Centre For Science And Environment
News  /  Published 26.03.22

Kolkata second most polluted metro city in India

But Kolkata’s rise in average PM 2.5 level during 2021 was highest among all Indian metros with Delhi rising about 15 per cent, Mumbai by 8 per cent while Chennai and Bangalore almost remaining ...
By Jayanta Basu in Ballygunge

News  /  Published 17.03.22

Pollutant in Kolkata winter air exceeds 10 times the WHO limit, 2.5 times the India limit

“Overall, the week from December 26 to January 3 was the poorest. The PM 2.5 value during the week was 118 microgram,” said Avikal Somvanshi, an air pollution researcher at CSE. “Th...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 05.02.22

Pollutant in ‘scary’ Kolkata air exceeds 13 times the WHO limit

Sprinkling water on roads, the experts pointed out, will not achieve much. Mayor Firhad Hakim, who is also Bengal’s transport minister, admitted that the city’s pollution scene is “...
By Jayanta Basu 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

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


Opinion  /  Published 23.12.21

Uneven burden: air pollution

Breathing has become injurious to health. Two recent studies have identified the double burden of air pollution in India in different ways. A study published in Nature by researchers at the ...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 06.12.21

Ban on waste burning in Kolkata for years, KMC forgot to sensitise its cleaners

Roy Chowdhury felt that besides sensitising waste cleaners of the civic body, there was also a need to run sensitisation campaigns in the community. If the waste contains items such as cloth and plas...
in Kolkata

News  /  Published 13.11.21

Cloudy sky adds to Kolkata’s air quality woes

Air quality in several parts of the city stayed between poor and severe for long hours from late Thursday to Friday morning. The cloudy sky along with very low wind speed, which is characteristic of ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

Calcutta  /  Published 08.06.21

E-buses to replace diesel-run fleet

The fleet of diesel-powered government buses in Calcutta will be replaced by electric buses to curb the rising levels of air pollution, transport minister Firhad Hakim said on Monday. “From now...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.06.21

More deaths by toxic air in Bengal

Bengal had the second highest percentage of deaths in India caused by air pollution in 2019, said a report by an environment think-tank. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) report, which was...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta


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