For the weary hearts of Durgapurians, Bathanbari is an ideal option for picnicking. In recent years Bathanbari, at a distance of about 60 Km from Durgapur has developed into a popular and favourite weekend picnic destination. This scenic spot has an awesome beauty and has developed centering the dam water of Maithan Dam.
A huge and unlimited reserve of Shale gas has been discovered at Sarpi, in the outskirts of Durgapur. The discovery has been made by ONGC and the reserve is perhaps the largest pool of Shale gas in Asia. Shale gas is a low-cost, eco-friendly fuel of the future and its discovery near Durgapur will act as a booster dose for the fast growth and development of the region.
Durgapur has taken the challenge of hosting this year’s West Bengal Youth and Sports Festival which will run for six days. The festival has been inaugurated on 25th January by the West Bengal Sports Minister, Mr. Kanti Ganguly at the presence of eminent sports personalities at the Bhagat Singh Stadium of Durgapur. 2500 partcicipants are likely to attend the festival from 19 different districts of West Bengal.
Durgapur Big Bazaar saw a huge rush of crowd from early morning. Big Bazaar, the largest retail marketing chain has announced a nationwide five-day discounted shopping carnival from Jan 22 to 26 on the eve of India’s Republic Day. The entire city of Durgapur seems to have made Big Bazaar their destination.
Com. Prakash Karat – CPI(M) General Secretary visited the Steel Town of Durgapur to be present in the seminar organized by HSEU to mark its 50th year of formation. Com. Karat paid salute to the long history of struggle of the workers of Durgapur and explained the various loop holes of Neo-liberal capitalism.
Sourav Ganguly – the most successful captain of Indian Cricket and the highest run scorer for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in last year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) being humiliated by KKR management and owner Shahraukh Khan is something against which every Durgapurians must raise their voice. This is something which is beyond the limit of toleration and being a citizen of a sensitive city, we must protest in whatever ways we can.