Socio-economical Impacts of ‘Aila’, A Case Study Based on Maipith Baikunthapur G.P., Kultali, South 24 Parganas


Cyclone ‘Aila’ occurred in Sundarban region of West Bengal on 25th May, 2009. Cyclone ‘Aila’ gave a devastated imprint on livelihood of people living in Sundarban deltaic regions. The most damaged districts were North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas of West Bengal.

The discussion on the effects of ‘Aila’ is based on primary and secondary data source of Kultali Block, South 24 Parganas. ‘Aila’ cyclone gave a severe impact for the riverside areas. Coupling of strong storm surge and flooding condition make devastating condition for the river side areas. Most affected river side of Gram Panchayets, Kultali block shown in the following table:

Table: 1. Affected river sides of different Gram Panchayets:
Sl. No. Name of Gram Panchyat Affected river sides 1 MaipithBaikunthapur Binodpur, Nagenabad, Kishorimohanpur 2 GuguriaBhubaneswari Old Bhubaneswari, Bhubaneswari Bazar 3 Gopalganj Kaikhali, Madhnsadhapur 4 DeulbariDebipur

Reflection of Geography into the Astronomy through Museology


Mousruti Das*

In nursery class I read a poem-
“Twinkle, Twinkle little star how I wonder what you are”                                                                                                           ....... Ann and Jane Taylor
It was this wonder that took me to the M.P. Birla Planetarium in Kolkata for the first time, when I was a mere toddler. The wonder persisted. I decided to wed my love for stars & skies with my subject of study, Geography and in future in Museology. Museum movement in India has gained momentum and as a part of it a large section of people irrespective of caste, creed, religion regularly visiting the Planetarium. M.P. Birla Planetarium creates awareness among the populace of the country. The M.P. Birla Planetarium set up in 1962 is a landmark of the City of Joy, attracting many visitors for years. The M.P. Birla Planetarium is a first of its kind in India it has led the way to 28 other planetariums in different parts of the country. It underta…