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East Calcutta Wetlands
Science Tech  /  Published 23.08.20

Required Urgently: Kidney Flush

The East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW) is a natural wastewater treatment plant that was designated to be of international importance under the Unesco’s Ramsar Convention held in Iran in 1971. This uniq...
By Dr Sasidulal Ghosh in

Calcutta  /  Published 13.08.20

Green body glare on garbage

The National Green Tribunal has recently warned Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC), Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA), New Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) and the environment...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.04.20

After the rain stopped

The picture was taken a little after 5pm on Thursday.The rainbow appeared as the sun came out after a spell of rain. Social media was abuzz with pictures. “Life says often the brightest colours...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.02.20

Green panel seeks wetland report

The National Green Tribunal on Monday asked the state environment department to submit a status report detailing the action taken or will be taken against persons violating wetland norms. The principa...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.12.19

Sunday date with ultra run

An ultramarathon off the beaten track will attract more than 200 runners before sunrise on Sunday.The 60-km run, dubbed the city’s only ultramarathon, will traverse the expanse of the East Calcutta ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 14.12.18

How to lose hope

The city spreads like my expanding girth, uncontrolled, unplanned. It looks ugly when lit up by blue and white LEDs, like blue shimmer on my undeserving face.I have lost all hope. The year wore me dow...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

West Bengal  /  Published 10.01.20

Kids in trail run debut

Off the road, into villages and through kuchha lanes, over 2,000 people will compete in a trail run through the East Calcutta Wetlands on Sunday.The fifth edition of Kolkata Trail Run, partnered by Th...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.12.19

Endurance test through wetlands

They beat the Sunday morning laziness, tied their shoelaces, did a little warm-up and set out to run through the wetlands in Calcutta’s east on Sunday.The Kolkata Ultra 60, in association with The T...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.11.19

‘Rs 2-crore green fine’ on Salt Lake civic body

The National Green Tribunal on Monday fined the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation Rs 2 crore for failing to comply with its order to cordon off a dumping site near Sector V to prevent contamination of...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.19

Construction violates Calcutta wetlands

The expert committee set up by the National Green Tribunal to probe violations in the East Calcutta Wetlands has found that “substantial portion of water bodies/agricultural land” got converted in...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta


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