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Air Pollution
World  /  Published 31.03.21

Pollution alert in Nepal

Nepal has ordered schools to close for four days after air pollution climbed to hazardous levels, forcing millions of students to stay home across the country. Air pollution is a chronic problem in t...
By Reuters in Kathmandu

Calcutta  /  Published 31.03.21

Ward-wise data to fight air pollution

Calcutta, like Delhi, will soon start generating ward-wise air pollution data that will make it easier to manage local pollution, an air pollution expert from IIT Delhi said. “Based on our sugg...
By Jayanta Basu in Ballygunge

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.03.21

Clean air: state signs up BIT, IIT

The state government has roped in two premier institutes for consultancy and advisory activities in a bid to reduce air pollution in key towns of Jharkhand under centrally sponsored National Clean Air...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Calcutta  /  Published 12.03.21

NGT prod on New Town crop burn

The principal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed chief secretary of West Bengal, Alapan Bandopadhyay, to look into the issue of burning of crop residue in various parts of West Be...
By Jayanta Basu in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 09.03.21

City's 'unhealthy' air footprint spreads

Winter is gone but the air quality of the city and its fringes continues to be “unhealthy”, according to data generated by West Bengal Pollution Control Board as well as by a consortium le...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

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Jharkhand  /  Published 04.03.21

Clean air funds lie unused in Dhanbad

Hubban Mallick, Director of Pay and Clean service, which is looking after the operation and maintenance of the five dust sweeping machines, said that they have been operated for less than seven months...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Calcutta  /  Published 27.02.21

Green activists speak out before polls

Political parties should spell out in their manifestos how they will tackle the worsening air pollution, improve the waste management system that is in a shambles and protect the fragile ecology of th...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 26.02.21

India’s everyday poison

Compiling ominous statistics on air pollution, she warns that the phenomenon is triggering lifestyle changes and adding to the burden of non-communicable diseases. Worse still are the psychological tr...
By Argha Kr Banerjee in

Jharkhand  /  Published 19.02.21

Mega green drive for Dhanbad

As per the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), Dhanbad gears up to control air pollution with a plantation drive planned by the forest department. The district forest department is carrying out inten...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Calcutta  /  Published 12.02.21

PCB gives coal-to-LPG push to ironers in Salt Lake

Coal burnt by the neighbourhood ironer has been identified as a significant source of air pollution. So the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has decided to distribute LPG-powered iron press...
By Jayanta Basu in Salt Lake


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