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News  /  Published 05.09.22

Earthcare Books is bit of an oasis in the heart of the city

Earthcare Books, located at the crossing of Middleton Street and Little Russel Street, lies half-hidden from the eye. It has done so for almost four decades. One is tempted to call it a bit of an oasi...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

News  /  Published 28.07.22

West Bengal govt to seek extension of National Green Tribunal order on old vehicles

“A huge number of private and commercial vehicles older than 15 years are plying in the cities of Kolkata and Howrah and also in other places in the State of West Bengal which amounts to few lak...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 27.07.22

National Green Tribunal orders Bengal to phase out all 15-year-old vehicles in 6 months

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday ordered the West Bengal government to phase out all vehicles — both private and commercial — that are over 15 years within six months. The trib...
By Subhajoy Roy, Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 02.06.22

West Bengal lags behind in taking climate action: CSE report

Despite its extreme vulnerability to climate change, West Bengal remains one of the most poorly performing states in India when it comes to taking climate action, according to a report released by the...
By The Plurals News Network

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

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


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