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News  /  Published 22.09.22

PCB and cops rapped: Green activists seek CM intervention

Expressing displeasure over the Pollution Control Board’s reported slackness, green activists have urged the chief minister to ensure that the police do the needful to curb the noise pollution d...
By The Plurals News Network

News  /  Published 19.09.22

Stick to green fireworks, says West Bengal Pollution Control Board

The state pollution control board has asked all licensed fireworks makers in West Bengal to produce only green fireworks — the ones that are cleared by the National Environmental Engineering Res...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 17.09.22

Haze of dust on unpaved Vidyasagar Setu stretch

Pothole-riddled, worn-out roads not only make the rides bumpy but the dust that rises when vehicles move over them is also deadly. The dust contains tiny particles like PM2.5 that travel with the air...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 14.07.22

Deadly impact of goods vehicles on Kolkata air

“Restricting the entry of heavy goods vehicles can help improve the air quality of Kolkata. A study by NEERI, published in 2019, found that heavy goods vehicles accounted for 49.5 per cent of th...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

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


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