News  /  Published 04.08.22

West Bengal govt plans easy electric bus shift for operators by end-2023

The West Bengal government has started talks with electric bus manufacturers to work out a scheme so that private operators can replace their existing fleet of diesel-run buses, urban development mini...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 01.08.22

Breathe easy: scrapping vehicles in Bengal

The National Green Tribunal has ordered the West Bengal government to phase out private and commercial vehicles that are over 15 years old and all public transport vehicles below Bharat Stage-IV withi...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 31.07.22

Brake on Buxa homestay ban

The Jalpaiguri circuit bench of Calcutta High Court has issued a six-week stay on an order issued by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to shut all commercial accommodations in the Buxa Tiger Reserve (...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

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 26.07.22

NGT orders phase out of all 15-year-old vehicles, including private cars

According to an estimate submitted by the Union ministry of road transport to the bench earlier, more than 92 lakh vehicles aged 15 years or older are plying in the state, of which over 20 lakh vehicl...
By The Plurals News Network


News  /  Published 20.07.22

Rowing clubs seek nod for petrol rescue boats at Rabindra Sarobar

“We have received the letter. We will forward the same to the NGT,” said an official of the KMDA. The letter follows a meeting between club officials, police and KMDA on July 15. After t...
By Debraj Mitra, Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 08.07.22

KMC, Kolkata police and environment dept pull down wetlands wall in east Kolkata

The East Kolkata Wetlands, protected under the Ramsar convention, is spread over 12,500 hectares. The Ramsar convention is an international treaty for protection and conservation of wetlands.&nbs...
By Subhajoy Roy, Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 07.06.22

Lalbazar suggests SOP to Lake clubs: Specialised training & capsize drill for learners

Mayor Firhad Hakim, who is also chairperson of the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), the custodian of Rabindra Sarobar, had said earlier that the organisation would approach the Natio...
By Subhajoy Roy, Monalisa Chaudhuri in Lalbazar

West Bengal  /  Published 04.06.22

Social organisations flag river pollution issue

Representatives of an apex body of different social organisations, which have been working for conservation of nature and for reduction in pollution in north Bengal, have demanded immediate interventi...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

India  /  Published 24.05.22

Coca-Cola: SC stays NGT order

The Supreme Court has stayed a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order imposing an environmental compensation of over Rs 15 crore on Moon Beverages, a key bottler for American beverage maker Coca-Cola in ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi


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