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Air Pollution
India  /  Published 04.09.22

Environment minister to chair meet

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai will on Monday chair a crucial meeting to discuss department-wise responsibilities under the 15-point winter action plan to fight air pollution in the season. Off...
By PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 03.09.22

Pollution control board contests Kolkata’s PM2.5 measurement in global study

According to the international study, Air Quality and Health in Cities: A State of Global Air Report, published recently by the US-based Health Effects Institute (HEI), only Delhi had a higher annual ...
By The Plurals News Network in Kolkata

India  /  Published 02.09.22

Over 99% population breathes polluted air

Over 99 per cent of India's population is breathing air that exceeds the World Health Organisation's health-based guidelines with respect to PM2.5, a report by Greenpeace India said. Accordin...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.09.22

Study links air pollution to anaemia in women

 Long-term exposure to air pollution could contribute to anaemia among women of reproductive age through systemic inflammation triggered by inhalation of tiny particulate matter (P...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

News  /  Published 30.08.22

PM2.5 air pollution deaths: Kolkata ranks 5th in the world

Kolkata is fifth among metros in gross mortality caused by PM2.5 pollutants, according to a recent global report.  Delhi is the second among the 103 most populous cities that were included in th...
By The Plurals News Network

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News  /  Published 30.08.22

KMC to convert AJC Bose Road flyover underbelly into green oasis

Anumita Roy Chowdhury, an air quality specialist, said green plants are known to absorb dust. “The foliage can filter dust to some extent and also reduce the radiating heat from concrete surfac...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 23.08.22

Green activists point finger at KMC for spending pollution funds in non-priority areas

Notwithstanding a massive Rs 536 crore received by Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) since 2019 to combat air pollution, the City of Joy has recently been ranked second on the pollution count by a s...
By The Plurals News Network

Opinion  /  Published 22.08.22

Foul breath: Calcutta's toxic air

According to the State of Global Air Report 2022, Calcutta is the second-most polluted city in the world in terms of air pollution and the presence of PM 2.5 in the air; Delhi grabbed the top slo...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 21.08.22

Air pollution responsible for 1.85 lakh deaths in Kolkata

The release of 11 rapists and murderers in Gujarat sends a message that criminals from the majority community will be given impunity, said a rights activist at a demonstration against the release on S...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 18.08.22

A pollution-control prescription for Kolkata

Shift to green fuel, effective implementation of pollution plans and a ban on waste burning are some of the recommendations by experts to improve Kolkata’s alarming air quality. Environmentalis...
By The Plurals News Network


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