Air Pollution
Calcutta  /  Published 10.01.21

15-year-old vehicle? Scrap it, get Rs 1 lakh

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board has decided to provide an incentive of Rs 1 lakh for 15 years or older commercial vehicle that is scrapped and replaced by a new one. “From our side (for...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.01.21

Anti-pollution drive in Jharia

“We organised the programme to draw the attention of the concerned authorities towards the plight of Jharia residents and wrote their messages on flags,” Ahmad said. Messages like: &ldquo...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Opinion  /  Published 29.12.20

Out of breath: air pollution in India

Breathing polluted air is far deadlier than inhaling the coronavirus. A study published in The Lancet Planetary Health showed that foul air caused 1.67 million premature deaths during 2019 i...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 23.12.20

Pollution kills 1.67m

New research has suggested that India’s air pollution deaths are about 30 per cent higher than earlier estimates — 1.67 million premature deaths during 2019, or more than 10 times the coun...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 21.12.20

Covid: campaign against waste burning

A group of Calcuttans is running awareness campaigns in the city urging people to refrain from burning waste, which damages lungs and can have serious impact on people who have recovered from Covid-19...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 16.12.20

Cyclists plead with top cop for space

Organisations of cyclists and cycling enthusiasts have written to Calcutta’s police commissioner on Tuesday with an appeal to allow bicycles to ply on all roads in the city. The organisations h...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.12.20

Worst air on BT Road

The air quality recorded on the BT Road campus of Rabindra Bharati University has been the worst while that of Rabindra Sarobar has been the best in the city, a study of the last fortnight’s res...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.12.20

Air pollution: worst week in two years

The city suffered its worst air pollution in two years in the first week of December, says a study by the Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). According to the study, the average PM2...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.12.20

Needed: graded plan to fight air pollution

An action plan with specific measures to be implemented as the air quality worsens with the progress of winter must be prepared for Calcutta, air quality management specialists have said. The action ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.12.20

Calcutta air ‘poor’, ‘very poor’, ‘severe’

At 11am on Friday  Severe: Rabindra Bharati University (BT Road campus) Very poor: Ballygunge, Bidhannagar, Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Jadavpur  Poor: Rabindra Saroba...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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