News  /  Published 26.09.22

Silent march to press for rowing nod in Rabindra Sarobar

More than 150 people joined a silent march around the Rabindra Sarobar premises on Sunday, demand-ing the resumption of rowing in the lake.On May 21, two teenage rowers had drowned in the lake af...
By Debraj Mitra

Jharkhand  /  Published 25.09.22

Push to protect natural resources

Jharkhand agriculture and mines secretary, Aboobacker Siddiqui, has pitched for the protection of natural resources for future generations. Addressing the closing function of a three-day national con...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

News  /  Published 24.09.22

West Bengal Pollution Control Board gears up for Durga Puja sound control

A WBPCB official, however, said board officials would not suo motu visit pandals for checks. “We have trained a large number of police personnel who will check whether limiters are fitted to the...
By Jayanta Basu, Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 20.09.22

Waste-to-CNG plant ready to be unveiled at Dhapa

“We have already converted one diesel truck into a CNG-powered one. Some more trucks will be converted.  We now buy CNG from the market. Once the Dhapa plant is opened, we will use the CNG ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 15.09.22

Rowing nod in Rabindra Sarobar linked to trial of petrol boats

The resumption of rowing in the Rabindra Sarobar lake was stalled again on Wednesday. A meeting of an “extended expert committee” was convened by the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Auth...
By Debraj Mitra, Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata


News  /  Published 14.09.22

Kolkata to join green pledge global list

Kolkata is going to be the first Indian city to join a global list of cities pledging to adopt a pathway for a future free of fossil fuel, a movement that was initiated in 2020 and has gained momentum...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 14.09.22

Waste land: Waste management in India

Effective management of waste is turning out to be a monumental challenge in India. Periodic assessments serve as a grim reminder of the enormity of the task as well as the associated hurdles in dispo...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 11.09.22

State govt plans to appeal against NGT’s order

The state government would appeal the National Green Tribunal’s order to keep aside Rs 3,500 crore in a separate account for waste management, municipal affairs minister Firhad Hakim said on Sat...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 07.09.22

Prod to panel on Rabindra Sarobar petrol rescue boat

An ‘expert committee’ on Rabindra Sarobar will be urged to meet soon to decide whether petrol-powered rescue boats can be allowed in the lake, an official of the KMDA, the custodian o...
By Debraj Mitra, Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 05.09.22

Sorry state of waste disposal in the city

The city produces about 4,500 tonnes of solid waste daily, but only 504 tonnes are processed every day, Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) officials said on Sunday. Of the 144 wards in the KMC, wast...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata


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