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West Bengal gets 3 months to update Kolkata air pollution action plan

National Green Tribunal directs Mamata Banerjee government to set up committee

Jayanta Basu | Published 07.05.22, 09:14 AM
The order was passed on Monday in response to PIL filed by environmentalist Subhas Datta in 2016.

The order was passed on Monday in response to PIL filed by environmentalist Subhas Datta in 2016.

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The special bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the state government to set up a committee that will update the action plan to counter air pollution in the Kolkata metropolitan area within three months.

Senior officers from the state and Union governments will be the members of the committee.

The order was passed on Monday in response to a PIL filed by environment activist Subhas Datta in 2016.

The bench comprised chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, Justice Sudhir Agarwal, Justice B. Amit Sthalekar, and expert member Saibal Dasgupta. The order further directed the committee to meet within one month.

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Last updated on 07.05.22, 11:24 AM
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