Farraka Barrage

  • About time the Govt did away with Mamata? February 19, 2012

    Kolkata: Yet another bombshell has been dropped on the Congress-led Centre by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, this time over excess drainage of water from the Farakka barrage to Bangladesh. In a strongly-worded letter to the Prime Minister, Banerjee called the Centre's delay in repairing two sluice gates of...
  • Farraka issue: Mamata alleges criminal conspiracy February 18, 2012

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has reportedly alleged in her letter to the Prime Minister concerning the Teesta water-sharing pact that the Farraka barrage was a "man-made disaster, planned on the one hand with finesse and aplomb, to plunge West Bengal into a crisis and on the...
  • Teesta water sharing: Foreign secy meets Mamata February 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai is reportedly meeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a bid to settle the Teesta water sharing agreement. The West Bengal CM had earlier written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh raising objections over the Farakka Barrage water-sharing with Bangladesh. In her letter,...