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Air Pollution
India  /  Published 20.01.22

Clean air have-nots & a have

Reward for electing Prime Minister Narendra Modi a second time: breathing privileges. Varanasi city, which falls in Modi’s constituency, cut its toxic PM (particulate matter) 2.5 level by more ...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

News  /  Published 19.01.22

Bengal government to conduct fitness tests on commercial vehicles

The state government has decided that fitness tests of commercial vehicles will now be held at any of the regional transport offices or public vehicles departments. Till now, owners would have to repo...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

News  /  Published 11.01.22

Kolkata's air quality moves closer to pre-Covid level

The level of the most toxic air pollutant — PM 2.5 — in Kolkata's air has inched closer to pre-Covid times after a lockdown-triggered low in 2020, shows an analysis by the Delhi-based ...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

India  /  Published 10.01.22

Lockdown causes foul air

 After an initial drop in the PM2.5 levels during Covid-related lockdowns in 2020, the eastern states of Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha saw a rising trend in the air pollutants in 2021, the Centre...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 03.01.22

Many poisons: toxic air

The battle against air pollution must be fought on multiple fronts. That seems to be the gist of the findings of a study conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi which found that more th...
By The Editorial Board

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News  /  Published 02.01.22

Kolkata air ‘very poor’ on December 31 night

Toxic air and deafening sounds of firecrackers greeted 2022 in the city. Public health experts said the rise in the air pollution level, a result of the combination of natural phenomena during winter...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 30.12.21

25% of PM 2.5 load in Kolkata from outside, says study

Bose Institute’s findings point out that during the duration of their study, the overall load of PM 2.5 in the city increased by about 50 per cent. PM 2.5 particulates — 0.5 to 1 micron i...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 29.12.21

Deadly ‘pollutant from beyond Bengal’ has engulfed Kolkata, rest of state: IIT Delhi study

The machines automatically measure around the clock the levels of PM 10, PM 2.5, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, as well as temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and noise pollution. The fig...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.12.21

Green activist complains against open mass pyre in Howrah crematorium

More than 100 unidentified decomposed bodies were burnt in a heap at the Sibpur crematorium in Howrah on Sunday night. They were burnt after being kept in Howrah police morgue for at least three mont...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

India  /  Published 26.12.21

Delhi: Govt plan to curb pollution

The Delhi government is going to ask e-commerce companies, food delivery services and cab aggregators to completely switch to electric vehicles as it aims to increase the EV share in total vehicle sal...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi


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