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News  /  Published 07.07.22

Report plastic bag units on 1800-345-3390 or on Paribesh mobile app to get Rs 500

An official said they would request the complainants to provide the address of the errant unit so that it becomes easier for the authorities to track it down. There is also a comment section where com...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 06.07.22

Kolkata Municipal Corporation yet to slap penalty for plastic bag use

Kolkata Municipal Corporation has yet to begin imposing penalties on users of single-use plastic bags. A senior official of the civic body said they did not have receipts that would be issued against...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.22

Difficult path: Recent ban on plastic

The ban on single-use plastic, which was notified in August 2021 by the Union ministry of environment, forests and climate change, has now come into force. Plastic cutlery items, sweet boxes, invitati...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 04.07.22

Trade licence threat to enforce plastic ban

The Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC) has threatened to cancel the trade licence of traders if they are found using plastic carry bags or styrofoam items. According to the Plastic Waste Management...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

India  /  Published 03.07.22

Delhi to urge Centre to reduce GST

Environment minister Gopal Rai on Sunday said the Delhi government will request the Centre to reduce GST on raw materials for production of alternatives to single-use plastic items. The minister, who...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

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West Bengal  /  Published 03.07.22

North drive against plastic bags

Authorities of the Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC), the largest civic body of north Bengal, and several municipalities in the region on Friday began enforcing the ban on single-use plastic carry ...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

News  /  Published 02.07.22

Plastic ban not hasty, says central minister in Kolkata

Union minister of state for environment, forest and climate change Ashwini Kumar Choubey, director of ZSI Dhriti Banerjee and several scientists were present at the event. “The craftsmanship of...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 02.07.22

New Town community market’s biodegradable effort from 2021

According to an NKDA official, they hand out brown paper bags, degradable plastic bags that are made out of vegetable starch and clay pots to the shops in the market and the temporary stalls. Everyone...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

News  /  Published 02.07.22

Plastic ban holds in Kolkata markets on first day for fear of raids

A resident of Kasba in south Kolkata said several fishmongers at Jadavgarh market did not open stalls on Friday. “I was told that these people did not open their stalls as they feared action if ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 01.07.22

Worry grips Kolkata markets over plastic bags ban from Friday

Plastic bags less than 75 micron cannot be used from July 1. But across markets in Kolkata, plastics that are much thinner were still being used till Thursday. Traders in several markets felt that it...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata


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