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News  /  Published 02.10.22

State pollution control board receives complaints of noise norm violation

The state pollution control board received three complaints on Friday from residents who alleged that  microphones being played outside their homes were emitting noise more than the permissible l...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 29.09.22

Environmental concern over Durga Puja banners made of single-use plastic

Many of the banners erected ahead of Durga Puja are made of single-use plastic with little or no demand for recycling. They will end up in the Dhapa waste disposal sites and negatively impact the natu...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

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 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 22.09.22

State green body gives anti-sound pollution diktat to Durga Puja committees

“We are all worried about the hazard of loud, ear-splitting music which causes great difficulty to the ailing, elderly and children apart from others in a neighbourhood. The guideline will deal ...
By PTI

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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

Jharkhand  /  Published 15.09.22

A green task force in Ranchi

Stakeholders at a conference agreed that a special task force on just transition should be formed at the earliest, which should work in a time-bound and result-oriented manner aligned with Net-zero ca...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

News  /  Published 08.09.22

Manas Bhuiya bats for environment campaigns in vernacular languages

“We can frame rules, but the man on street should be made aware about the danger to his and everyone’s health if loud music is played without break from a close distance for hours,” ...
By PTI

News  /  Published 07.09.22

Despite lower level of PM2.5 in 2019, no room for complacency: Bhuiya

Quoting the state pollution control board, West Bengal’s environment minister, Manas Bhuiya, on Wednesday said Kolkata’s PM2.5 level in 2019 was lower than what was cited in a recent inter...
By The Plurals News Network

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


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