National Environmental Engineering Research Institute Neeri
India  /  Published 28.05.22

'Pollution limits not safe enough'

India’s current safe limit for the fine particulate matter called PM2.5, used to grade air quality, is not low enough to protect vulnerable people from illness and needs to be revised downwards,...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

News  /  Published 16.12.21

Environment takes back seat in Kolkata civic elections

Cleaning Calcutta’s air Scrapping old smoke-belching vehicles Bringing clean fuel to the city Protecting the East Calcutta Wetlands Restoring network of canals Enforcing noise rules ...
By Subhajoy Roy, Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 24.11.21

History of firecrackers offers clues to silence them

The big bang began with the baozhu. Almost two hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Chinese — the progenitors of many human inventions — had committed the original sin: they ...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Calcutta  /  Published 01.01.21

Green bench seeks wetland damage report

The National Green Tribunal has asked an expert committee being set up by it to complete the assessment of environment damage within the East Calcutta Wetlands due to the “unauthorised and indis...
By Jayanta Basu in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 31.12.20

Drive to cut ironing stall pollution

The West Bengal pollution control board (WBPCB) has started the process of distributing 10,000 free LPG-powered iron pressers among roadside laundry stalls in Calcutta, Bidhannagar and Howrah to reduc...
By Jayanta Basu in Salt Lake


Calcutta  /  Published 11.12.20

Worst air on BT Road

The air quality recorded on the BT Road campus of Rabindra Bharati University has been the worst while that of Rabindra Sarobar has been the best in the city, a study of the last fortnight’s res...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 03.09.20

Smoke screen: Vehicular pollution

Sometimes the real picture emerges even if the smoke has not quite cleared. That is what seems to have happened with regard to the findings of a study by the National Environmental Engineering Researc...
By The Editorial Board

Calcutta  /  Published 29.08.20

Report nails goods carrier pollution

Goods vehicles are responsible for the bulk of automobile pollution in Calcutta and Howrah and the proportionate share is more in Howrah, a study by the National Environmental Engineering Research Ins...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.07.20

Emission, road dust to blame for air pollution

The final report of the air pollution source apportionment study by the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has found that roadside dust and vehicular emission form the major...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.10.19

Central draft slams vehicles for air pollution

Vehicles are the biggest source of pollution in Calcutta and Howrah, a central government laboratory researching on environmental engineering has said in a study. In a draft of its final report, the ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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