Air Pollution
Calcutta  /  Published 08.07.20

Emission, road dust to blame for air pollution

The final report of the air pollution source apportionment study by the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has found that roadside dust and vehicular emission form the major...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.07.20

Panel to probe charges of fly ash pollution against BSL

The residents of three villages around Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL) are protesting against the plying of dumpers carrying fly ash from the Ash Pond,  as they were a cause of air pollution in the area...
By Our Correspondent in Bokaro

North East  /  Published 07.06.20

Oil India wants blowout probe

Oil India Ltd on Saturday appealed to the Tinsukia administration to probe the reported death of four persons from a nearby village allegedly because of pollution caused by the May 27 oil well blowout...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.06.20

Lockdown gains: steel city Jamshedpur breathes easy

There has been an appreciable improvement in air quality in the three commercial hubs of Jamshedpur and the adjoining industrial belt of Adityapur, a recent survey has revealed, indicating how fewer v...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur

North East  /  Published 03.05.20

Dust major factor for pollution in Guwahati

Pre-monsoon showers have improved air quality in Guwahati, but there has been no impact of over a month’s lockdown on the city’s air. The Pollution Control Board Assam (PCBA) has attributed dust a...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 29.04.20

Water sprinklers to fight dust demon

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has launched a road watering project in urban areas in and around Calcutta, including Salt Lake and Rajarhat, to suppress dust that has become the major...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 26.04.20

Over 10 Delhi, Mumbai pollution hotspots turn into green zones

With vehicles off the road and most industries shut for over a month due to the coronavirus lockdown, over 10 pollution hotspots in Mumbai and Delhi have turned into green zones recording minimal or n...
By PTI in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 06.04.20

Pollution spike in ‘solidarity’

The city’s air and noise pollution levels, which had been below the limits since the lockdown started, took a sudden leap after 9pm on Sunday when people burst firecrackers to show solidarity in the...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 05.04.20

Pollution levels offer sliver of hope

There can, perhaps, be a silver lining in the darkest of clouds. This would be especially welcome in the middle of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Such a sliver of hope, however temporary, seems to have...
By The Editorial Board in

Calcutta  /  Published 30.03.20

Nailed: Diesel role in air pollution

The ongoing lockdown to fight the novel coronavirus has not only sharply reduced Calcutta’s air pollution level but has also underlined the pivotal role played by diesel-powered vehicles in making t...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta


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