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Air Pollution
News  /  Published 10.08.22

Key data divergence in Kolkata air pollution reports triggers confusion

The report prepared by NEERI, which was assigned by the state pollution control board to carry out the study, says vehicles were responsible for 23.5 per cent of Kolkata’s PM 2.5 load. The SAFA...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

India  /  Published 07.08.22

New plan to fight air pollution

The revamped Graded Response Action Plan, a set of anti-air pollution measures followed in Delhi and its vicinity according to the severity of the situation -- will come into force from October 1; 15 ...
By PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 06.08.22

Pollution fight tops environment minister Manas Bhunia’s list

Manas Bhunia, the new state environment minister who took charge on Friday, identified air pollution and degradation of rivers and canals as the greatest challenges faced by the department. Bhunia, g...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 03.08.22

Poor air can impact the brain & heart

Poor air quality can impact multiple organs and its harmful effects are not only limited to the lungs and the respiratory system, doctors and public health experts said on Tuesday. The cardiovasc...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.07.22

West Bengal govt to seek extension of National Green Tribunal order on old vehicles

“A huge number of private and commercial vehicles older than 15 years are plying in the cities of Kolkata and Howrah and also in other places in the State of West Bengal which amounts to few lak...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

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News  /  Published 27.07.22

National Green Tribunal orders Bengal to phase out all 15-year-old vehicles in 6 months

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday ordered the West Bengal government to phase out all vehicles — both private and commercial — that are over 15 years within six months. The trib...
By Subhajoy Roy, Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 26.07.22

NGT orders phase out of all 15-year-old vehicles, including private cars

According to an estimate submitted by the Union ministry of road transport to the bench earlier, more than 92 lakh vehicles aged 15 years or older are plying in the state, of which over 20 lakh vehicl...
By The Plurals News Network

News  /  Published 25.07.22

Air pollution impact on teens and 50-plus in Kolkata, West Bengal towns

State transport minister and mayor of Kolkata Firhad Hakim spoke of the need to link air pollution control and countering climate change. “I consider that good air pollution practice and good c...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 14.07.22

Deadly impact of goods vehicles on Kolkata air

“Restricting the entry of heavy goods vehicles can help improve the air quality of Kolkata. A study by NEERI, published in 2019, found that heavy goods vehicles accounted for 49.5 per cent of th...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 13.07.22

Kolkata Municipal Corporation moots shift for Burrabazar traders

Among the options discussed was Dankuni, about 20km north-west from Burrabazar and an emerging hub because of its rail and road connectivity.  Dankuni, in Hooghly district, is set to be a termin...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata


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