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Pollution
Calcutta  /  Published 04.06.20

Howrah the 2nd most polluted city

Howrah is the second most polluted city in the country in terms of nitrogen oxide emission, says a report by the Center for Science and Environment.Nitrogen oxide is mainly released by diesel-driven v...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.06.20

Lockdown gains: steel city Jamshedpur breathes easy

There has been an appreciable improvement in air quality in the three commercial hubs of Jamshedpur and the adjoining industrial belt of Adityapur, a recent survey has revealed, indicating how fewer v...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur

Calcutta  /  Published 24.05.20

Calcutta stares at rise in pollution level: Environmentalists

Calcutta is staring at a rise in pollution levels post-lockdown due to uprooting of thousands of trees in the city by cyclone Amphan, environmentalists said.The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has...
By PTI in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.05.20

Residents breathe uneasy

Rajendra Paswan, 48, a resident of the underground-fire-hit Mohri Bandh in Jharia has not been able to sleep after hearing Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s announcement of allowing privat...
By Our correspondent in Dhanbad

North East  /  Published 03.05.20

Dust major factor for pollution in Guwahati

Pre-monsoon showers have improved air quality in Guwahati, but there has been no impact of over a month’s lockdown on the city’s air. The Pollution Control Board Assam (PCBA) has attributed dust a...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 29.04.20

Water sprinklers to fight dust demon

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has launched a road watering project in urban areas in and around Calcutta, including Salt Lake and Rajarhat, to suppress dust that has become the major...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 26.04.20

Over 10 Delhi, Mumbai pollution hotspots turn into green zones

With vehicles off the road and most industries shut for over a month due to the coronavirus lockdown, over 10 pollution hotspots in Mumbai and Delhi have turned into green zones recording minimal or n...
By PTI in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.04.20

Green threat to lifeline

The Subernarekha, Singhbhum region’s lifeline river, is in peril. Stagnant water has again resulted in mushrooming of water hyacinth near the downstream Mango bridge.The menace of water hyacinth, a ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Calcutta  /  Published 07.04.20

Green board guidline on medical waste

The Central Pollution Control Board has issued a revised guideline about management of biomedical waste linked to Covid-19, outlining roles of urban local bodies and state pollution control boards in ...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.04.20

Pollution spike in ‘solidarity’

The city’s air and noise pollution levels, which had been below the limits since the lockdown started, took a sudden leap after 9pm on Sunday when people burst firecrackers to show solidarity in the...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta


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