVC will be reduced.
If the situation remains in this way, south Bengal may avoid further danger.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

People of Balipur get Ministers' visit.

 Hon'ble Ministers with DM 
West Bengal State Industry Minister Sri Partha Chatterjee met the flood affected people of Balipur under Khanakul-I Block at Balipur Melatala High School this evening along with Sri Rachpal Singh, Tourism Minister; Parvez Rahaman, MLA; Sri Sripriya Rengarajan, IAS, DM; Sri Tanmoy Roy Chowdhury, IPS, SP; Sri Arindam Niyogi, WBCS (Exe), SDM; Sri Suprabhat Chatterjee, WBCS (Exe), BDO of Khanakul-I Block. Sri Chatterjee brought dry food with him at his own cost to give aid to the distressed people of that locality. He further assured that every possible assistance will be provided to the flood affected people without any political discrimination.

MIC Partho Chatterjee sets an example for flood relief

Todat state Industry Minister Patho Chatterjee has been visiting the flood affected areas of this Sub-division. He has visited Ramchandrapur of Khanakul, Kota of Goghat, Bulundi of Arambagh and now in the evening on the way to Balipur and Udna village.
He brings around 04 MT. of dry food including babyfood, biscuits etc. out of his own to help the distress people. His generous personal contribution is equally divided to all four assembly constituencies.

Down Durgapur outflow sightly reduced

Right now down Durgapur outflow slightly reduced @137026 Cusec from @143000 Cusec as the lower uncontrolled cannals do not bear much rainwater on date. However since DVC has increased the combined release from both the Panchet & Maithon, it may further rise a little bit. But if the situation remains the same that means no further rainfall in the upper catchement area of Damodar, down Durgapur release would be more or less the same.

Devastating Flood is apprehending -------

Last night from 02.00 a.m Water discharge from down Durgapur barrage is @ 1,43,000 Cusec which has a possibility to be raised @ 2,00,000 Cusec by tonight. Since there was wide spread rainfall in the Damodar Cathchement area in the last night, inflow in Tenughat Dam is further increasing which may cause DVC  to release more from both the Maithon & Panchet reservoirs shortly.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Uninterrupted rainning calls for another calamity

Tonight at 09.00 p.m onwards discharge rate of water from Durgapur barrage is 1,18,356 Cusec while combined discharge from Maithon and Panchet resevoirs has slightly increased from 84,000 Cusec to 94,000 Cusec from 02.00 p.m onwards. The combined release may take around 10 hours to reach Durgapur barrage when down Durgapur may increase further.  

At noon on date some 250 persons of 70 families are shifted to nearby three schools as water from the river Aamodar enters  in Sutunia and Kuliakota-Nakunda village of Goghat - I block . One Gayatri Pratihar is reportedly died of snake bite near  Raghubati of the  the same block. At Khanakul -II  some 25 families are shifted to safe  place. Heavy soil erosion takes place in Ramchandrapur, Chakbese, Banamalipur of Malaypur -II G.P and Majaffarpur in Harinkhola-I G.P related to Mundeswari river. Repair is in progress in all places. Mundeswari river is very near to danger level while Damodar touches it.

IMD did forecast of heavy rainfall around 25-52 mm in the upper catchement of Damodar in the next 24 hours. If it is happened the situation will be worsen. Rain water already spread over a huge agricultural land. State Industry Minister Parha Chatterjee will visit some places tomorrow.
For assistance one can dial 03211-25008. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Latest condition of Flood discharge

At about 09.00 p.m tonight Tenughat reservoir started discharging water @95,000 Cusec approximately as the inflow raised in 2,01000 Cusec by that time. Last night Himgiri and Lalgarh under the state of Jarkhand witnessed heavy rainfall from 02.00 a.m to 05.00 a.m causing massive inflow in the Tenughat Dam which is a contributory to the inflow of Panchet Dam. The later received an inflow @1,15000 Cusec while released @80,000 Cusec after moderation. Maithon discharged @4,000 Cusec as usual while the inflow is @18000 Cusec.

One person washed away at Goghat-II Block

Asanur Gayen, a young man of around 22 years old of Gurulia bhatsala near Paschimpara under Goghat-II block is reportedly washed away by high speed of water this afternoon while he was going near Tarajuli canal area under the Goghat-II block.

Flood affected Khanakul-II

12 Villages namely Sasapota, Hanua, Dhaldanga, Sundarpur, Banhijli, Ramchandrapur, Nandanpur, Jagatpur, Bar-nandanpur, Ghoradaha, Radhakrishnapur, Kamdebchak  of 4 Gram Panchayats namely Jagatpur, Marokhana, Dhanyaghori and Rajhati-I under Khanakul-II Development Block have been inundated due to heavy water spilling from Ghoradaha Canal of Mundeshwari river as well as from the water of Rupnarayan and Silabati River.              

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Flood situation updated

Situation in most of the places of Arambagh is normal. Strict vigil is being made on the embankments of the river Damodar and Mundeswari. Sub-divisional Magistrate himself will visit Jagatpur area tomorrow morning. As per latest communication, discharge from Durgapur is 82850 Cusec which includes the combined discharge from Panchet & Maithon 62000 Cusec as before. Rainfall in the Damodar catchement area is decreasing. Unless heavy raining, the situation will be improving from tomorrow. 

Latest flood situation

Water is entering through canal at Ghoradaha of Jagatpur Gram Panchayat under Khanakul-II block. Consequently, water has also entered in 10 low lying villages of Jagatpur GP, Dhanyaghori GP, Marokhana GP & Rajhati GP. This situation is happened due to high tide of river Dwarakeswar & river Shilabati of Ghatal. However, no shifting of family is needed so far.

Flood : anxiety and relief come together.

Down Durgapur discharge is reduced at 80,000 from 88,000 Cusec of 11.00 p.m last night. The reverine distance from Durgapur to Pursurah Block situated in the bank of the river Damodar is 115 k.m approximately. So, last niight discharge of 88,000 Cusec will hit Pursurah with its full load by 4 p.m today. The downstream of Damodar touches the Primary Danger level at 11.00 a.m today.  High alert is necessary at least up to 11.00 p.m tonight.

Another flood warning

At 11.00 p.m last night, Durgapur dam released 87,575 CuSec. Pursurah block has a riverine distance of 115 K.M approximately. It is expected that the full load will hit Pursurah after 11 hours roughly. It may cause another flood like situation in the Khanakul I & II blocks and Pursurah wholelly while a portion of the Arambagh Block would be affected.
This is not the end of misery. Further, massive rainfall of 52-75 ml in the Damodar catchment area is foreseen. So, better to be prepared for another battle.
Sub-divisional administratinon already opens a control room at SDO office, Arambagh. People in distress can call 03211 -255008 round the clock, assured the Sub-divisional Magistrate Arindam Niyogi.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Death anniversary of Tagore to be observed officially on 08 August

Invitation Card of I & CA Office, Arambagh

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Block administration organizes Blood donation camp at Khanakul-I

Unlike non-government initiative, yesterday the Block Development Officer himself with the cooperation of Khanakul-I panchayat samity arranged for a blood donation camp at his office where 67 people had donated their blood including Sri Suprabhat Chatterjee, BDO himself. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Rain water harvesting - a way to generate huge employment and save environment

The basic objective of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme is to provide employment opportunity to the cores of poor people of India by exploring every possible way of working avenues. May it be road construction by mud or  mere gardening. The only condition is to generate employment to the needy commoners.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Flood Alert !

DVC may release 50,000 CuSec water from Panchet reservoir on 29 June 2011, Wednesday at about 04.00 a.m. People of Kahanakul and Pursurah Blocks would be careful.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Flood warning

DVC may release 50,000 CuSec water on 21 June 2011 at O2.00 A.M, informed Sub-divisional Magistrate of Arambagh. Sub-divisional Information Office is informing panchayat offices to get alert.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

With monsoon approaching DM plans for disaster management at Khanakul

DM Sripriya Rengarajan, IAS hears from others
No flood at Khanakul, wonders the metro people in monsoon period, if it happens ever. But the chance of negativity is infrequent. In 2009, the whole of Arambagh witnessed a devastating flood in the month of September when a kilometer of embankment of the river Damodar at Pursurah was vanished in no time.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Connoisseur of Indian renaissance, Raja Rammohun Roy be remembered on his 240 birthday

Reminiscence of Raja's house

At the age of 16, Rammohun Roy, the pioneer of Indian renaissance and the greatest futurist of Bengal was forced to depart his paternal house for his strong belief in monotheism causing a personality clash with his father Ramkanta Banerjee who being a conservative Hindu Bramhin and to whom the then collector of Burdwan district attributed high opinion as the “most respectable man in the district” was an ardent propagator of polytheism. Before that Rammohun was married thrice while his first wife was expired one year after the wedlock when Rammohun was just nine years old.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

DM posted senior Magistrate at Goghat P.S

To eliminate the least possible chance of distorting peaceful ambiance of Goghat I  & ll blocks, District Magistrate and District Collector Ms. Sripriya Rengarajan, IAS posted Sri Ranjan Chakrabprty, a senior Executive Magistrate at Goghat to guide Police of that area to maintain social harmony. Sri Chakrabarty, WBCS (Exe) will be available with 94341 76579, said Sri Arindam Niyogi, Sub-divisional Magistrate of Arambagh.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Democracy wins - Peace prevails

A brief result of all four A.Cs of Arambagh sub-div.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Zero tolerance for post poll violence stands Administration

Last minute checking at midnight
Another two companies Central Paramilitary Armed Force deployed at Arambagh this evening besides the 47 companies already positioned. Earlier Sub-divisional Magistrate proclaimed 144 Cr. P.C at Badangaunj-Falui-l & ll, Shyambazar and Pachimpara areas under Goghat police station to stop post poll violence which was reportedly started a few after a massive poll of 88% in this sub-division. The administration started special patrolling before the end of poll yesterday. Both SDM & SDPO themselves were on the field. It helped the polling personnel to reach safely at the receiving centre at Arambagh Girls’ College. Even after the midnight the polling officers were patiently checking all the material and forms required to be submitted at the said venue. Sri Arindam Niyogi, SDM allows people to call him cell phone directly to settle the law and order in no time.  

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

R.O removes Presiding Officer even before poll starts

Immediately after the midnight of 02 May, when Sri Arindam Niyogi, SDM & RO of 200 Arambagh (S.C) A.C has been visiting the polling stations of his jurisdictional area finds a Presiding Officer of booth no - 203A fails to maintain "impartiality" causing the later to be replaced at once at  Ragpur Primary School under Arambagh Police Station. It is an alarm to all to act as per law in the morning of 3 May 2011. 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Polling personnels are set to go

Beating the burning heat today the polling personnels of all four assembly constituencies namely 199 - Pursurah, 200- Arambagh (S.C), 201 - Goghat (S.C) & 202 - Khanakul A.C of Arambagh sub-division are gradually moving to theirs respective polling stations. In the early morning they are checking the polling materials and getting familiar with one another in the distribution centres.
Out of 787 Main Polling Stations (Pursurah-187; Arambagh-213; Goghat - 196; Khanakul- 191) and 267 Auxiliary Polling stations (Pursurah - 79; Arambagh - 56; Goghat - 54; Khanakul - 78)  554 booths -
Age -wise voters of all four A.Cs of Arambagh sub-division
( Pursurah - 172; Arambagh- 119; Goghat - 72; Khanakul - 181)  are considered to be critical. Number of total voters of the whole of Arambagh Sub-division is 833816 out of which 434588 are male, 399225 are female and 3 belong to others. Sri Arindam Niyogi, Sub-divisional Magistrate and Returning Officer of 200- Arambagh (S.C) A.C is personally supervising the distribution centre at Arambagh to ensure smooth voting arrangement.
 Besides every possible measure is being taken to help voters to cast their vote fearlessly. Micro observers are being deployed to number of booths. Sector Magistrates are patrolling tirelessly to eradicate the least hindrance which may spoil polling atmosphere. Any aggrieved person is free to contact Observers, Returning Officers or the Officer - in - Charge of the respective police stations as and when necessary. In fine, all are waiting for a happy end.     

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Shining afternoon at Natibpur - DM leads route march

People of Natibpur have no more fear seeing Ms. Sripriya Rengarajan, IAS, District Magistrate of Hooghly herself leads a flag march along with Arindam Niyogi, SDM, and Rajnarayan Mukherjee, SDPO this afternoon and assures a full proof security protection to the local inhabitants by directing to commission two separate camps comprising of Central Armed Paramilitary Force at Natibpur-2 G.P and Chingra G.P under Khanakul Police Stations.

Earlier a high level meeting was held at Goghat-2 BDO office at noon in presence of DM herself, Tanmay Roychowdhury, IPS, SP of Hooghly; 8 Company Commanders, 47 Assistant Company Commanders, 105 Sector Officers, all R.Os and AROs of the all four assembly constituencies of this sub-division to plot the deployment of Central Armed Paramilitary Force comprising of 1 company of CRPF and 46 companies of CISF in the remotest parts of Arambagh sub-division to ensure free and fair voting. Sector Officer will function as Sector Magistrate from tomorrow onwards and direct the central force for regular route march all over sub-division. Observers were present in the meeting and asked the force to contact them directly as and when necessary. mmediately after the meeting before going to Natibpur, DM, SP, SDM, SDPO took part in the route march at Badangaunj bazar for area domination and to spread a message to the voters that they would give their own vote without any fear.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Fearless voting - a measure to bloom.

Central Armed Paramilitary force is being deployed extensively at all the places reportedly disturbed politically or otherwise of Arambagh sub-division comprising of six blocks namely Arambagh, Pursurah, Goghat – l & ll, Khanakul- l & ll and Arambagh Municipality to ensure free as well as fearless polling scheduled to be held on 03 May 2011 simultaneously at all the Assembly Constituencies viz, 199-Pursurah, 200-Arambagh (S.C), 201-Goghat (S.C) and 202-Khanakul in connection with the ensuing West Bengal Legislative Assembly Election-2011. The force will do area domination up to Poll day. And on the poll day separate Quick Response Team will escort the intending voters who informed the administration about their fear to exercise their voting rights to the polling stations.

Ms. Sripriya Rengarajan, IAS, District Election Officer & District Magistrate; Sri Tanmay Roy Chowdhury, IPS , Superintendent of Police  of Hooghly;  Senior Commandants of the Central Paramilitary Force; Sri Arindam Niyogi, WBCS (Exe), Sub-divisional Magistrate &  Returning Officer of Arambagh; all the Returning Officers of Goghat (S.C) A.C, Khanakul A.C, Pursurah A.C; all Block Development Officers; Sri Rajnarayan Mukherjee, Sub-divisional Police Officer; Officer-in-Charge of the three police stations and other high level officials will chalk out the law and order plan and discuss the modus operandi of the down level paramilitary force at office of  the Block Development Officer of Goghat-ll community Development Block tomorrow at 12 noon.

Central Armed Paramilitary force will stay in the Arambagh Sub- division for at least two weeks after the date of poll to ensure peace and tranquility all over the sub-division and to prevent post poll violence, ascertained a confident Niyogi.

Innovative training method gets Poll personnels ready at Arambagh

To get the polling personnels familiar with the voting materials that can normally be seen at polling station only, Sri Arindam Niyogi, Sub-divisional Magistrate and Returning Officer of Arambagh brings a noble idea to exhibit all the polling materials at the training venues of Arambagh High School and Arambagh Girs' High School in connection  with the ensuing West Bengal Legislative Assembly Election -2011.They have scope to get them recognizable well ahead of the polling day. Besides, video clippings are continuously displayed to enable them how to seal Electronic Voting Machine and SMS registration. The polling officers are further elated when they have seen that Samir Kumar Das, Returning Officer of Kahankul Assembly Constituency, Jayanta Mondal, BDO, Goghat-1, Suprabhat Chatterjee, BDO, Khanakul-1 and Subhra Chatterjee, Jt. BDO, Arambagh are present there to explain the election procedure in details.

Another significant move is also taken to train the polling officers in small batches in separate class rooms instead of a large audience to facilitate them to interact with trainers more closely.

To guide is not the last. A check list arrives in a new avatar to assess their understanding about the subject in its core when they receive a questionnaire containing multiple type questions related to the basic knowledge that ought to be possessed by a polling person. They accept it heartily since they have already experienced that the sub-division administration has taken actions even to the minor issues after analyzing the feedback forms supplied to them to know their ideas and difficulties about election related issues. It is a unique method propagated by the Sub-divisional Magistrate himself to eradicate the dissatisfaction of the employees and their observation to ease the election process too.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Remembering Tagore once again!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hooghly District Magistrate visits villagers door to door to ensure fearless polling at Arambagh

With the general election to the West Bengal legislative assembly -2011 knocking, measures have been taking to ensure overwhelming and free voting at the Arambagh sub-division of Hooghly district. Central force are already deployed in the remotest areas of six blocks viz, Pursurah, Arambagh, Khanakul-l&ll and Goghat-I&ll to restore law and order after a long political followed by antisocial turmoil.

To add more, Ms. Sripriya Rengarajan, District Magistrate & District Collector herself along with the Sub-divisional Magistatrate of Arambagh Mr. Arindam Niyogi yesterday visited the houses of the “politically distressed” people of Khanakul, Goghat and Pursurah to experience their exact condition. Both the magistrates reached many  a village of those community development blocks without huge police force with a view to knowing the minds of villagers who got rare chance to meet the highest level officers to share their hearts freely.

Ms. Rengarajan gave her own contact number and took the same from the villagers to keep in touch regularly. Having seen that both the D.M and the S.D.O are coming to their own places by walking from a long distance, people are very happy since they fail to remember when for the last time the top officer of the Hooghly district administration had come to meet them. They got more relieved when they heard that the administration would take every possible step to create fearless atmosphere for free polling as asserted by Mr. Arindam Niyogi, S.D.O, Arambagh.