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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

Lifestyle  /  Published 25.07.22

Explore India’s rich water heritage through the Living Waters Museum

In March of 2021 and 2022, LWM launched large online exhibitions —  Confluence and Punyache Paani respectively, looking at Mumbai and Pune’s water history, heritage and livelihoods. T...
By Vedant Karia

News  /  Published 25.07.22

Air pollution impact on teens and 50-plus in Kolkata, West Bengal towns

State transport minister and mayor of Kolkata Firhad Hakim spoke of the need to link air pollution control and countering climate change. “I consider that good air pollution practice and good c...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.07.22

NGT fines pollution board official

The National Green Tribunal has imposed a personal cost of Rs 25,000 on member secretary Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board for failing to file action taken report on the tribunal order pertainin...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

News  /  Published 21.07.22

Alternatives to single-use plastics scarce in West Bengal, say green crusaders

Environmentalists in Kolkata have said West Bengal lacked plans to find viable alternatives to single-use plastics, the use of which has been banned since July 1. Users too are not aware of the right...
By PTI

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News  /  Published 16.07.22

State government shelves plan to turn Adi Ganga stretch into underground drain

The state government has shelved its plan to make a stretch of the Adi Ganga, also called Tolly’s Nullah, flow through a concrete-covered drain in face of strong protests from  environmenta...
By The Plurals News Network

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

News  /  Published 13.07.22

Kolkata Municipal Corporation moots shift for Burrabazar traders

Among the options discussed was Dankuni, about 20km north-west from Burrabazar and an emerging hub because of its rail and road connectivity.  Dankuni, in Hooghly district, is set to be a termin...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 10.07.22

Tea garden brews solar power

A tea estate located on the outskirts of Alipurduar town is slashing its power bills, sunny side up. Majherdabri, which is known for innovations like value-added teas, has introduced a solar power fa...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

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


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