Mineral Resources of West Bengal

Mineral Resources of  West Bengal   Major Mineral Resources: The state of West Bengal has an important position in mineral production of the country. In terms of value, the state accounts for 3.8% of mineral production in India and occupies the seventh position. Various metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits have been located both in the … Read more

Wildlife and ecoturism in West Bengal

Wildlife and ecoturism in West Bengal West Bengal’s wild life offers a fascinating diversity of terrain, flora and fauna. It is a delight for nature lovers. It is the home to the World Heritage Site – Sundarbans. Sundarbans owes its name to the Sundari trees which is found in abundance in this area. The Sunderbans … Read more

Natural Vegetation of West Bengal

Natural Vegetation of West Bengal Climate is a major determinant of forest types and on a broad sense; rainfall is major factor though temperature, soil, topography etc., play a dominant role. On the other hand, forests exert a great influence on the climate of a country by retaining moisture in the atmosphere. They prevent rapid … Read more

West Bengal Climate

West Bengal Climate Weather In West Bengal   Summer Temperature: Maximum 450 C, Minimum 200 C Winter Temperature: Maximum 150 C, Minimum 80 C Average Rainfall: 175 cm Best Time To Visit: October to February (Deltas and Plains)   March to June and September to December (Mountains)     The climate of West Bengal experiences great variation, mainly in … Read more

Soils in West Bengal

Soils in West Bengal The soils of Bengal have been studied widely by different scholars. The studies carried out so far lead to the convenient grouping of soils as (i) Laterites, (ii) Red Earths, (iii) Tarai soils, (iv) Alluvial soils and (v) The Coastal soils   To attain scientific management of regional resources and sustainable … Read more

West Bengal: Irrigation and hydro power

West Bengal: Irrigation and hydro power Kangsabati Reservoir Project  Kangsabati Reservoir Project was started in the year 1956-57. Till date an irrigation potential of 3,48,477 ha. has been created in the districts of Bankura, Midnapore and Hooghly through this Project.   With bank assistance and under Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme, the Government has undertaken large extension … Read more

Horticulture of West bengal

Horticulture of West bengal With a production of 26.68 m. MT of horticulture produce from an area of 1.78 m. ha., West Bengal is the largest producer of horticultural crops  accounting for 9.6% of total horticultural production in the country. The major horticulture produce comprises vegetables (86.4%). The State produces 23.04 m. MT of vegetables … Read more

Fishing in west bengal

Fishing in west bengal West Bengal has a vast water resource potentiality. By utilising these water resources there is a great prospect of pisciculture. These resources can be divided into two categories : 1.Inland Water Resources and Marine Water Resources Inland resources constitute ponds, rivers, marshy lands, canals, reservoirs etc. Development of Pond Fishery Although … Read more

Rivers of West Bengal

Rivers of West Bengal Drainage systems Drainage systems, also known as river systems, are the patterns formed by the streams, rivers, and lakes in a particular drainage basin. They are governed by the topography of the land, whether a particular region is dominated by hard or soft rocks, and the gradient of the land. River system as a Introduction Ganges enters … Read more

Animal Husbandry of West Bengal

Animal Husbandry of West Bengal Share of animal resources and fishery in the total agricultural output stands presently at about 26%. In the State, the Livestock Sector contributes 4.41% of the total SDP and 18.6% of the Agricultural SDP. Animal Husbandry practice is a part of household activities in the rural areas mostly for meeting … Read more

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