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News  /  Published 26.05.22

1,200 electric buses to replace government fleet in two years

The West Bengal government will replace its existing fleet of buses with 1,200 electric buses in phases in an attempt to reduce carbon footprint and pollution from vehicles, transport minister Firhad ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

India  /  Published 25.05.22

94% women ‘silent’ on pollution fearing sack

Ninety-four per cent women construction workers, surveyed as part of a study conducted in Delhi, never raised their voice or took any steps to prevent the negative impact of air pollution because of t...
By PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 11.05.22

Rain triggered by Cyclone Asani reduces air pollution in Kolkata

Rain triggered by Cyclone Asani substantially improved the air quality in Kolkata on Wednesday as the index remained below 50 (particulate matter 2.5) in most parts, a West Bengal Pollution Contr...
By PTI

People  /  Published 09.05.22

Long before Greta Thunberg, Kolkata school kids hit the streets for green rights

At the point of action on the street students were armed with large but light-weight flex placards printed on both sides with the standard “No Horn” symbol used by the Kolkata Police with ...
By Bonani Kakkar and Pradeep Kakkar

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.05.22

Air pollution threat to Jharkhand

A survey on outdoor workers between December 2021 and March 2022 in two cities of Jharkhand including capital Ranchi shows alarming impact of ambient air pollution on respiratory systems. SwitchON Fo...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

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News  /  Published 12.04.22

Santragachi shift order for buses from Esplanade in 14 days

“Santragachi is about 10km from the bus terminus at Esplanade. It cannot be a viable alternative given the prevailing price of diesel,” said the owner of a private bus on route 78. The st...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 11.04.22

One lakh excess premature deaths linked to air pollution in eight Indian cities including Kolkata: Study

Exposure to air pollution has been linked to 100,000 excess premature deaths in the Indian cities of Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Surat, Pune and Ahmedabad between 2005 and 2018, ac...
By PTI

News  /  Published 07.04.22

Pollution in Kolkata may cause common diseases

Many common diseases — a blockage in the artery or a stomach upset — could be caused by environmental pollution, some doctors in the city said on Wednesday. Doctors spoke at an event orga...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.04.22

Students’ plan to fight air pollution

Two groups of students from Bokaro and Dhanbad, often referred to as the worst polluted city of the country, conceived ideas for mitigating air pollution that would get patronage for further developme...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

News  /  Published 29.03.22

Noise and air pollution triggering sleep disorders in Kolkatans, say doctors

Rajarshi Neogi, a psychiatrist, pointed out that insomnia has increased during Covid, particularly in people confined to their homes. “Work from home is completely destroying sleep discipline an...
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